Autumn has definitely arrived! Through all of September it was quite warm and beautiful. With October it suddenly became cool and crisp and refreshing – And even more beautiful! And with the cool temperatures, I always develop a few autumn cravings. Every year, I crave more and more brilliant autumn color from the leaves – The reds, the golds, and the bright fiery orange!
So, in spite of the basement-remodeling project in my life, I zipped down to my Wisconsin Farm – For a quick color-loaded visit. I drove down along the Mississippi River – A charming drive with so much color clinging to every bluff. I arrived at my Farm with the most intense colors and contrasts at ‘peak’! The next morning (bright and clear) I took an early morning walk with my camera. Color cravings satisfied.
The Food – More Cravings:
And every year, by early October, I crave a Baked Potato! My tastebuds simply must have a hot, steaming just-baked potato – With melted cheese, a bit of white Cheddar, a bit of Havarti (they melt so well together). And if I’m really treating myself — A wee bit of bacon, and a sprinkle of green onion. And another treat – I love a dab (a big dab) of just-baked butternut squash alongside my baked potato. Autumn comfort-food heaven. Every year, by early October – I CRAVE a Baked Potato!
The Pottery – Maasha Bowl:
Such a tasty indulgence deserves a special, comfort-food piece of pottery! An ‘early’ Maasha Bowl — A small serving bowl that I made a number of years ago. Stoneware, handbuilt and constructed with overlapping corners — Reduction fired with a deep-gold matte glaze. Works perfectly with ooey-gooey cheesey Baked Potato! Another craving satisfied!
Hope everyone is enjoying a gorgeous Autumn!