Autumn is upon us.
This morning, the air was cool. Abnormally cool, and I can’t tell you how much I welcomed it. Earlier, I wrote about how autumn is my favorite time of the year, hands down. The combination of warm sweaters, scarves, hats, and a steaming cup of hot cider or tea is probably the most appealing experience in the whole world to me. Finally, we have some crisp air! I made a spice cake for a special someone, with pears, raspberry jam, and freshly ground cardamom. Toasted coconut on top, and there, all in one bite, are the most perfect autumn flavors.