Signs of autumn are all around as I went through the kitchen this morning, camera in hand, looking for something to share. The night time temperatures have dropped into the low thirties. Time to gather up the last of the tomatoes and put them on the windowsill to ripen. How nice they look lined up there tanning themselves in the sun.
Pumpkins from the farm-stand and a friend's backyard garden sit awaiting their fate on the counter. The large bluish-gray one is an old heirloom variety called a "sweet meat" pumpkin, reportedly the best for pies. We plan to put it to the test after we're done admiring it. (Thanks Missy!)
Grace had just finished baking a batch of Gingersnaps. The spicy aroma filled the house. It's actually what lured me into the kitchen in the first place. Her cookies (as always) turned out so yummy. Just used the old-fashioned tried-and-true recipe that calls for molasses and cinnamon. Here's the recipe if you are looking for a good autumn cookie. It's one of my favorites anyway. If you store them in an air-tight plastic container they become soft and chewy. And Grace adds her own special touch with vanilla frosting in between two cookies. The likes of which is just too good for words...so, I'll leave you with this mouth-watering picture instead. It's the best I can do!