So today you get the other part of that post - the part where I exchange all things pumpkin spice for all things apple spice.
Honestly, I love pumpkin. My absolute favorite muffins are the amazing pumpkin harvest muffins I get at the farmer's market. They are pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts and they are happiness in a muffin wrapper.
Pumpkin spice lattes are not my thing. I'll take a maple latte over pumpkin spice any October day.
And honestly, even if you love pumpkin spice, aren't some of the creations just a little bit over the top. I mean pumpkin spice peeps? Isn't that sacrilegious or something?
Or what about this????
So recently, I was shopping in Whole Foods, and it looked like pumpkin spice had exploded. There was pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!!!!
But hidden amongst the pumpkin delights, were some clever apple treats.
How about these apple cider cookies for starters?
Wouldn't they go well with a cup of this apple cider tea? (Okay, if you look down, you'll see the trio included pumpkin spice tea as well).
And then there is the autumn staple - apple cider donuts!!!!!!!!
Oh, and remember that apple tree from my church yard? Look at it this week!
|I spy a nest!|
Apparently we love apples here at the cafe. A quick count showed over 80 posts with apple in the label!
Since I should share a recipe - you could always check out my apple (pumpkin) lentil soup, though with temps in the high 80s (and 95% humidity) it's not feeling like soup weather here.
So what do you do when life doesn't go according to plan?
I try to remember that it's all God's plan, not mine, but yeah, I need to keep working on that.
And speaking of that - I found these new-to-me apples in the market. SOOOOO good! They taste like a mix between apples and pears..
Doesn't that seem like a biblically fitting name for an apple?