autumn

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance...

Things I Love: October, Crafting, Garlic, and Bonfire

Eric and I build a small bonfire outside at least once a week. We sit around it and talk, share stories, play our banjo and...

Things I Love: Autumnal Sunlight and Sweet Water

The days are growing shorter, my friends, just as sure as my yard is a tapestry of crunching colored leaves. The air looks like the...

Things I Love: Rainy Days, but not this many…

Save 10% on all knitwear on The Irish Store through 10/31/15 with code AFFKNIT10 Autumn has arrived not with a bang,...

Things I Love: This Fine, Fine Fall

The Autumn appeared early this year, sneaking in little tendrils of fog and chill even while it still said August on the calendar. September blazed...

“Quench” and some Autumnal Goodies

Two of my recipes appear in this book! Preorder yours today! Guys! Guess what?  Ashley English of Small Measure has a...

Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A...

Recipe Box: Spiced Cranberry Cordial

Ok, frugal boozehounds, here's a tip from the Pixie...watch out for cranberries on sale at your grocery store between December and January: RIGHT NOW! This...

Recipe Box: Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies with Maple Drizzle

Sometimes you just need a bit of warm, sweet comfort food. This happens to me when the wind outside is cold and howling and you...

Honey (and Cider!) around Asheville – 2013

Beekeepers from places as diverse as the Fynbos region of the Western Cape of South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Vancouver Island in Canada are sending jars...

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

He is everywhere. Waving at me from above the blue and purple chicory, teasing me, dancing behind the brown grasses drying in the autumn sun....

Recipe Box: Farmer’s Bread and Homemade Croutons

As the temperature plummets into fall, I've been finding myself wanting something - anything - hot and fresh out of the oven.  I am craving...

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Grumble. Mumble.  I have a fever...a mild one, mind you, and I should be in bed.  But I promise I'll do that in a minute....

Spelunking 101 and Plant Identification Help

Here is a photo post for y'all to enjoy...they don't capture the reality of the smell of the leaves, the sound of the rushing stream...

Dead Folks

Catfish and Catfish, Jr. circa 1990. I'm tender-hearted today from spending last night with my Dead folks. As we do every...