{JEI} Autumn Fun with #thezeliegroup

 

At The Zelie Group we’re hosting another JEI (Just Enough Info) linkup. Follow the other co-hosts Kristina, Jessica, Alicia, and Kirby.

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Questions:

1. Best fall flavor: apple or pumpkin?
2. The leaves are changing colors, and the air is crisp. What are you looking forward to about fall?
3. Do you decorate for the season (and which is it: fall or autumn?)
 

JEI Autumn Fun

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Answers:

 

1. Best fall flavor: apple or pumpkin?

I just can’t pick! It depends.

  • Although I’m not a stickler for organic, I only like natural apple and pumpkin flavours, not the fake candy flavours that you get in lattes.
  • I don’t really think of apple pie as an autumn thing.
  • I would choose homemade pumpkin pie over homemade apple pie, but a dark, spicy ginger cake would be even better.
  • I love candied apples, especially if it’s a good apple like Honeycrisp.
  • We tried Applesnax for the first time. It’s applesauce in a single serving container. It tastes just like mashed fresh quality apples. It isn’t overly sweet or spicy. I was so impressed!
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    2. The leaves are changing colors, and the air is crisp. What are you looking forward to about fall?

  • I love having turkey on Thanksgiving and making all the leftover recipes, like soup and casserole.
  • I like the energising autumn wind. Sweaters are my favourite!
  • My daughter’s birthday is in October. We only go to the party store once a year to pick a theme. This year it’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
  • After that it’s Halloween. Every Halloween since June was born has been awesome! Over the years it’s fun to watch her initial enthusiasm (Can we go trick-or-treating every day?) grow into shrewd efficiency (Let’s do the next block instead…the houses are closer together.)
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    3. Do you decorate for the season (and which is it: fall or autumn?)


    We have a few things that we take out, especially around Halloween. There is a spooky lantern and some jack-o-lantern tea lights. I bought a folksy banner this year that says, “Boo”.

    I prefer the word “autumn” over “fall”. Autumn is an older lady enjoying a stroll, wrapped in a red woolly coat, with dancing eyes and a warm glow to her cheeks. Fall reminds me of The Fall and most of all makes me think of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Spring and Fall: to a young child.

    Margaret, are you grieving
    Over Goldengrove unleaving?
    Leaves, like the things of man, you
    With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
    Ah! as the heart grows older
    It will come to such sights colder
    By and by, nor spare a sigh
    Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
    And yet you will weep and know why.
    Now no matter, child, the name:
    Sorrow’s springs are the same.
    Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
    What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
    It is the blight man was born for,
    It is Margaret you mourn for.

     

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