Whether you grew up in the city or out in the sticks, thoughts of the Fall harvest season evoke vivd memories: cold clear nights, frost on the pumpkin, the smell of burning leaves "and the fodder in the shock." [Ask Gramps]. For us, it's coming into a warm, bright house, and being enveloped by the delicious smells of autumn: apples and pumpkins, cloves and cinnamon.
Our Fall Harvest boxed set contains the secret ingredients to conjure up those cozy feelings and delicious smells:
* Mulling Spices: whole Star Anise, cloves, citrus, cinnamon and other spices lend a vibrant rush of warmth to your cider, tea, or wine. We even include a reusable little muslin drawstring bag so you don't to need to strain out the crunchy bits. We're all about making your mulling easy.
* Apple Pie Spice Blend: The trinity of baking spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, with the finest sugar. Not just for pies anymore, a lovely enhancement to hot tea, fruit, streusel topping. One of our customers uses it exclusively on her morning instant oatmeal!
* Chai Spice Blend: Crazy about chai spice? Us too! We love it in our tea, lattes, and hot chocolate. This versatile spice also works well for holiday baking and gives cookies, cakes, and waffles that extra warm spicy goodness. Spices, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice.
* Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend: Use 2 - 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for each 9-inch pie. Or get fancy and sprinkle a bit of this classic blend of cloves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, [and a subtle hint of white pepper] on your coffee or latte, on winter squash, or creme brulee. We use it to gussy up ordinary banana bread.
The Fall Harvest gift box comes with a card of additional ideas for tasty cold-weather treats. This makes an excellent "thinking of you" gift, great to take or send "over the river and through the woods" to the ones you love.