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!
* 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.