As the holiday season approaches, maintaining a sense of clarity is more important than ever. It might be easy to get swept up in the details of organizing celebrations, visiting family and friends, and planning for the coming cold months, but taking time to get in touch with your thoughts is crucial.
Rather than stressing over the little things, remain clear-headed and grounded by focusing on what really matters this festive season, and enjoying the warmth and love of those surrounding you. If you live in an area where the leaves are changing colors, remember to appreciate their beauty in the brief window before they all fall off the trees, and let this serve as a reminder to appreciate the beauty of every moment. This is the perfect time to visit a pumpkin patch, decorate your home for the holidays, and enjoy fresh apple cider from your local farmer’s market. Go for walks and savor the crisp autumn air. Take advantage of all the unique sensory experiences of this special season — after all it only happens once a year.
With Halloween on the 31st, you might find yourself craving sweets. Satisfy your sweet tooth while incorporating seasonal flavors and ingredients with these Double Chocolate Bourbon Brownies, or this Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream recipe, both courtesy of Broma Bakery. For a more savory option, try this Winter Squash Carbonara with Broccoli Rabe and Sage from Half Baked Harvest, a hearty yet fresh main course.
Wishing you an October full of clarity and enjoyment,