Now, I know a lot of you are big fans of summer out there, but I. Heart. Fall. More than any other season. The light. The smells. The cooking. The colors. (Even in Southern California you can detect a change! Really!) How many of you would like to be invited to a wedding (or better yet, a party celebrating the beginning of fall) in a barn in the middle of an apple orchard? With a path of straw leading up to the muslin draped doors? I thought so.
Be still my beating heart. A rustic farm table offering hot apple and pear ciders served in pewter goblets, accompanied by cinnamon sticks and pumpkin and sugar doughnuts will surely take the chill off an autumn day. Here, have a seat at one of these beautiful tables.
While you're at it, have a steaming cup of butternut squash soup with raisin-and-pecan pumpernickel crostini. Don't mind if I do.
As one of the lucky guests, you are going to be sent home with some caramelized cranberries packed in mini galvanized pails. Did I just say galvanized pails?
Oh look! There go our hosts, Jora and B!
All photos by Ross Whitaker.