This summer was a lot of a lot. The challenges we are all facing this year were compounded with fires devastating our communities. The smoky skies created a sepia tone to our days that depleted our spirits.
And, we entered the daily roller coaster of teaching our children from the safety of home.
Amidst the demands, this week I woke to a mellow morning and the distinct smell of fall. I immediately longed for butternut squash with apple and sage and welcomed the realization that even though there is so much out of our control, the transition to cooler temperatures creates a coziness that makes soup taste even better. And, I believe that making soup is a love language.
Another love language is appreciation. I send out gratitude and appreciation for all the firefighters, educators, health care professionals and community leaders who are working so hard to make things work - and also appreciation for the all the parents who are working so hard to make it work for our kids.
I hope that this autumn we all enjoy a hearty, healing soup – because even though a good bowl of soup will not make it perfect, it will definitely make it better.
In the shop, we have white pumpkins, warm candles and warming music to welcome you and celebrate the shifting of the seasons.
We hope to see you soon!