Well, autumn is definitely in full swing here in Ohio. The temperatures dip into the high 40s/low 50s at night and the highs are in the 70s. The humidity is quite low and most days we have clear blue skies with white puffy clouds. Talk about a BEAUTIFUL day!
Along with the weather being gorgeous, I find myself spending more time in my kitchen. It’s October that I find myself reaching for different spices. You know the ones…..cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice. These spices not only create wonderful baked goods but their aromas fill the air with scents that remind me of my grandma and mom. It’s as if when I am cooking with these four spices, I experience a virtual hug from the women who have impacted my life the most. This is why I’ve chosen these four spices to feature in October. It’s a tribute to my Mom.
Okay, enough sappiness. It’s time to get back on track. Let’s start off our month of Spices 101 with my personal favorite…..