Heard in our house this evening--
Me: Tonight's post is a joint blogging project about sensory discoveries for fall.
Husband: What fall? It's going to snow on Saturday.
Yes, so much for the romance of the season. Still, fall is usually quite glorious around this parts and there's always something new to taste, hear and sniff. Especially on a weekend of bad weather.
Joe Henry, Tomorrow is October
My recent chocolate discovery is Chip'n Dipped Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bar. It's a 63 percent dark chocolate bar with salted pretzel pieces; as good as it sounds. I suspect that this is a very American idea, akin to the Jimmy Fallon Ben & Jerry's ice cream in all its a vanilla with a salty caramel swirl and crunchy fudge-covered potato chip clusters glory.
Since even I can't live on chocolate alone, here's another little thing that's perfect for fall's soups. Melissa's Steamed Lentils are vacuum sealed and ready to use in any recipe. We're partial to a rice and lentil stew seasoned with cumin and Ras el Hanout spice blend. Available at Whole Foods.
A blanket, a kitten (or two) and Cary Grant. Arsenic And Old Lace is a classic Halloween movie, but a Cary Grant marathon is even better. Bringing Up Baby (above) features Katharine Hepburn and a big cat.
Red coat, red lipstick, red accessories. The coat is DVF, the ring by Cecile & Jeanne, boots by Christian Louboutin and lipstick by Guerlain.
Reglisse Noire by 1000 Flowers. Black licorice, vanilla, cocoa and a lot more black licorice.
Serge Lutens De Profunis and Boxeuses.
Please visit the other participants in the project:
Katie Puckrik Smells
Artwork by George Barbier, 1914