Taking Comfort in Fall

Taking Comfort in Fall

  • posted on: October 4, 2013
  • posted by: 21 Acres
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Tea and honey

As the weather illustrated last week, fall is here. It is apparent in the abundant orange pumpkins and golden squash in our market, as well as the shorter days and cooler nights.

A great way to chase the fall chill away is with a hot cup of tea. We have several varieties of local herbal tea from Harbor Herbalist in Gig Harbor:  A digest tea, a floral tea called “Indulge;” a nighttime blend called “Dream;” a blend called “Strength;” a “Nursing Mama” tea; and a blend called “Glow.”

To add a little sweetness to your tea, add 21 Acres’ summer harvest honey produced by bees  from on our farm.  Our bees busily pollinated our organically grown produce all summer long,  giving this honey a distinctly seasonal taste. Pick up a jar soon as we have a limited supply.

The perfect accompaniment to comforting tea is a gluten free cookie.  We have delicious flavors such as chocolate, snickerdoodle and ginger. If you like a little bread and butter with warm tea, try Asako’s plum hazelnut bread. Perfect for sandwiches or to accompany a soup is our country herb loaf made with an assortment of fresh herbs from our farm.  Both breads would be delicious spread with a soft cheese sprinkled with fresh herbs.

If the fall weather and these fall flavors are inspiring, remember the 21 Acres Market is open from Wednesday through Saturday each week.  We look forward to seeing you.

-Rose Marie