Fall Brew

Fall Brew | Sophster-Toaster

When the nights start to get cool, and it takes all morning for the house to warm up again, the husband and I like to spend our weekends cooking, baking and brewing tasty fall treats. Last weekend, we spent a clear and calm Sunday brewing an English brown ale that warmed up our kitchen and filled the house with the classic cheese cracker smell of steeped grains.

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Matt knows a lot more about home brewing than I do. He threw together a recipe using the assortment of ingredients we had lying around, leftover from summer brewing. He weighs, measures, times, checks temperatures and makes careful calculations while I’m there for the beer, snacks and lending a hand (or making sure the dog doesn’t) when he needs one.

I can’t stand how much I love our fall weekend routine.

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Skirt Steady Clothing
Barrette very old

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Snow, Snow, Go Away

Snow, Snow, Go Away | Sophster-Toaster Blog

It feels like spring is taking forever to get going this year. We had one of the coolest, snowiest Marches in recent memory and so far, April hasn’t been much different. I’m dying to get my light and bright spring clothes out but the wet and frosty chill outside has me stuck in winter layers limbo. I’m so sick of sweaters and nylons, I’ve started pretending it’s time to go without around the house, staying warm with big cups of chamomile tea and daydreams of tulips and apple blossoms. I’m sure I’ll be opening the windows and packing up my winter boots, unable to remember just when the warm weather got here, before I know it, but right now, it feels like it’s been cold and stormy all my life.

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Raglan Oast House Brewers
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