Fall in Vermont

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Slow Magic
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top : h&m / skirt : WC //

I know it isn’t thanksgiving yet, but as I mentioned before, I am somehow already in complete Christmas mode so this will be my last fall themed post of the season. The leaves have fallen off the trees and I find that they only way to not be sad about it is to just focus on the upcoming holidays. My head is all like 🎄🎁🎵❄️🎄

Here are a few photos from VT (both before and after the leaves have fallen) : Playing in the leaves, Slow Magic stacking SO much wood for the fireplace to get ready for winter, and pics from when I went with my dad and SM to a sugar house to refill my mother’s gigantic thing of maple syrup (so Vermont lol).

Right now, we are in the middle of packing for a short trip to Aspen to celebrate our anniversary (it is where SM proposed) as well as Thanksgiving. I am hoping there will be some snow there, I’ll let you know! xx

Apple Picking

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Apple picking
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Apple picking
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Apple picking
Apple picking
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sweater and skirt : H&M / boots : Frye /

location : Adam's Apple Orchard

Over the weekend, Slow Magic and I went apple picking with my Mom. Apple picking is a quintessential thing to do in Vermont during the Fall so I was excited when my Mom suggested we go. I do not know if it is because we live in Phoenix, but the cooler weather is making me feel so happy.

Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

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Up until recently, I did not like sweet potatoes or fries (I still do not like fries made with regular potatoes…I’m weird, I know). This all changed when Slow Magic and l went home to Vermont and my parents made us oven roasted Japanese sweet potatoes. I am not sure why I even tried them in the first place (usually I would have refused) but I am so happy I did because they have become a staple in our meals.

Even though I am not big on regular fries, Slow Magic loves them so we set out to make some. After many burnt batches of fries (some were too thin… some we cooked too long) we finally figured it out. They are not only extremely easy to make, they are so so so good (even when they are cold the next day).

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Preheat oven to 425° F. 

Wash (scrub) and dry one or two Japanese sweet potatoes (depending on the size).

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Cut the potatoes into thick fry shaped slices.

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Place fries in bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir with a big wood spoon so that the fries are evenly coated.

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In a small bowl, mix together one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of pepper (I used white pepper but black works as well), and one teaspoon of garlic powder.

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Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over your fries and stir so that the fries are evenly coated.

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Evenly space your fries onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, rotate pan (for even baking) and bake for another 15 minutes (or until golden brown).

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Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

  • 1-2 Japanese sweet potatoes (depending on size)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F

  2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes

  3. Cut potatoes into thick (fry shaped) slices

  4. Place cut potatoes into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Stir with a spoon so that the potatoes are evenly covered.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle over the fries and then stir with a spoon.

  6. Evenly space fries out on baking sheets lined with parchment paper (make sure the fries are not overlapping).

  7. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds

  8. Bake fries for 15 minutes. Flip fries, rotate the pan, bake for another 15 minutes (or until golden brown).