I used to be an autumn girl but then I moved to the European continent and the cherry trees stole my heart and a spring girl was born. It took me some time to get into the autumn rhythm this year but now I'm totally there. Antwerp is so beautiful right now; the yellow leaves in some streets are breathtaking. I took these photos yesterday when picking up the kids at school (if only it had been a bit brighter outside). In the morning, when we were bicycling to school and entered the street, we all stopped, looked at it in awe and said: "Wow!" It was almost like entering another world; it was incredibly beautiful in the morning light and there was a thick layer of leaves on the street and pavements.
The photo of the biscotti is only there to torture you. I can't help it, it's the evil part of my heart that posted it and I haven't figured out how to tame it! These are the ones with the dried cranberries and they are so good. I'm trying to press my friend (Cafe)Sigrun to post the recipe on her website (will you help me?). The recipe also contains macadamia nuts but I made these with almonds, as I didn't have the nuts. I baked some more this morning because I'm hooked.
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day!
photo credit: Lisa Hjalt