Flaming Tortillas


Falling In Love With Fall

Posted By Melissa Pitts

October 6, 2012 at 4:44pm MST

First, I want to preface this blog with the fact that I hate summer. I know you shouldn't say hate, but I hate summer. I grew up in Arizona where it was either hot, hotter, or I can't breath it's so hot (don't let anyone fool you that it's a "dry heat"). When I left I promised I would never again live in such hot weather again if I could help it.

I love sweaters, corduroy, baking, the new seasons of Homeland, Boardwalk Empire and Dexter, watching the leaves change--and especially those first few days of fall where I can say adios! to summer. Summer in New York is unpleasant. Anyone who has to take the subway knows this, but at least I know there's an end in sight. That one day, I'll wake up, open my window and breath crisp air. That day has finally arrived.

I couldn't help but usher in fall with taking out all my Halloween decorations and start making something super fall-y like buttermilk pumpkin scones with a spiced glaze. One of my favorite smells besides fresh laundry, the ocean, and fresh coffee, is anything baking with cinnamon. The scones hit the spot. My apartment was overrun with smell of cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin.

I'll be sharing this recipe later this week so stay tune for that, but in the meantime I ask you to sit back, smell the crisp air, and savor this fall season. I hear it going to be a b**ch of a winter!