THE MANGO FLOATING ISLAND

Hello Everyone!

Have you all enjoyed this Autumn as much as I have?  It just keeps going and I for one am thrilled. Everyone looks so stylish in their cute jackets and boots with an occasional, colorful scarf.  I spoke to the cutest couple who said they couldn’t stop picking apples and now are busy baking.

Speaking of baking….Mark has brought back the Floating Island or as it is called in France…Ile Flottante.  This dessert has been a favorite so we are very excited to have it on the menu again.  It melts in your mouth and is like eating sweet air.  Really!!

Enjoy the crisp air and the rich colors of the season and If you see a pile of leaves…run through them and kick them about like a child.  It will make you laugh.   Ahhh…..Vermont Autumn!

See you soon,

Melody

COLORFUL VERMONT

Hello Everyone!

As we all know…Mother nature is either early or late depending on her mood and this year she is running late.  That being said…it’s starting and from what I can see the colors are going to be rich and brilliant.  That is if we can make the rain stay away.  I understand that rain is our friend, but give me a sunny, crisp Autumn day and I walk on air…….or crunchy leaves.  Today my friends is one of those perfect Autumn days. A day for long drives, warm apple cider donuts and local apple cider.  If I were a little girl I would be twirling my dress in excitement.

We are ready for the season…..Mark is busy making his baked apple.  It is filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins and then covered in marzipan and pastry.  When you order it he pops it in the oven, and 30 minutes later ….serves it with home made cinnamon ice cream.  I’m speechless…….ok, we all know that’s not true, however it is amazing.

I’ve gotten in the mood with our Autumn Sangria, Vermont Mule and Autumn Haze cocktails.  Of course they all include apple cider.  Yum!!!

As usual…I like to urge you to take a walk…hike…bike ride…or just stroll around town and shop while you enjoy this time of year. You could also pull on a warm sweater and sip on your morning coffee outside on the porch while you watch the squirrels scamper around collecting everything in site.  However you want to partake of Autumn just inhale the crisp fresh air…it will revitalize you!

Don’t forget to spot all of the  beautiful pumpkins too!

Melody