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My favorite time of year is upon us. Chilly weather is still intermittent, but enough to remind us of winter’s approach. The natural world reflects the shift in temperature and season as leaves flutter down from colorful trees, birds careen in the brisk wind, and an immense groundhog shuffles about the yard brazenly. In the human world, it’s a time of duality – preparing to turn inward and hunker down for the winter, while also fitting in quick trips, time outside, and gatherings with friends.
Just ahead of the season of feasts and festivity that mark the transition from fall to winter, Brian and I decided to host a small harvest dessert party to celebrate this moment before. As usual, we kept things simple – a pear galette, chocolate chess pie, and a cheese and fruit plate with a quick Moscato pear jam.