The Seasons Change

I’ve lived my whole life in Pennsylvania. And although Nick was born in Germany and raised in northern Virginia, he’s always felt at home here in the Keystone State. Both of his parents were raised here. Both of my parents were raised here. And we hope to raise our children here.

There are many things to love about Pennsylvania:ย Hershey’s chocolate and whoopie pies, potato chips and pretzels, the Nittany Lions and the Steelers, railroads and covered bridges, and the seasons.

We’re pleased to be in place where the sights and tastes change with each season.

Spring. Dogwood and dandelions. Asparagus, artichokes, and arugula. Morning dew, open windows, and herb gardens.

Summer. Crisp cucumber and sweet corn. Strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler. Sun dresses and sandals. Badminton, horseshoes, and backyard bonfires.

Fall. Pumpkin ale and spiced apple cake. Hoodies and cowboy boots. College football. Chili with warm, crusty bread.

Winter. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Roast chicken. Sugar cookies and hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Turtleneck sweaters. Pine needles and snow drifts.

This past year we’ve made a more concerted effort to eat what is in season, and we’ve blogged about it here. And now we’re excited to share the sweet new look of The Culinary Couple — one that will also change with the season!

(If you’re in Google Reader, we invite you to come on over and check it out in its entirety.)

Thanks to our friend, Steve Nelson, for his design consultation. And stay tuned for a few more fun changes!

Now tell us: What image best represents your October?

9 thoughts on “The Seasons Change

  1. I grew up in Texas, so I have seen the way the “other half” live. And I don’t think I’ll ever leave Pennsylvania again! I love watching the seasons change. Plus, there’s no better way to learn to appreciate summer than to experience a winter.

  2. LOVE the beautiful pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚ ESPECIALLY the pretty fall one! . . . . my October would be Texas highschool or college football, dove hunting, pumkin spice lattes, and using my Woodland Spode dishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Emily, I love your blog! And you gave a nice write-up of our tour to the Laurel Highlands. It was one of the highlights of my year (and that includes a trip to the Winter Olympics and the French Riviera!). It was wonderful to meet you. You and your husband definitely have something special. I’ll have to try out one of your recipes as I embark on my journey to figure out how to cook now that I’m in my 40’s! ha ha ha
    It was nice to meet you on the tour and best of luck to you…I’ve already gotten a gift certificate to take my best friend on a tour next Spring…I’m thinking of the jaunt to Bedford.
    Take care,
    Sheila Hyland Yencik

    1. You are very sweet, Sheila! It was wonderful to meet you, too — and share Steve Salvi’s pasta and Chef Mark Henry’s bananas foster. I hope you do get to visit Bedford this spring — you would love Stefano’s Italian shop. Cheers! And good luck with your culinary adventures!

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