It's the season of the pecan nuts. The leafs are geting yellow and brown and are falling- I just love it. I also like to make piles of leafs so the kids can jump and hide... I loved it as a kid too.
We so far collected around 35 kg of nuts. A great supply for breads, cookies, cakes, salads... Now we just need to crack them. The girls love to crack nuts and eat them on the spot (so no big help to get a stock for the kitchen from them...)
After celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas (no big celebration for the New Year- I will sleep through the whole thing), Helen is already in the mood for dressing up and celebrating Purim (coming up in 2 months) :o)