this fall felt so long and warm, i thought that winter would never really come to california. when the cold finally began to hit, it came as a bright surprise, a delicious reason to hunt for boot and socks and layers of long sleeves. for a mug of afternoon tea and slice of buttered toast.
you look like you could use a piece of toast too. and not just any piece of toast will do to drive away the now lingering chill in the air.
particularly if your work furnace, like mine, emits any number of lovely knocking sounds but not much actual heat.
this isn't your typical pumpkin bread, dense and spicy. it's an airy yeast bread. the cranberries burst in your mouth with a tart contrast to the lightly sweet, faintly pumpkin bread and crunchy toasty walnuts.
this is the perfect antidote to the post-holiday season food slump, offering comfort without excess. it may not be quite as virtuous as salad with grilled chicken, but it's a far cry from a platter of christmas fudge.
i am so sadly off track with tuesdays with dorie. you don't want to know how long these photos have languished in my camera. but find out by going to tuesdays with dorie or this bountiful backyard to find the recipe and lots of blog coverage.