Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tart and Spice!

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are, for the most part, no longer in the 90's (yay!) and in many parts of the country, the leaves are changing.  Fall is officially here!

Spiced apple cider is a Fall ritual at our house!  The smell of apples, cinnamon, and cloves will fill the air on chilly nights from now through the holidays, and our favorite Thanksgiving pie is made from a "perfect apple pie" recipe with those same ingredients.  Yep, Perfect Apple Pie is the title of it!  I was given the recipe by a patient when I was a newlywed and young physical therapist working in a Hawaii hospital.  Thank you, Matsumotosan!

This mug of cider from Gourmet Rubber Stamps' Diner Club set, Tart and Spice is a warm reminder of those small joys of Fall!  I paired it with some cinnamon striped paper, a little ruffly lace, and a pretty felt flower.

There is still time to play the "Weekly Recipe" sketch challenge that Kendra posted last Friday...a new one will be coming in a couple of days.

If you're a designer interested in joining a team, GRS is currently hosting a design team can find the details on our blog or on our FB page.


  1. Love this card, Deb! Love Fall too! Have you ever made this? So yummy on ice cream!

    Apple Cider Syrup

    6 cups Apple Cider

    Start by making the syrup; pour the cider in a pot that is large enough to be no more than half filled. Place the pan over high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, very slow boil, and cook for about 30 minutes (sometimes, it takes a little longer to reduce). Cook until the cider is reduced to ONE CUP. Set aside. (Syrup can be made in advance. Keeps for about one week in the refrigerator. Warm or bring to room temperature before serving.)

  2. This is so pretty! Love the paper you used, it just brought everything together.