Hello, maple lovers, and welcome back to our blog. We at Ben's Sugar Shack are gearing up for one of our favorite times of year—fall! With autumn just around the corner, we wanted to get a head start on exploring some of our favorite ways to celebrate the fall season. In today's blog post, we'll begin a short blog series which focuses on all things fall, including fun DIY projects to bring fall into the home, as well as recipes, and ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of fall. Let's delve in!
Bring Fall Into Your Home
If you're like most, you're already looking forward to filling your home with the scents of the fall season. Fall-themed candles have a magical way of warming our hearts while offering a soothing scent that can trigger memories of spending time with family and friends during the holidays. Some of the most popular scented candles include such warming scents as apple-cinnamon and pumpkin spice, but if you want to add a sweeter scent to the spicier fall aromas, try adding some sugar cookie candles to the mix. Blending spicy aromas with sweet scents creates a pleasant, calming essence throughout the home reminiscent of the crisp fall air.
Explore Your Crafty Side
What goes better with fall candles than a gorgeous fall centerpiece for your dining room table? Or how about some smaller decorative fall candle surrounds for your coffee table, end tables, and dressers? For all you seasoned DIYers out there, you've probably already started creating dazzling pieces to bring fall into your home, but for those of you who haven't tried your hand at crafts, give it whirl! There are many ways to create simple, yet elegant fall creations for your home. Pick up some mini autumn pumpkins and multi-colored gourds from your local grocer or farmer's market, and place them near candles so the candlelight dances on these decorative fall veggies. Also, pick up a package of artificial multicolored maple leaves or a couple strands of silk fall leaf garland to drape around candles, lights, stair banisters, and other items around the home.
Visit an Apple Orchard
One of the best ways to celebrate the fall season is getting outdoors, which can really excite the senses. Visiting an apple orchard is a fun way to enjoy the mild fall weather while appreciating the splendor of nature. The colors and aromas of apple orchards create a pleasant atmosphere to walk about in with friends and loved ones. Visiting an apple orchard also offers affordable fun for all ages.
Maple-themed Foods for Fall
For many, fall means getting out those comfort food recipes which blend savory spices, sweet fruits, and decadent veggies harvested in autumn. For breakfast, we recommend whipping up some pumpkin pancakes topped with our very own New Hampshire maple syrup. For lunch, try making a delicious pot of maple roasted butternut squash soup with about half a cup total of Ben's Pure Maple Syrup. For dinner, why not try apple Irish maple pork chops that blend both sweet and savory flavors? Using maple syrup for any autumn meal really makes the fall season all the better!
Try Ben's Today
If you're looking for the finest maple syrup around, we're sure that once you try Ben's Pure Maple Syrup products that offer award-winning flavors and delightful textures, you'll want to keep your pantry stocked constantly with our luscious maple products. View our maple syrup collection and order yours today!