Fall is a “Foodies” favorite time.

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Is “foodie” still one of those trending words, like “selfie”? I originally thought it applied only to cooks, but I think it fits the general description of anyone who likes to eat. I don’t think you have to be a gourmand or a gourmet to be a “foodie” … I’m neither, but I appreciate food, especially this time of year with all the fun Fall food out there. As to food, I am certainly not hard to please … so this begs the question of “do you live to eat, or do you eat to live?”

Food was on my mind this morning as I went to the grocery store, and in between chocking up 2½ miles walking amidst the aisles and store perimeter, I perused pumpkin and apple delights galore, and I don’t mean in the produce section. Meijer’s goodies were arranged to grab your attention when you entered the store and the displays didn’t disappoint. There was a Halloween extravaganza in the bakery section – lots of orange-and-chocolate cupcakes and cookies infused with harvest-colored M&Ms (OMG) just to name a few. Plus, it is Oktoberfest time, so please do bop over to buy some brats and buns and a package of sauerkraut to get the full flavor of a Bavarian meal. Sounds yummy and why not try one of these beers with that? Well guten appetit to you too! As your head swirls round and round at each display, please remember to pay homage to harvest time. There were plump pumpkin donuts and apple cider donuts paired up with pumpkin latte and apple cider and while you’re tossing some or all of those items into your cart, might as well pick up a few caramel apples as well because after all, they are more fruit than caramel, so they are good for you, right? It hardly depends on whether you say “carmel” or “caramel”, enunciating that extra vowel, they are yummy. As I strolled through the bread section, apple and cinnamon plus pumpkin spice wafted from the bread wrappers, saying “try me”. I may have passed up the donuts and taffy apples, but I am a sucker for bread so it was here I succumbed and decided to treat myself to Thomas’ Special Edition Pumpkin Spice Bagels, Once the bagels were in my hot little hands, I hustled over to get the Special Edition Philadelphia Cream Cheese in Pumpkin Spice. Right now my whole kitchen smells of the as-yet-unopened bagels, so I will close this post now for some self-indulgence. I’m so very thankful for the harvest season. (Smile)

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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