KULFI WHITE CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARS (GLUTEN FREE)
Leaves just barely starting to fall, crisp under my bike tires during my morning ride; the cemetery by my house gets that September glow -- the headstones looking particularly keen, mossy beds and rust worn faces smiling against the breeze and warm sun. I can feel fall coming. Despite the lingering heat, I find myself imagining the trees painted in jewel tones.
September, for me, has always been a month packed with birthdays. There are a lot of Virgos (and early Libras) in my family. So, inevitably, this time of the year brings up memories not just of first-day-of-school excitement, but also of fluffy birthday cake, colored tissue paper, family gatherings. I love the smell of summer dying to bring life to pumpkin soup, apple pie, and pomegranate sangria season.