This weekend, I'm planning on taking my baking friend and guest-blogger Erin on her first trip to my favorite Amish store, Beachy's Bulk Foods, in rural Arthur. I can't wait for her to see the huge variety of colored sugars and funny shaped sprinkles.
That's part of the reason I've been thinking about fall baking already - I need to craft my list for things to buy, especially spices. I'll go through my spice drawer tonight, checking levels and freshness.
I'm also thinking about other things I want to try making this fall. For example, I'm hoping to try making a Chai tea concentrate (here's a recipe for Chai tea I blogged a few years ago), so I plan to buy nice big containers of ground ginger and fennel seeds.
I'm also hoping to buy citric acid, for DIY dishwasher cleaning.
But I'm also looking for some input - are there any unusual spices you've been unusually enamored of lately? Or any fabulous dishes you think I should stock up for making this fall and winter?
You can find just about anything at Beachy's, so bring on your recommendations.