Last week I made a big batch of applesauce and was rewarded with a delicious snack and an awesome-smelling kitchen. To me, starting with warm apples, fall is full of the best scents and some of the best flavors.
Thanks to my grandma's prolific applesauce making and canning, I am deeply nostalgic and snobby about the stuff. What you can buy at the store just has nothing on the kind made at home. (I keep the skins on my apples to make my sauce pink, and I don't add any cinnamon or sugar.) The unadulterated flavor and satisfying smell make me feel at home, which I think is the most powerful thing either sense can do.
What are your favorite scents of fall?
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