Autumn Food Journaling

I started one of the {Taste} journals from the shop this weekend. My goal is to add a lot of texture and photographs in this book of food stories over the year. Autumn’s the perfect time to start with all the new flavors and smells, don’t you think?

Thanks to the invitation of a couple friends, I knew just how to start…

Journaling reads: We picked apples all morning. Kelley and shawn invited us to get away. They’re good at that! The You-Pick farm had their own cider press to squeeze all of our apples. 5 gallons of fresh apples later, we had a gallon of cider. I dropped a cinnamon stick and some spices into each jug when we got home. It’s so tasty. Welcome autumn!

I used: My texture experiment on this spread involved old fabric scraps (they’re from the quilt on our bed), brown thread, and a date stamp.

  1. Cut out fabric scraps and a photo (2.3 x 3.5 inches)
  2. Tape or paste pieces onto journal
  3. Use a dull needle to sew brown thread back and forth with a sewing machine
  4. Journal
  5. Add the date*

*I covered the original date space on the journal with the piece of fabric in the lower right. That extra bit of fabric really helps the two pages flow together more.  I’m such a fan of using a date stamp, so I angled my stamp beside the photo.

Want to start using a {Taste} journal with me?

Next apple mission around here? Apple pie.

How is your autumn tasting?