Happy First Day of Fall!  The autumnal equinox brings fall officially to the Northern Hemisphere at 10:29 p.m. EDT.  According to Weather.com. the specific time of 10:29 pm EDT marks the passage of sunlight over the equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.  Twice a year, around March 20 or 21 and September 22 or 23, the sun’s most direct rays shine over Earth’s equator.  The two days are known as the vernal and autumnal equinox.  During both the vernal and autumnal equinox, day and night are balanced to 12 hours each all over the world.


From here on out, the days get shorter and the weather is cooler.  However, it is also the start of everything pumpkin in my house:  pumpkin latte, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin donuts and pumpkin shakes.


One of my favorite and super easy pumpkin recipes is the 2 Minute Pumpkin Pie.  (I actually skip the crust entirely).  Recipe courtesy of  The Paleo Momma.


1 egg, beaten


1/2 cup pumpkin puree


1 teasponn  pumpkin pie spice


1-2 Tablespoons of maple syrup


Mix all together is a small, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes.  I top mine with walnuts or pecans.


Fall is also a great time to buy a house.  While there may be less inventory in the fall, there is also less competition for that inventory.  The best part is if you buy now, you can be settled into your new home for the holidays.


Contact me, Jennifer Smith, at Today Homes Realty  to find your new house.  My number is 757-694-4050.  I am licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina.


Source:  www.weather.com