Adopting new habits I felt the weather change this morning. Our mitts and hats are still packed away in a container, but pulling them out and finding a spot for them is on my to do list for today. It has been a wonderful warm fall but I am ready for cooler temperatures and watching the snap of leaves turn. Pulling on a hat and heading outside is the same for me as pulling out my heavy pots making up stews. Old habits. Slow cooking vegetables simmered in tomato sauce, picking the last herbs out of the garden to throw into the mixture, stems and all.