This year I introduced a new herb into the garden- pineapple sage. It's been very easy to grow and I have a LOT of it, even blooming into the Fall. As the name implies this sage has a sweet pineapple scent that is great to smell while out foraging in the garden. I've really enjoyed it all year. Mostly used as garish, it's edible like a typical sage with a lot of uses.
Fall can sometimes be about preparing ahead for the Winter. It's when I do most of my canning, and preservation so this easy project was right on par with those activities. Knowing that there would probably be a lot of baking this winter, why not spruce up normal white sugar into a nice pineapple sage sugar.
In a Mason jar just simply layer hand crushed sage leaves with sugar until full. Let sit for about a week then remove leaves. This will season the sugar with a great pineapple scent and taste. It's going to make a nice addition to baked goods this Fall and Winter! I've even thinking sugar rimmed glasses for cocktails.