In honor of today’s civic activity, today’s donut is called “Simply Nutty” β€” a baked cake donut loaded with ground hazelnut meal, and presented in its full unvarnished nakedness. No matter which candidate you voted for (and you did vote, right?), I think we can all agree that the real work of uniting ourselves begins on Wednesday. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

So, I’m walking to the bus stop, and see the sign for Stan’s. Even after looking over three displays full of tasty — I fell for the one for which they had samples out on the counter. Apple cider. (Top left, if you’re playing along at home.)

Visiting dignitaries from across the pond inspired today’s autumnal treat — baked pumpkin spice donuts with a spiced buttercream icing. The optional hit of micro-ground coffee puts it over the top.