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Flavours of the Fall

Autumn seems to be creeping up on the calendar earlier and earlier every year. Coffee shops such as Second Cup start rolling out their fall-themed drinks in August, and stores are stocking their shelves with the newest Halloween splendour. While jumping the gun on pumpkin-everything may feel a bit premature, we can't get too upset.

Fall is my favourite time of year, there is just something magical about it, the late harvest foods, the style of cooking and the preservation of food in the form of jams, jellies and conserves. Over the last few days and weeks, I have been getting in to the swing of Fall, making breads, preserves, and meals for friends that reflect the seasonal change Thanksgiving! In this post I wanted to share a few photos and thoughts about this season and the many celebrations that are coming our way in a very short time. With Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas just a short time ahead, a series of celebrations and activities are just around the corner. With these the expectations for special occasion treats like homemade breads, desserts and elaborate meals is thrust upon us.

First off a few pictures from my Thanksgiving Feast!

A list of upcoming holidays and a few celebration ideas, of course there are a number of other religious celebrations that generally don't lend themselves to eating, but rather fasting and observance.


Remembrance Day


Christmas Day

Boxing Day

New Years Eve

Many of these holidays have there traditions vested in family tradition, and that's great. But sometimes it nice to try something different, change it up a bit if you will. Ultimately, we want to have fun, eat good food and enjoy our company. I have a series of posts coming up for all these celebrations, so rather than bombard you with everything at once...stat tuned!

In the meantime here are a few of my favourite seasonal recipes from recent history.

Three Sisters Soup - The View from Great Island
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Chiles en Nogado (Mexican stuffed chiles)
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Cheers, and have a happy hump day!

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