It really is autumn
As I type this, the furnace is gently warming our home. It feels too early, but it also means that the summer heat has left (for good?), so I’m choosing to embrace it.
Our garden has been hit or miss this year. The tomatoes? Wonderful. The beans? Yeah, not so much. Though today I did harvest a dozen or so dried Canadian Wonder pods. They’re a kidney type bean, which our son asked to grow this year. He loves them in chili. Our herbs have done well, too. The Thai basil varieties that we grew were a delight, and the oregano in my planter box came back with vigour this summer. The thyme (both regular and lemon) were potent with the summer heat, and our Cotton Candy mint didn’t disappoint. Continue reading
As predicted, the weather has cooled significantly. It’s wonderful. It was 10C when I got up this morning and I welcomed the ever so slight nip in the air. Yesterday was the first day in… I don’t know how long that not one of our ceiling fans was on (we have one in nearly every room). It’s pre-Autumn, and I’m loving it.
In honour of the weather and how it inspires me, I went looking for a loaf recipe using Autumn spices and Chai for our homeschool moms night. No pumpkin, though. The lone specimen we’ve managed to grow isn’t quite ready yet (though on inspection it’s closer than I thought). I should just keep tins of pumpkin puree on hand, I think. Continue reading
There may not be as much chill in the air as I’d like, but it has begun to cool. Monday promises a 19C day and a 13C night (that’s 66 and 55 degrees American respectively). It’s currently 26C with a “feels like” (formerly the humidex) of 34 (93F). At least there’s a breeze. Continue reading