While Thanksgiving is long past here in Canada already, it is just around the corner in the U.S. With my American readers in mind, and giving a nod to the creeping chill that is wrapping itself around folks in many areas, I’ve put together a compilation of a few recipes featuring seasonal foods that are abundant right now. Enjoy!
Wow, has it been cold. We haven’t seen cold like this in years. We saw -30C (-22 in American measures) with the windchill yesterday. And that was the HIGH temperature! We had a reprieve on the weekend, hovering around the freezing mark, but the wind was still bitter. And this weekend promises to be milder, but very wet. It’s time for chili. Continue reading
Sorry, folks. I’m down for the count this week with an ear infection/perforated eardrum. So, in the spirit of television clip shows, I’ve compiled a few posts from the past year to hold us all over until I’m (hopefully) better next week. And yes, lesson learned. Keep a post or two in reserve for times such as this… Continue reading
So Thanksgiving has come and gone in Canada. What a wonderful weekend. It was beautiful. Cool nights, days warm enough for long sleeves and no jackets, autumn colours, lots to do… and food. Good, good food. Continue reading
So much ham
We ordered a bone in “quarter ham” from a local farm for Easter. Growing up, we always had ham for Easter dinner. I don’t know where the tradition comes from (Oh Google… Be a dear and fetch that info for me, would you?). Okay, so it’s an American thing. The fresh pork slaughtered in the autumn wouldn’t keep until spring, so what wasn’t consumed was cured. Curing is not a quick process, so the first hams would be ready around the same time that Easter came along, making them the obvious choice to be the meat at the meal. Thank you, Google. Continue reading
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