The Joys of Autumn!

The Joys of Autumn!

October 20, 2010

This fall has been a busy one for us. Between driving 4 of our 5 kids to and from school, keeping our families fed and our homes tidy while keeping our shop stocked with new finds and photos, it’s been a bit of a blur!  Thankfully, our autumn weather has been incredible here in British Columbia…crisp and sunny, just the way we like it! Perfect days for the kids to play outside ’til dark or to make the trek to several of our local pumpkin patches.

Pumpkin also just happens to be one of our favourite ingredients to cook with all year round! Here a few delicious recipes for you to try from Lily’s kitchen:

These Pumpkin Pancakes are so good, if I do say so myself! I originally tried them as a way to sneak some extra nutrition into my picky son’s diet but they fast became a family favourite! I use Martha’s Basic Pancake Recipe with the few additional ingredients below. With whipped cream and Canadian maple syrup…pure decadence! Let me know what you think…

I came across this Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe in a Vancouver newspaper ad several years ago. The actual paper is long gone so I can’t credit the chef who invented it’s savoury goodness…please send me a link if you discover it in your culinary journeys! This soup is super simple and perfect to serve on Halloween night or anytime really…enjoy!

Do you have any pumpkin recipes you’d be willing to share? Please do! And Rachel’s Jack’s Demise, below, truly was the demise of my healthy goals yesterday…so good!

I have to say that Lily’s Pumpkin Pancakes are divine.  Like dessert for breakfast, the way it should be.  I’m glad she shared the recipe because now I can make them myself and you should too.  Recently, our family took a little day trip to Hope, B.C. with some great friends.  We spent the day strolling through the old train tunnels at Othello.  Besides the fact the tunnels were made famous by the movie “Rambo”, the landscape is quite stunning.  With soaring cliffs and a rushing river, it’s definitely a place to check out.  The kids had loads of fun running through the dark tunnels.

Since we’ve got a bit of a pumpkin theme going here, I’ve got a recipe I’d like to share as well.  I got it from a good friend who made it last Halloween and it was so good I just had to get the recipe.  I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing it.  Here goes…

Friends, family and food…the stuff life’s made of.

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