Farewells and Finishes!

September already!

Where did the summer go? Quickly as it came after a rough spring, summer is winding down with a flourish as the temperatures soar this week.

Throughout these changing seasons, a couple of major changes have occurred at this address.

Firstly, way back in April, planning for a kitchen renovation began.The process involved selections of cupboard and counter styles, measuring and re-measuring, choosing paint colours and sink/faucets. Mostly, it was a smooth operation with only one major glitch that is being fixed now.

The almost finished result is a much brighter, updated kitchen with lots of cupboard space and work areas.

To celebrate, I made some apple crisp in the slow cooker. Local sunrise apples with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon are a welcome part of the local harvest from Herrle’s Country Farm Market.

2015 KITCHEN RENO
2015 KITCHEN RENO

Secondly, on a sadder note, our pup of almost 15 years passed on in early August. Cody‘s days were filled with lots of walks, running and exploring the backyard. Fortunately, he was able to enjoy most of his activities until this summer when he started to decline in energy levels and appetite. He left us with lots of memories. He found his way into everything, including a poem or two. In a farewell to him, here is a link to a post from a year ago:

White Lions and Creamy Pups

2015 SUMMER
2015 SUMMER

 

 

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2013 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!

The years seem to fly by, with Thanksgiving being one of my all-time favourite weekends.

The autumn colours are usually in full swing, harvests are well under way and many of us gather to share the bounty of that harvest. Happy to share that my Harvest poem that I made with Wordle has been posted at Rare Republic, a local website.

Still on the harvest theme, today, I used the slow cooker to make a garlic vegetable soup with local produce. Yum!

In this region, Oktoberfest is being celebrated by the community and visitors from near and far.

Pot luck dinners seem to work best for busy families. This year, I will be bringing my version of coleslaw plus an actual homemade pumpkin pie!!!

It has been years since I have actually tackled making pie crust. Today’s turned out well, I think. The pumpkin pie filling is a combination of E.D. Smith product plus a couple of items in their recipe. I took a picture of the finished result as it may be a long time until I make another pie.

2013 PUMPKIN PIE  BY PEPPERMINT PATTI
2013 PUMPKIN PIE
BY PEPPERMINT PATTI

Wherever the weekend takes you, enjoy this fine fall weather.

Thanks to all who have been following my blog throughout the year.

Best to all! 🙂