Fall is easily my favourite season. I love everything about it. The return to comfort food, “sweater-weather”, no bugs. And of course there are those leaves. I have lived in Muskoka most of my life. I can tell you that this annual show of colour never fails to amaze. It’s my world … in technicolor.
I called this blog Seasons and Suppers, because I live in a place where we have 4 full-on seasons. And each season brings new ingredients and inspiration to my kitchen. I love that each is different from the last and how it allows me to explore so many different foods and recipes.
It’s hard to compete with the riches of fruit and vegetables of Summer, but honestly, I’m not always inspired to cook or bake a lot in the summer. My kitchen is too hot and even if it weren’t, so many of the fresh fruits and vegetables are best enjoyed uncooked anyway. Now Fall. Fall is when I re-discover my kitchen. Comfort food returns to mealtime. Pumpkin! Squash, apples and pears. Beautiful, huge cauliflower. Thanksgiving. It’s hard not to be inspired in a Fall kitchen.
I thought I’d take a moment to celebrate not only Fall, but Fall food, with a few of my favourite Fall recipes from the past couple of years here at Seasons and Suppers.
A Few of My Favourite Fall Recipes
Thai Curry Carrot and Pumpkin Soup
A beautiful soup to enjoy when carrots and pumpkins are plentiful. This would be a lovely soup for Thanksgiving dinner!
Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Cranberries
Apple cider, apples and cranberries. It doesn’t get any more “Fall” than this. A hearty and comforting meal that also offers a great break from turkey left-overs.
Fall Vegetable Soup
This soup has all the bounty and colours of Fall. And it comes without any guilt whatsoever. A great lunch or dinner soup.
Pumpkin Cranberry Yeast Bread
Possibly my favourite yeast bread. It’s Fall in bread form. Enjoy it toasted with butter or try it as sandwich bread (I love it with turkey and havarti).
Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake
I made this for Thanksgiving dessert a couple of years ago. And they’re still talking about it! Delicious and pretty.