Something magical happened in my front garden this year. Last year I planted cherry tomatoes in our front garden. After Halloween I composted our pumpkins in for extra fertilizer. After a winter with a lot of snow, they reseeded themselves and in early summer we discovered tomato plants and pumpkins growing in our garden.
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Even though I’m sad to see summer go away, I’m looking forward to fall. I love autumn in Toronto with its mild temperatures and colorful leaves. But most of all, I love the bounty of harvest Ontario offers for me as an immigrant to the new world.
The gourds, squash, and pumpkins fascinate me. They look funny and they taste so good. With so many local ingredients available, I try out new recipes every year and dust off my old favorites.
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