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Playful cooking : Pumpkin cupcakes

Let's try sweet this time and make some Pumpkin Cupcakes. While you're at it, whip up some Cream Cheese frosting and slap it on top.

(you will thank me later).

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PUMPKIN GNOCCHI!

 

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..doused in sage butter yumminess...!) Yes, that title needs to be in caps. As in, shout-it-from-the-rooftops de.licious. Its in season, so why not make the best of it? Add a comment
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Local Farm Trip

This year local farms around the Charlotte area hosted their third annual Tour of Farms. Its a great way to introduce city kids to where their food comes from, the important farm to fork connection, and to remind us all the importance of buying local fresh foods. http://knowyourfarms.com/.

Read more : Brandy blog : Know your farms

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Go apple picking : make Norwegian apple cake

applecakefrontApple pie, apple strudel, crumble pie and apple cake. Different cultures, different recipes. In my home country Norway, we make apple cake to use up our apples.

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From our garden: Fried pumpkin blossoms

squashflowersfrontSomething 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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Happy fall, Good-bye Summer! : Fall cooking

fallcookingfrontEven 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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