26 September 2013

Fall is as Inevitable as a Collection of Delectable Pumpkin and Squash Recipes



Fall is right around the corner! Very soon, leaves will begin changing colour and falling to the ground as the air turns cool and crisp.It is an inbetween season where it is not really cold and not really warm. The air has that certain woodsy fragrance with a little nip to bite your nose early in the morning and my world is seen through multihued glasses of red and russet. If you haven't already gathered it is THE season and my favourite by far!!!!! I love to bring the warm cozy blankets and sweaters out of hibernation and sit curled up on the couch in front of the fire with a book...or better yet a cookbook.

Not only is Fall a great time for jumping into piles of leaves and carving pumpkins, but it also provides a great chance to try out some delicious recipes that will help bring the spirit of the season into your kitchen and home. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by using the bounty of inspirational produce of the season from your garden or farmers markets in various recipes.

Summer is barely over and already the food store shelves are filled with canned pumpkin, pumpkin pies and a myriad of squashes line the bins. I hope you enjoy browsing through my pumpkin and squash recipes and are inspired to bring autumn into your own kitchen.


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"A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake 
and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  
The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, 
no matter how hushed, 
are as crisp as autumn air."

-   Eric Sloane

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23 comments:

  1. Lots of inspiration and temptations.. the duvet went on the bed this AM..and marthas' summer coverlet stored..
    It is fall.
    Enjoy the colors when it does happen chez vous~

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  2. Great recipes! They all look extremely droolworthy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I thought this would be a quick visit but, indeed, it isn't. I think I'll be back with a cup of coffee and a notebook a little later. Looks to be a deliciously good read.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Every one of these is a taste treat and would be welcome on my table. The problem is, where does one start :-). Have a wonderful day, Val. Blessings...Mary

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  5. We've definitely started with the cooler weather and pumpkining here! I'm even making pumpkin soup when I get home from work today.

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  6. Great round-up! I am particularly eager to taste those Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles with Sautéed Cider Apples....

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  7. Yes Im agree Val! And for this I love your Autumn I think you make a lot of récipes of pumpkin and I love it.
    Anyway here we always use pumpkin in summer too:)

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  8. So the question is really...what to make first!

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  9. What a great assortment of squash recipes. I'm with Joanne above, which one should I make first? Hmm, I'm thinking the Shepherd's pie. Hope you have a great weekend Val.
    Sam

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  10. as much as I hate to have fall and winter (I don't like the cold), I do love the food of fall.
    Thank you for the pumpkin chili; this year I will do it!

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  11. The first one got me pinning! I see several that I want to cook up this weekend but my pumpkin is pretty small. Thanks for such a great collection of recipes!

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  12. So many great recipes...you inspire me....

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  13. so many great recipies...i am inspired.

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  14. It's true! I just bought a can of pumpkin, I am totally ready for fall ;)

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  15. Wonderful welcome to the new season. I love these compilations from your archives -- and I love pumpkin!

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  16. Over the years you have made so many recipes with pumpkin and squash. My go to recipe with pumpkin is a pumpkin bar with cream cheese frosting.

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  17. Wow! I am so impressed by the breadth of this pumpkin and squash collection, Val! You have really given us a selection to play with! Happy Fall!

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  18. I've been trying to evade it Val, but it's true Autumn is here. Maybe I should focus on all the yummy food like you have. Some nice recipes for me to have a gander through. Nice idea for a post.

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  19. With temps in the forties each morning, it is definitely fall here in New England and you have lots of wonderful dishes to enjoy. Thank you for sharing so many nice ones.

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  20. Even though it is Spring here, Aussies eat pumpkin like mad all year round, so these recipes are just dandy!! :-)

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  21. Hi Val, nice to have a selection of fall recipes on one page to choose from. I am definitely buying pumpkins today. I feel inspired.

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  22. Oh Val, what a spectacular display of fall recipes! Where to start? I guess with the pumpkin butter, which I usually buy from American Spoon in Michigan, but think perhaps I should make my own!

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  23. I've been wanting to make any version of an olive oil cake for what feels like forever now but I still haven't gotten around to it. I always end up making something else instead!

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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