monday is Canadian Thanksgiving - Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers! so that means this is a long weekend up here in canada - woohoo! and it is going to be a long one as we have events all weekend - plus we went to our friend's daughter's 9th birthday yesterday. we were only there for about 3hrs but, suffice it to say, we are shell-shocked and traumatized! and there were only 6 nine yr olds there! talk about bushwhacked - we came home and flumped for the rest of the evening!
i know i am kind of going backwards and forwards but thursday was a gorgeous autumn day! we went down to the river and jam did some fishing just off the boat - i mean yacht - launch. he can't keep any trout and he's not trying to catch any - he just loves casting. i love sitting on the boat - i mean yacht - watching him.
it was a beautiful visit to the river but no dips!waaaay tooo cold!
here's some dinner from the other day - we love vietnamese spring rolls! these babies are stuffed with fresh mint, fresh thai basil and fresh cilantro - all from our garden. talk about kick-you-in-the-head delicious herbs!
here's a beautiful american mountain ash tree on our property - sooo beautiful!
our first spring/summer here, we thought it was dead but it came right back to life this year. we love it!
here's the last of our harvest of peppers. we are supposed to get close to a frost tonight and i didn't want to risk them. being that i have never grown a pepper in my life, i am pretty impressed with this last haul. i will be able to make a variety of sauces for jambaloney to get us through until next summer - that saves money - woohoo!
we had a busy day harvesting the last of the peppers, roasting a big, giant local pumpkin and making puree for pumpkin pies, roasting pumpkin seeds and getting in the last of our nasturtiums to dry. jambaloney did some more work on the greenhouse. here's a nice, light afternoon snack - cream cheese on smoked salmon, rolled up and stuffed into nasturtium flowers - so spicey - yummeh! with chives and fresh roasted pumpkin seeds on the side!
here's a close-up of the cream cheese/salmon stuffed nasturtiums - deelish!
and lastly, i had enough pumpkin puree for 2 pies plus a bunch left over. so i made soup.
this soup is made with a ton of garlic, a ton of ginger, some sweet onions, curry powder, chilies, homemade stock and cocunut milk - it is spicey as oh heck and we have been sweating buckets since we ate it!
tonight we have our last dance of the year - we are really looking forward to it! and then tomorrow we are having thanksgiving dinner with our framboise family, and then monday we are having thanksgiving dinner with our fourchu family. it's going to be awesome! can you say turkey, smashed and gravey? i know that you can! and you know that i am going to gain 30lbs this weekend - bahahahahah! we are making a pumpkin pie to bring to each dinner - i sure hope the pies turn out. cross your fingers for me eh?
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all of you! this is our very favourite holiday of the year...and we have much to be thankful for! not the least of which is having really good friends who always have your back!