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Every now and then, my family likes to go on little adventures.. random, unplanned ventures. It's what I like about us. We go out for lunch or dinner, and then afterwards, we just go somewhere.
So mid-October, after a lunch out with the family for my sister's birthday, my dad decided to take a detour on our way home - he led us north to get a drive through the suburbs leading to farms and fields, and to get a view of the changing leaves of the season, and I must say, it was a really beautiful sight.
We ended up going to a fruit and vegetable farm in Richmond Hill, ON. The intention was to buy some vegetables to use for our Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner, and we did do that, and along the way, had a great little adventure.
Since it's fall, of course, there definitely were apples and pumpkins... lots of them, and it gave me a lot of inspiration of what I can cook up in the kitchen to feature in the blog. Pies, tarts.. the works.
The views were also so beautiful. Rows upon rows of pumpkins, fields of gold, raspberry fields, and blue skies.
Even seeing endless buckets of gourds and pumpkins called for expected puns, and it was definitely a gourd day for that... See what I just did there?
What fascinated me the most though, was that I was able to pick fresh raspberries! Can you believe that? Sweet raspberries in the fall! Yes, they were sweet. Though there wasn't a lot to pick, there were still enough to get quite a picking. I mean look at these beautiful little gems!
There was so much to look, a lot to inspire fall cooking, and it was enough to marvel at.
Even tomatoes and fruit were abundant. Oh all the salads and sauces that I can make with that, all the tarts that I can top strawberries and plums with. I can't even....
There's really not much else that I can say about my little adventure with the family, except that it was a bucket of fun that I will always cherish. We don't often go on trips like this, but its always guaranteed that when we do, its bound to be wonderful.
You can expect that the summer is the time for the best of the harvests, but really, the fall has quite a lot to offer. Beautiful scenery, hearty vegetables for rich stews and soups, and pumpkins to carve and decorate our tables with. And when it gets really cold out, you can count on a scenic view, a harvest tablescape, and rich cuisine to warm our hearts all throughout the season.