Off to a good start

The leaves are finally shedding off branches and covering the streets of the city, and it’s time to cook colourful and comforting meals. Forget spinach salads and cold appetisers, bring on the soup, stew, and casserole dishes. My favourite produce at this time of year are squashes, apples, pears, kale, and potatoes. Usually when I do have time to cook something hearty I will use a combination of these ingredients. I absolutely love butternut squash and pumpkin. They’re so versatile you can even incorporate them into baking.

Recently I’ve been going through this phase of making slow-cooker meals. They’re super easy and convenient to make, especially with my busy school schedule. I have meals for almost an entire week, and I don’t have to worry about cooking something for dinner every night. Last week I made this delicious stew and Ivan loved it. He told me, “you can make this all the time, just so you know”. I guess I’m doing something right.

I’m one of those foodies and yes I follow multiple food pages on Facebook. I stumbled upon a recipe for butternut squash soup recently and I plan on making it this weekend. I don’t think I will add my own twist to this recipe because it seems to have a bunch of different flavours already. If you plan on making it as well, let me know how it turns out.


So it’s October 1st right. I stumbled into the supermarket today and came across tulips! Usually they pop up in the spring. I’m not complaining!!! I think after writing my previous post last night, some Dutch God was looking over me and decided to place tulips in Save-On-Foods, or maybe it’s just a coincidence. Whatever it was, I had to buy them–because why not. It’s been raining all day anyway I may as well get in the Dutch spirit. Just need a bike to appear in my parking spot and then I’ll know for sure someone is playing a trick on me.


What’s your favourite fall food? Dish? Beverage? I’d love to know!





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