27 September 2014


There are times, more often than not actually, I find myself in the kitchen happily cooking, baking or otherwise messing around.  Yes'm, I enjoy kitchen work!  And even when I find myself in a bit of a rut, it's easier to force myself to work in the kitchen than anywhere else.  (Hmm, that may arise from necessity...)  

This week, it feels like fall has exploded in the kitchen.  Lots of autumn colours!  Lots of autumn smells!  For instance, we roasted beets, sweet potatoes and butternut squash in the oven.  A little garlic, a little oil, a little salt.  Add some corn on the cob and you have a lovely dinner.  SO good!  It felt like I ate dessert instead of dinner!  :)  Next time, I will definitely add more beets.  They were earthy and delicious - they grounded the whole dish.  Which, by the way, is quite filling.  

I had half of a squash left over, so I added it to some chicken and chopped potatoes, tossed it with some olive oil and salt and threw it all in the oven.  Some pretty neat pops of colour.  

Today I baked a pie.  The kids abandoned me for an old fashioned game of chips and dice (tawleh). And that sentence makes it sound like I'm raising gamblers... but I digress.  Solo apple pie.  Yum.  It feels like a while I've baked something.  Autumn will do that to you.  Despite the sunny, 28 degrees Celcius weather outside, it feels like a pie day.  

Happy weekend to you!


  1. Wasn't the weather just gorgeous today. We hosted a potluck to celebrate fall and Michaelmas, and the sun shining and the warm temperatures were the icing on what was a beautiful day.

    Love the happenings in your kitchen. I LOVE roasted beets, they are a weekly, sometimes more around here, usually with some carrots tossed in. So good! Your apple pie looks delicious, it was apple crisp for us today :)

    Hope you enjoy the rest of this wonderful autumn weekend my friend. xo

    1. Simply beautiful and a potluck is a perfect way to celebrate! I also love that you are into roasted beets too. Such a power food! (Seriously... I feel better after eating them!) Always nice to share kitchen notes. :)

  2. Oh my, that apple pie looks sinful! And don't you just love roasted veggies?

    I love being in the kitchen as well. And I'm blessed with a hubby that enjoys it just as much as me so it becomes 'together time' when the kiddos head off to bed.

    1. I have become a huge fan of roasted root veggies, that's for sure! Definitely loved the happenings in your kitchen lately too! :)

      Such a blessing to have a partner who enjoys the kitchen. I can't think of a more perfect way to spend time together! :)