It has been an extremely busy weekend. My sister came home for the weekend and brought a few friends who we’ve been showing the sights of Halifax. It’s been a very fun weekend, scroll down to see!
Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving dinner, I didn’t make too much as the oven was full of something that should not be named on this blog so all I made were biscuits and the gravy from Eat, Drink & be Vegan and ate the usual thanksgiving-y sides (mashed turnip, carrots you know…). Sounds sparse but it really wasn’t! It’s my comfort food. I always make dessert though so this year I made a Pumpkin Pie. Note my attempt at trying to make it look extra pretty with pastry maple leaves. I used Veganomicon‘s pie crust recipe and it was wonderful, so easy to work with and it baked perfectly.
I always use Bryanna Clark Grogan’s recipe, it always gets rave reviews.
Then this morning, we got up bright and early and headed down to the valley to pick apples and see pumpkin people!
We really coveted the orchard’s driveway:
We picked a giant bag of apples! I predict lots of pies and crisps for the rest of autumn.
Each fall, the town of Kentville holds the Harvest Festival which welcomes the arrival of Pumpkin People! It was so much fun to drive around the town looking at the many displays of the people made of pumpkins, we’re definitely going back next year.
Check out more photos of the pumpkin people on my flickr, you definitely want to see the awesome Pumpkin Massacre display.