Vegan Mofo: Thanksgiving 2008!

12 Oct

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.

Pumpkin pie.

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.

pumpkin person!

pumpkin kitty

Check out more photos of the pumpkin people on my flickr, you definitely want to see the awesome Pumpkin Massacre display.

Happy Thanksgiving!


13 Responses to “Vegan Mofo: Thanksgiving 2008!”

  1. VeggieGirl October 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ASH!!! Not only did you create a FLAWLESS-looking pie, but you even had the chance to going apple-picking and to check out the pumpkin people 🙂 So fun!!

    Off to check out your Flickr photos!!

  2. Jeni Treehugger October 12, 2008 at 5:13 pm #

    Your photos have made me feel so totally Autumny it’s unreal!
    Thank you.

  3. Debbie October 12, 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    Aw, cute pumpkins! Love the maple leaf on the crust – it makes it more Canadian!

  4. Vegetation October 12, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    Ugh, I hate it when the oven is full of unmentionables! Your pumpkin pie looks delicious though and I love the pumpkin kitty!

  5. destinyskitchen October 12, 2008 at 11:18 pm #

    Beautiful pie!

  6. Celine October 13, 2008 at 5:07 am #

    love the pics and the pie!

  7. melisser October 13, 2008 at 5:30 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. mihl October 13, 2008 at 6:21 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful pie picture.

  9. Kelly October 13, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Mmmm. That is one tasty looking pie. I’m also loving the orchard pictures. I went once early in the season and now everyone’s pictures are making me want to go back.

  10. veganhomemade October 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving! Glad to hear the pie crust worked out well.

  11. coulditbeseitan October 19, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    That pie is beautiful!


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