Last Sunday, me and me sweetie, my parents and Saffy ventured on out to Norfolk County to close up for the winter. Our 10 acres was waiting for us. A chilly breeze, bare trees and a garden filled with the skeletal remains of the bountiful garden of summer gone by. My Mum treated us with bacon and eggs for lunch and then our afternoon of tasks began. My Dad and Kev got the John Deere on the trailer for the trip back to Hamilton for winter storage, I got down to work in the garden and my Mum tidied up the good ol' R.V.. Even after several bouts of frost, we still had some yummy produce to harvest! The last of the Brussels sprouts had to picked (they remind me of a creature one would find on Dr.Who!) and potatoes had to be dug. I love digging up potatoes! It is like a treasure hunt in the garden and especially exciting for a girl like me who's favourite movie has always been 'The Goonies' (happy 25th, by the way!)! My Mum and I were happy that some of our heartier herbs survived and with Saffy's help, we picked some sage and thyme to dry for winter use. What a great day! I'm sad to think the next time we will be up at the land is in early spring. But you never know, maybe Kev and I will sneak up there in the winter time to visit!
Okay, time to discuss what I have going on this weekend: the 'Fall Cottage Life Show.' Held just out of town, at the International Centre, it's a unique show for anyone who has a cottage or for anyone who is planning to build one. Within the show, there is the 'Cottage Kitchen' and that's where I've been doing cooking demonstrations with cookbook author Jane Rodmell for the last four years. 'Cottage Life' magazine is a Canadian publication and Jane is a food contributor. I test Jane's many recipes for the magazine and am her assistant with the spring and fall shows. It's a great time and I absolutely love being in front of a crowd! Don't worry followers, I won't spoil the fun and tell you what Jane and I are demonstrating, because I know I will see you all in the crowd! Now, if that isn't busy enough, let me also mention the corporate Christmas baskets I've been hired to make... Never mind, enough already! This bee won't babble on any longer. Now is the time of year in which comfort foods reign. Don't you just love those warm and cozy evenings in? What makes them even better is good food! I have been thinking about some great recipe ideas and I hope I don't disappoint. Stay bundled up my followers and find your way back next week to see where our
culinary adventure will take us next! Bye!