Posts Tagged ‘pumpkins’

Thanksgiving Time

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Fall Leaves

When all the leaves are off the boughs,
And nuts and apples gathered in,

Gathered Apples

And cornstalks waiting for the cows,
And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,

Pretty Pumpkins

Then Mother says, “My children dear,
The fields are brown, and autumn flies;

Autumn Flies

Thanksgiving Day is very near,
And we must make thanksgiving pies!
~ Author Unknown

Pie, Please…

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with joy and gratitude and of course, pie!

Thank You!

Photos via Pinterest,  French Essence, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Rifle Paper

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Two weeks and counting before Thanksgiving is upon us and we get to savor the most delicious pumpkin chiffon pies (alas, the recipe’s an ancient family secret that we’re not allowed to share!)  But there is one recipe that we heard of on the radio that had us salivating and almost driving off the road…  Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good, one of Dorie Greenspan’s favorite dishes in her new cookbook, Around My French Table.

How To Cook French, With Shortcuts

How to Cook French, with Shortcuts

The recipe came by way of a French friend’s sister who lives in Lyon.  As the story goes, this sister’s husband grows pumpkins on his farm and when the pumpkins are very small, she goes out into the fields with her children and they carve their name in the pumpkins.  When the pumpkins grow, their names grow, too, so that they each have their own pumpkin to make this dish.

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Caution: the recipe above includes butter, bacon, heavy cream and Gruyere cheese so for those of you who (like us!) are watching what you eat before the big day comes, you might prefer these (lower fat!) pumpkin pretties.

Decorative and Pretty Pumpkins

Decorative and Pretty Pumpkins

Light Up a Pumpkin Candle

Light Up a Pumpkin Candle

Pumpkin Peel

Pumpkin Peel

A Lovely Pumpkin Soup Tureen

A Lovely Pumpkin Soup Tureen

Pumpkin Saffron Macaroons

Pumpkin Saffron Macaroons

Photos from Dorie Greenspan, Cohn-Stone Studios, Gracious Home, Peter Thomas Roth, Charlotte Moss and Tartlette