Monday, October 13, 2008

come on over and have some pie

It's the second Monday in October and that means only one thing - Canadian Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, the works.

Our little 5 lb turkey is about to go into the oven and I made the desserts this morning. You should see my kitchen. Organized I am not.

My pumpkin pie, made from scratch with a little Hokkaido pumkin I bought last week, turned out very...um...let's just say...rustic. Then again, if I stuck an 'artisan' label on it I could probably sell it for 25 bucks.




I made these maple walnut butter tarts on a whim and haven't tasted them yet, but they smell like home. That other home that shares a place in my heart along with this one.




I'm just saying a quiet "thank you" today for all the good things in my life, butter tarts included.


Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canucks out there, near and far.


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown

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20 Comments:

At October 13, 2008 4:16 PM, Blogger Ms Mac said...

Well happy thanksgiving to you!

 
At October 13, 2008 5:49 PM, Blogger C N Heidelberg said...

I love your pie crust; it's adorable!

 
At October 13, 2008 6:34 PM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Christina! Any chance you could send me a piece of that pie?? Looks delicious.... as do the butter tarts :)

 
At October 13, 2008 7:49 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

I'll bring me own fork and do the dishes if I can get in on that pumpkin pie! Yummy! (Be sure to toss out the recipe I love pumpkin pie!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
At October 13, 2008 7:50 PM, Anonymous Maribeth said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Sweetie! Pumpkin Pie is my favorite Thanksgiving pie too!

 
At October 14, 2008 3:00 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

We ended up with a massive power outage, last 1.5 hrs! But we also had an incredible dish with yams. Oh I will post this recipe! Incredible let me tell you. Your pie crust does look incredible as usual. We had an incredibly large turkey and incredible stuffing!!!

Glad to see you celebrated!! :)

 
At October 14, 2008 4:20 AM, Blogger Silvia said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I sure like to try your desserts!

 
At October 14, 2008 12:15 PM, Blogger Snooker said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hopefully it makes the whole day feel a bit more like your "home home".

 
At October 14, 2008 3:26 PM, Blogger hexe said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a wonderful day and may the next year be full of new blessings!

If you care to share the recipe for the maple walnut butter tarts, I would be forever grateful. I prepare Thanksgiving here in November for 20+ people and am always looking for new recipes to throw in. They look delicious!

 
At October 14, 2008 3:28 PM, Blogger Ginnie said...

This is so very soulful to me, Christina--all of it! Thank you for YOU!

 
At October 15, 2008 2:12 AM, Blogger Bek said...

Your pie looks so delicious:) I admire you for making such a great looking crust.

 
At October 15, 2008 10:24 AM, Blogger an aussie in mondrag√≥n said...

that pie looks fabulous... don't think i've ever tasted pumpkin pie... not really a tradition in australia!

 
At October 15, 2008 8:48 PM, Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! And those little tarts look fabulous -- can you tell us how they're made???

 
At October 16, 2008 12:00 AM, Blogger Mike B said...

Still looks yummy, despite your doubts ... Happy Thanksgiving. Guess I better start thawing a turkey for the US thanksgiving.i

 
At October 17, 2008 11:58 AM, Blogger Diane Mandy said...

Well, you are quite the Martha Stewart. I'm impressed!

 
At October 17, 2008 2:24 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

Happy belated thanksgiving, Christina! I hope you and your family enjoyed your dinner!

 
At October 17, 2008 5:29 PM, Blogger R. Duckie said...

Oh, yummy, the pie I never had. It looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving

 
At October 20, 2008 11:36 AM, Blogger poppy fields said...

Are there any left-overs?

 
At October 22, 2008 5:12 AM, Blogger Rositta said...

Those tarts look delicious. I've missed Thanksgiving two years in a row now but I'll do a catch up turkey dinner this weekend...ciao

 
At October 27, 2008 12:55 PM, Blogger Claire said...

How you doing, Mausi?! May just have to take an idea or two from you for US thanksgiving.

 

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