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Hello Again! Early Autumn Update

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Hope everyone had a great summer!Β 

I’m having a wonderful early autumn, currently visiting Vancouver Island and will probably be moving here soon too.

You can read all the details here:Autumn Update

It was a very hectic summer for us so the “chill time” we are now enjoying is much needed and appreciated.

I hope to be back to blogging on a more regular basis in the next few weeks. But for now, sending you all best wishes and thanks for your continued support of my blogs/books…it is most appreciated!

HAVE A FABULOUS FALL!

IT’S MY FAV TIME OF YEAR. πŸ™‚

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Root Veggies! Don’t Ya Just β™₯ Them? ;-)

Autumn root vegetables

I SURE DO!!! πŸ˜‰

And here are some of my fav ways to prepare and serve these oh,so yummy “gems” from the fall harvest!Β 

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Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake with My (NOT Too Sweet) Cream Cheese Icing

My favorite cake, no contest!

Russian Beet Borscht

Just add dark rye bread and you’re good to go! πŸ˜‰

Bubbies SAUERKRAUT

German Sauerkraut FeastΒ 

One of my fav slow cooker recipes from the Groovy Green Kitchen I.

I make this one a lot. Quick to prepare, hearty and delicious.Β 

And, it includes: onions, garlic and potatoes: all fav rooties! πŸ™‚

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta (page 92)

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta

A delish and elegant salad; brimming with flavor!

Sweet Potato Lasagna

A twist on traditional lasagna, again from the slow cooker. Hearty and delish!

HAPPY COOKING and AUTUMN!

Harvest vegetable photo, courtesy of FLICKR

Happy Thanksgiving from Me and Mr. Cheddar :-)

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, here in Canada!Β 

Mr. Cheddar and I are both grateful for so many things.

Here are a few from our gratitude and catitude lists, πŸ˜‰

MY GRATITUDE LIST:

-For everyone I have loved and those who have loved me in return.

-To be living in a country at peace.

For the fabulous felines (including Mr. Cheddar, Mitzi, Lois, Tasha, Prince Porkie…) who have shared my journey.

-My talents and abilities.

-My good health and good energy.

-The beauty in nature: clean water, beautiful birds, plants, trees, blue skies, the changing weather.

-The simple pleasures like: reading a good book, knitting, blogging, cooking, walking.

and so much more….

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MR. CHEDDAR’S CATITUDE LIST:

-Lots of kibble and treats in the cupboard, at ALL TIMES!

-Waking up Meowmie and Pawmie at the crack of dawn.

-Groom-groom day (Sunday), how I love to be groomed!

-Catching a nice, juicy bug and eating it, yummm, β™₯Β the crunchy ones!

-An afternoon power-nap, dreaming of mice and/or a fetching, female feline.

-My many online fans, feline and human.

-And of course… my superior talents as a writer and blogger.

-Need I mention, my oh so handsome appearance?Β 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY WEEK! πŸ™‚

Brown Betty

This oh-so yummy photo of Apple Brown Betty stopped me in my WP tracks this morning. πŸ˜‰ I want some right now.

I make a similar dessert but definitely not with that much butter or sugar. 😦 The photo did inspire me to make some soon though. πŸ™‚ Do you have a fav Brown Betty recipe?

Have a fabulous late autumn weekend. It’s still nice and warm, here in BC. πŸ™‚

Artsy Wanderer

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Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit (usually apple) and sweetened bread crumbs. It is similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, and the fruit is baked.Β  It is an old dessert, first mentioned in print in 1864.Β  Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House.Β  They served Apple Brown Betty at my elementary school cafeteria and I loved it.Β  They served real food back in the sixties and seventies!

Recipe for Apple Brown Betty from Pioneer Woman here!

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Trend Watch: Cuddle Up & Get Cozy

Fall definitely is on the way, my fav season of the year. πŸ™‚

Here are some lovely autumn “finds” from the Fiesta Cat Yarn Co. blog.

What is your favorite season and why?Β 

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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Solid Jersey Twist Headband (ThreeBirdNest, $24)

Vintage Cardigan Sweater (Raxclothing, $30)

Crochet Apple Cozy (According To Panda, $12.34+)

Knitted Mug Cozy (TheLeftHandedHooker, $14.50)

Cozy Fleece Throw / Stadium Blanket (Doodlegirls, $22)

Cacao Chokola Hot Chocolate Mix (flyingbirdbotanicals, $8.75)

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