Saturday, October 11, 2008

about to be eaten

So, the next attempt at formatting was done through a Google application. It seemed to work fine, and would even post for me directly (no copy and paste required) but Blogger decided it needed to add a whole bunch of extra empty lines. Back to the drawing board...

I tried to do too much today. I'm still not used to the way I get tired so easily. A list of tasks that would have normally been a busy but fun saturday had me worn out and grumpy by early afternoon. I made bread and cranberry chutney, with a quick run to the grocery store to pick up the extra stuff I needed for the chutney. I took a bunch of photos for the new book, and I even fit in some knitting. The bread and chutney are for two Thanksgiving suppers we're going to this weekend (read: I will not be eating anything on tuesday!) I'll have to share the recipe for the cranberry chutney, since it turned out fruity, tangy, spicy and so good!

In case you didn't know, Thanksgiving is in early October in Canada, because this is harvest time. The end of November is winter for most of Canada (with the exception of Vancouver Island, and a few other mild spots). I think it's a bit sad that Thanksgiving is just a North American holiday - if you ignore the slightly fictional pilgrims and natives story, it's really just about celebrating the harvest time with your family. I'll take any excuse to roast a big turkey, cook loads of yummy veggies, and eat pumpkin pie!

And to give you a good laugh, here's a photo I took a while ago while we were goofing around with our kitties. Greta seems quite unconcerned that she's about to be eaten. The photos of Mila were too silly to show to the public, poor thing.


Mare said...

I love Thanksgiving too. For me, it's all about gratitude for all of our Blessings... I would love to try your chutney! I'll be looking for the recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think thanksgiving is limited to just north america-- it just isn't called thanksgiving anywhere else. :) as long as folks still grow stuff and celebrate the end (or start, depending on which hemisphere you're on) of harvest, there will always be thanksgiving. it might be called a lunar celebration, oktoberfest (with sausages instead of turkey), and some others i can't remember.

looking forward to the new book.