Pumpkin Loaf with Cranberries & Ginger

It’s the first weekend in October, raining outside, and I’ve set the thermostat for the upcoming colder weather. There’s something great about turning off the furnace in April, and equally great about turning it back on in the fall. October on Thetis usually gives us an evenly mixed bag of warm & sunny days and…

Pumpkin Pie

In 1977, while living at home and working fulltime, I was entrusted to help a friend screen people to share a rental home with her. We posted an ad in the paper and at the student union building. We sorted through the many applicants, chiseling it down to the four we thought would best fit….

Pumpkin Parfait

When making pumpkin pie, there’s usually a bit of extra pumpkin filling (if not, just hold back a bit). Bake it in a lightly greased ramekin (or two), along with the pie. It should be taken out about 10 minutes earlier than when the pie is ready to come out.

Curried Pumpkin Soup with Apple

This was one of those nights!  Hadn’t really spent any time thinking about dinner, but my husband’s on a special diet right now, and knew that I had to put something together!  Looking in my diverse pantry, I kept seeing things that would really be good, but most of them were on the “no” list. …

Pumpkin Scones with Ginger

For the past week or so, the island has been blanketted in fog.  Occasionally in the afternoon we get glimpses of blue sky which sends shots of light through the lingering wisps of fog, creating forests of sunbeams.  Even though I know that the sky is blue up above the fog bank, I live in…