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Autumn...

... I love love love it.

Especially now, when all the colors are coming out to play. (I'm so thankful that the trees change colors here in Switzerland, as they do where I'm from).

I always feel a sense of nostalgia when Autumn rolls around... the sound of walking through leaves, the hazy golden light...

It looks like we're supposed to have a nice weekend ahead. I hope everyone can get out and enjoy it.

What do you like to cook or bake in Autumn?

A few of my favorites are curry pumpkin soup and glazed apple cookies.
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Old 16.10.2012, 11:59
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... I love love love it.

Especially now, when all the colors are coming out to play. (I'm so thankful that the trees change colors here in Switzerland, as they do where I'm from).

I always feel a sense of nostalgia when Autumn rolls around... the sound of walking through leaves, the hazy golden light...

It looks like we're supposed to have a nice weekend ahead. I hope everyone can get out and enjoy it.

What do you like to cook or bake in Autumn?

A few of my favorites are curry pumpkin soup and glazed apple cookies.
That's a nice, positive post!
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Re: Autumn...

Lol.

Yeah, I guess I'm having a good day.

(I was pleasantly surprised when I checked the weather forecast this morning).
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Re: Autumn...

fall colours in New England

this IS the one time of year when I really miss back there
( I don't call it home anymore tho )
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Re: Autumn...

Love Autumn as well. Zürich does it so well. Plus the snow on the mountains now. Looking forward to winter. Cooking involves pumpkin soup with zopft, soups, samosas and pakoras. Yum.
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Recipes, please . Although I am not sure my if little ones would eat either...
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Love Autumn as well. Zürich does it so well. Plus the snow on the mountains now. Looking forward to winter. Cooking involves pumpkin soup with zopft, soups, samosas and pakoras. Yum.
Yum indeed.

I always wish I was able to make decent Indian food. Last night, for example, I had some spinach I wanted to use up, so I tried to make a spinach-potato curry, but the yogurt I used made it a bit too sour.
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Recipes, please . Although I am not sure my if little ones would eat either...
Not sure if you're directing that at me or Sam Ali, but just in case...

Glazed Apple Cookies
Source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Glazed-Apple-Cookies/Detail.aspx
Makes about 18 cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or ½ cup butter or margine)
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
Directions
  1. Beat shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, apple and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
  4. Drop from tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (but check them after 8 minutes!). Remove cookies to racks and while still warm, spread with glaze.
  5. To make Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.
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Re: Autumn...

Pakistani cooking even
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Re: Autumn...

I absolutely love when the "smell" of autumn is in the air. I get to enjoy that smell here in Switzerland much more than the place from where I came, where autumn generally takes place during a single week in early November when a nasty thunderstorm or two blows every last brown leaf (no colors) to the ground from the trees.

I love it here.
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Re: Autumn...

Fried pakistani food goes super well with the rainy season or when it is cold. It is very easy, just the right ingredients in order and patience. Heck I learned from skyping with the best cook I know: mom
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Re: Autumn...

Curried Pumpkin Soup
Serves 9-10

1.5 kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 Tbs. crushed garlic
3 Tbs. curry powder
1 liter chicken stock
600 ml cream (or coconut milk)
olive oil
salt and pepper

1. Saute onion, garlic and curry powder in some olive oil until tender
2. Add pumpkin, stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. The liquid will reduce slightly.
3. When pumpkin has softened, blend the soup.
4. Stir through cream and simmer.

Note: This recipe makes a large quantity, so you will need a large pot. If you desire a thinner soup, you can add more chicken stock.
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Old 16.10.2012, 12:13
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Not sure if you're directing that at me or Sam Ali, but just in case...

Glazed Apple Cookies
Source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Glazed-Apple-Cookies/Detail.aspx
Makes about 18 cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or ½ cup butter or margine)
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
Directions
  1. Beat shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, apple and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
  4. Drop from tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (but check them after 8 minutes!). Remove cookies to racks and while still warm, spread with glaze.
  5. To make Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.
Yep - you Sam and I posted at the same time...so I was unaware of the other goodies! Thanks!
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Re: Autumn...

aw heck.. time for some fall colour
this is a pond I used to fish in, ice skate on when I was a wee lil grynch

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I was once at a dinner party, and the host made the most amazing "Pakistani chicken." I begged her for the recipe but never did get it.
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aw heck.. time for some fall colour
this is a pond I used to fish in, ice skate on when I was a wee lil grynch

That is absolutely GORGEOUS!
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Re: Autumn...

Now that was a perfect Autumn snapshot outside my home last year this time.
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... I love love love it.

Especially now, when all the colors are coming out to play.
..... soon to be replaced by grey - make the most of it.

..... and may I congratulate you on using the correct word for this season - all we need to do now is encourage U to use more .... well ..... ewes.
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aw heck.. time for some fall colour
this is a pond I used to fish in, ice skate on when I was a wee lil grynch

Are you sure that is not the photo for the month of October from the calendar you received last Christmas from your American insurance agent?



(Just kidding, grynch! You are blessed to have grown up in such beautiful surroundings!)
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Re: Autumn...

And this is how to enjoy a nice Autumn sunday. Pakoras, raita(yoghurt dip), chai(tea) and a nice book.
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