Fall is just around the corner

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This article was published 25/08/2020 (765 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

With summer starting to wind down and the school season around the corner, fall will soon be upon us.

Fall has always been one of my favourite seasons. The bugs are gone, we still have some nice weather and of course, those fall colours are beautiful. I remember one year visiting one of my aunts in Quebec over the Thanksgiving holiday and the yellow, orange and red landscape was breathtaking.

The one thing that I am not too crazy about is the amount of yard work required at this time of year. We have an exceptionally large yard in Charleswood with plenty of oak trees that shed their many leaves that do not typically breakdown anytime soon.

By the end of October, we can have close to 100 bags collected and I always think there must be a better way to do this besides cutting down the trees. If there is, I have not found it yet. We do find that a leaf blower makes a significant difference to at least collecting the leaves in one spot and then raking and bagging them.

I do miss the leaf drop-off centres that used to exist, as I find lining the street with so many bags a little ridiculous.

I find fall to be a cozy season and I love all the fall recipes, such as buttered spaghetti squash and pumpkin loaves.

One of my favourites is butternut squash soup and it is so easy to make.  All you need is the following:

One medium sized butternut squash (peeled, deseeded and cubed)
One medium onion diced
2 TBSP canola oil
4 cups low salt vegetable or chicken broth
¼ cup cream
Two bay leaves

Cook the diced onion until translucent. Add the cubed butternut squash and cook on medium heat for a few minutes. I like to caramelize the onions and squash for extra flavour. Add the bay leaves and low salt broth and simmer until the squash is fork tender. Remove the bay leaves and use an immersion blender to smooth out the soup. Add the cream and stir. You can add salt and pepper to taste as desired (or even a bit of nutmeg).

Enjoy this and enjoy the season.

Lisa Lagasse is a registered dietitian and community correspondent for Charleswood. Email her at Charleswoodres@gmail.com

Lisa Lagasse

Lisa Lagasse
Charleswood community correspondent

Lisa Lagasse is a registered dietitian and community correspondent for Charleswood. Email her at Charleswoodres@gmail.com or find her on Twitter: @LisaRD42324393

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