Gourds are really nothing more than little squashes (the word comes from the French courgettes). This time of year you can find them all over the place, usually in mesh bags, at grocery stores, markets, and home centres. But what the heck do you do with...

All this month, we’ve been celebrating Squashtober and the amazing, awesome, super delicious fruits of the season. We thought we’d just take a moment to look at our own favourites, and see if you have any of your own! Butternut Squash This is probably Steve’s all-time favourite...

While it’s delicious and a great side dish to any fall meal, squash is also filling. A little goes a long way, and it’s not exactly known for coming in small packages. So, what do you do with leftover squash? Well, in truth there are tons of...

The acorn squash is one of the most common and readily-available winter squashes. It’s also full of flavour, easy to work with, and keeps extremely well. It can be sliced into wedges or rings, baked, deep fried, roasted, or even grilled. You might remember we did...

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a great, homemade pumpkin pie. At least, that’s what we’re told. But when you’re looking at a great spread, complete with desserts, a little light changeup is nice. I’ve been having a great time this year making some fantastic cupcake and...

You know we like to keep a tidy entryway as much as possible. However, with limited closet space in the house and even more limited hanging space in the front entry, this has been a bit of a challenge. We started by creating a wainscoting...

Thanksgiving is all about indulging in our festive food fantasies. Turkey. Stuffing. Potatoes. Seventeen kinds of bread. More stuffing covered in gravy on top of the third helping of potatoes. Sweet potatoes goobered up with marshmallows. The list goes on and on and on. But what if...

There’s a rule of thumb in cooking: if you find multiple recipes for the same kind of thing, figure out what they have in common. That’s the actual recipe. Everything else is a tweak or a family signature – which is totally fine, and it’s...

Now that you're all up to speed on what goes into the legendary pumpkin spice, it's probably time we tried our hand at some recipes! Of course the fall season is filled with amazing food, and the whole point of #Squashtober is that right now we're...

In the last few years, it seems the food industry has gone completely bonkers over pumpkin spice. It’s in lattes. It’s in cookies. It’s in loaves. It’s even in dog food. But what the heck is “pumpkin spice,” and what’s the big deal about it? Well, there’s not...