We are in that frustrating time of year when it’s 11 degrees when you leave your house in the morning but it’s 25 by lunch and you’re sweating through your lightweight knitwear and leather jackets. It is a delightful time of year for food and drink however.
Hot girl summer is over and we are making our merry way into #thotumn. I won’t be abandoning by five-day Greco workout regime, mainly for my mental health, but I will be consuming a lot more potatoes, of every variety, and hearty soups.
To help you keep your palate inspired, I wanted to share my favourite fall recipes that I’ve shared on the blog to date. Many more to come.
Possible applications for this recipe include: appetizer for a crowd, brunch, dessert, a main course if you are like me and just want to live off cheese. The walnut crust is akin to a walnut shortbread, savoury and flavourful. Packed from edge to edge with brie and topped with beautiful seasonal figs, this is a clear winner for any fall entertaining occasion, and one of my personal favourites.
Is it even fall if you’re not drinking hot cocktails? I think not. Simple, delicious, heart-warming, this Kentucky Toddy is made with bourbon, hot apple cider, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s a great way to warm your hands after an afternoon of apple-picking.
Imagine all your favourite Thanksgiving sides merged into a filling meal-worthy salad. Brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potato, dried cranberries, a bit of pecorino cheese, and a delectable maple tahini dressing. Great for when you’re mostly working on your winter bod but want to mix in some veg.
This Apple Cranberry Crush gets its pretty ombré hue from a diverse array of ingredients: apple cider, Aperol, ginger liqueur, Lillet Blanc, muddled cranberries, and a slice of brandied orange. It tastes as good as it looks and is sure to impress,
For when you’re craving pumpkin pie but feel it would be indecent to eat it for breakfast: this pumpkin French toast with pumpkin butter is the ideal solution.
A welcome cocktail for your next Fall dinner party. Sparkling wine, apple brandy, apple cider, and a touch of vanilla liqueur, topped off with a beautiful garnish, ideal for a celebration. I made this to mark the occasion of starting my current job, and recently had my one year anniversary, what better reason to raise a glass?
Be warned: if you make these little babies as an appetizer, your guests are likely to forget themselves and their willpower and stuff their faces with these delectable spuds before dinner is served. Roasted garlic, thyme, truffle salt, and plenty of parmesan make these potatoes INCREDIBLE. The Hasselback treatment yields a combination of textures in the potato, both impossibly tender and delicate crispy.
Put your leftover cranberry compote to good use by mixing it into this cocktail made with bourbon, ginger liqueur, and freshly squeezed lime juice. The end result is a subtly sweet cocktail with plenty of complexity – the perfect beginning to your next dinner party or a little after-work delight for you.
Okay, listen here, this might be my absolute favourite recipe I’ve posted on the blog to date. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of deliciousness that lives on this site, but these Apple & Blue Cheese Tartlets with Icewine Glaze are INSANE. I am biased towards puff pastry and the combination of the sweet, slightly tart apples with the bracing intensity of the blue cheese, complimented by fresh herbs and a peppery ice wine glaze: to die for. Make this, thank me later.
Simply put, this is boozy dessert in a glass. This hot cocktail is the perfect match for a cool fall evening, cuddled up with a good book and a cozy sweater. Slow simmered apple cider is paired with brown sugar, baking spices, rum, and, as the name would suggest, plenty of butter.
This rib-sticking soup uses two fall mainstays, apples AND pumpkin. Made with garam masala and garnished with pinches of toasted coconut and cilantro, this is a fragrant and filling soup. Bonus: it’s ready in just 35 minutes, making it a great weeknight option.