Autumn leaves

If you live in Niagara, hopefully you were able to get outside and enjoy this gorgeous Autumn πŸ‚ 🍁 day. Here’s the view I had from my desk at work this morning.

I said to my sister, it physically HURT to be inside today! Fall days like this are my Favourite! Cool temps, brilliant sunshine, clean crisp air to breathe… I got outside as much as I could today. We have 3 dismal days of rain ahead.

Pete finished sanding today, and Igor finished the shower. I love it. It’s so lovely to see this part of the plan come together.

Josh and Austin (2 of my coworkers at LC) came to install the egress window and front porch posts (that will be clad with stone and flashing) they also put in temporary stairs for us for the winter until (late May!!!) when the landscaper is tentatively scheduled to do the driveway and front porch.

Here is the view if you’re sitting on a Fall late afternoon at my dining room table.

Come on in after a brisk walk and I’ll pour you a cuppa β˜•οΈ and serve you warm cookies πŸͺ from the oven. Let’s have a lovely chin wag.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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    1. i’m not sure why it’s not covered in mud and sand from the front.. but it still does look fairly clean! I was just driving past all my neighbour’s houses.. seeing people sitting on their front porches, with coffees or other various drinks, bundled up with their bowls of candy to hand out to the mugwumps coming by… and thought.. NEXT year.. i’ll have a nice big covered front porch to sit on and greet the tricky treaters.. can’t wait!

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