Monday, October 11

A Harvest Brunch

our harvest brunch took place. I would like to start by thanking my mum for all her help.
there was a lot to do to make the house and the farm ready, not to mention taking care of
about sixty animals of all kinds. K was away and so are our neighbours. we cleaned prepped and 

The weather was beautiful, hope you guys have had the loveliest of weekend sun. I would like to thank all my friends for coming. my friend sheila who i love so much was sick but she sent her husband roger and their beautiful five month old baby Rowen( i have kept him all to myself dear readers, will share soon) along with tiny muffins. my friend catherine came looking beautiful, what a surprise to see her escape the farm stand the place where i got most of prevision and gourds do to her amazing generosity! There was the handsome Bills, they just get better looking every time i see them, one brought pumpkin cheese cake the other blueberry pie! (by the way prince william of kingston I am so proud of you) Jessica and her husband chris were both delightful and happy newlyweds who showed up with the most gorgeous homegrown bouquet and delicious strata! Laura & leo who are kindred spirits when it comes to architecture and animals brought a box full of gourmet treats for the dogs not to mention a cheddar and ale soup, i loved it so much that it was all i ate!

the menu

was a cheese and bread table
olives, hummus, a variety of cheeses and speciality salami
savoury strata
sweet strata
apple smoked, jalepeno, sundried tomatoes sausages
roasted potatoes & butternut squash
arugula, cranberry walnut salad
cheddar ale soup

apple tarts
caramel apples
blueberry pie
mini cup cakes
pumpkin cheese cake

I took the guest for a tour of the farm, introduced them to cows, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens and horses, ponies donkey and ponkey. we chatted, walked then ate, so delicious. Then little nicholas came, he was eager to show the guest the hen house so we gave them all tiny baskets for them to gather some eggs to take home. then we went to visit the cabin and took the opportunity to go for a stroll in the woods which was a highlight for me. nicholas who is only seven is the most delightful and charming mini gentlemen, he won over the hearts of our guest. we came back and it was dessert time. nicholas wanted to show his driving skills and took some of the guest on a ride down the road on the gator. We chatted some more prepared some take out pastry boxes for everyone to take home. i had put apples in basket wrapped them and labled sweet or tart for our guest to take home from the orchard. thank you all for coming as you found out this city girl is now a country girl with hay in her hair and designer purses in a box somewhere!

we missed you k.

happy canadian thanksgiving, i have a lot to be grateful for.

*pictures are a  bit blurry do to mosaic. if your in need of sharper images please let me know.(guest)


erin said...

wow! what a feast. looks like a wonderful time! xo.

jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, so so beautiful! Love the caramel apples on twigs, nice touch:)

copywaitress said...

stunning pictures! and what a fantastic atmosphere! I wish I was there :)

Mlle Paradis said...

belated happy thanksgiving. you are making us all in blogland a little jealous - it's all so beautiful

liza said...

It looks like it was so much fun and such a success!

The Noisy Plume said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Johanna said...

What a beautiful party! Happy Thanksgiving!

GloamingDesigns said...

oh, you're glowing! it comes through in your writing of this magical brunch - it looks like such a beautiful time :)

kendalee said...

Everything looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious! It's all glowing with goodness... beautiful.

Unknown said...

So autumn and so family ..fabulous.

Anonymous said...

holy wow this looks amazing!
glad you're having a happy fall.

MANDY said...

How wonderful and what a divine crew you all are !!!

christina said...

oh nadia, these photos are just beautiful. all the lovely faces, tasty food... what a gathering.

Unknown said...

oh! wow! all looks so yummi!!!

i just bumped into your blog! i love it!

xoxo from rome

Cindy said...

it looks gorgeous, gorgeous day!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

How beautiful is this post Nadia! The light, the food, the colors, the mood... I love if all. I want to go visit right now!

Unknown said...

I love the light in your photos. It's such a different effect than what I've seen elsewhere. Simply stunning.

Stephanie said...

Your photos magically stir up such emotion.
Simply beautiful.

Josephine said...

what a gorgeous party! just reading the menu is making me hungry. happy belated thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Oh, so autumn-ish, amazing!

katrina said...

oh my goodness!
this is beautiful.
could you please share recipes?! everything sounds absolutely amazing.