All posts tagged: fall

Fall Mushroom Risotto

Just in time for the first day of Fall! This easy and delicious risotto was such a hit with the family! Some people veer away from trying to make risotto because it is said to be one of the harder dishes to master. I found this method (cooking in the oven) so simple and the risotto came out perfectly. Ingredients 1 cup of Arborio rice 1 pint of mushrooms (your choice on type, I used button mushrooms) 3/4 cup of stock 1 cup of Parmesan Cheese (optional) 1/2 an onion (diced) 1 handful of thyme chopped 2 tbsp of butter Directions Preheat the oven to 375 F Use a “stove to oven” casserole dish, I used a Le Creuset casserole dish which worked perfectly for this recipe. Start by putting the casserole dish on the stove, melt the butter. Add the onions and mushrooms and fry for about 5 minutes. Once the onions and mushrooms have cooked, add the rice and stir around until the rice begins to turn brown. Then pour in the stock. …

Sunshine, Cottaging and Canning!

For those of you that are wondering where I have disappeared to, wonder no more I took the month of August off and enjoyed every single second of it however, I am excited to be back at Seasons and running our Fall term. However, since I’m not very good at sitting still, I kept myself very busy at the cottage. I made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets (yes that’s right I’m bringing the 90s back). I also got into canning and figured since Fall is around the corner this is the perfect time. We had this fabulous antique oven/stove up at the at cottage which wasn’t all that great for baking but just perfect for pickling. Here’s a great recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles, easy and delicious!    Bread and Butter Pickles Ingredients 5 1/2 cups (1 1/2 pounds) thinly sliced pickling cucumbers 1 1/2 Tablespoons kosher salt 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar …

Butternut Squash Soup

One of the great things about Fall is all the delicious recipes out there! What we love most about this butternut squash soup recipe is that it’s so easy and only takes about 30 minutes!   Ingredients 1 Butternut squash (2-3 pounds) peeled and seeded 2 tbsp of unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion chopped 6 cups of chicken stock Salt and freshly ground pepper   Directions 1. Cut squash into 1-inch chunks   2. In large pot melt butter   3. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes   4. Add squash and stock 5. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15-20 minutes 6. Remove squash chunks with a slotted spoon and place in blender and puree 7. Return to  blended squash to pot 8. Stir and seasons with salt and pepper and serve warm.  

Fall at Seasons

School is back, the temperature is getting colder, the air feels crisp and that means Fall is just around the corner! We have a lot of exciting events happening at Seasons during Fall. We’ll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 22nd from 1-4pm, if you’re in the neighbourhood feel free to drop by! Also, on Sunday, September 30th, from 1:00-3:00pm we will be hosting our popular Thanksgiving Treats workshop. If you would like to register please contact us at for more information. New this Fall, we will be starting a Moms group on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm. If you’re interested in joining or receiving more information please feel free to contact us via email: or phone: (416)488-6550  

Thanksgiving Treats Photos!

We had our first Sunday Workshop yesterday and it was such fun. Each participant made their own loaf of pumpkin bread and a jar of butternut squash soup. The smells that filled our kitchen were amazing and such a great activity to do on a rainy Fall afternoon. Here are some photographs from the day.