Looking back on October

The nice crisp fall days and beautiful colors everywhere have come to an end here in Washington D. C.   And now it’s on to winter dreariness.  That’s the only way to get to Spring though so we’ll chug through the dark mornings, the icy roads the holiday nightmare of crowds and retailers.  I’ll be dreaming of Spring and flowers and green for now, not presents and ‘more stuff’……

I still have my kitchen all winter though.  And that is definitely enjoyable.

We started off October with a bang, and a big slice of Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake:

Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake with a silky melted chocolate cherry cream sauce - From Canned-Time.com

 

Then there was some spreadable love…or Rosemary Grape Jam.  All gone now…time to make more!

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

After the jam, things got a little chillier outside and I cooked up a pot of ‘Cheezy’ Broccoli Squash Soup.  So good!

'Cheezy' Broccoli Squash Soup with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce - from Canned-Time.com #vegan #glutenfree #autumnsoups #squashfair #healthysoups #spicyvegansoups

After my soup, I tried my hand at homemade croissants.  ‘Frumpy’ Pumpkin Spice Croissants to be exact.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Spiced Croissants - from Canned-Time.com   #vegancroissants #veganbread #whatveganseat #veganfoodporn #homebakedcroissants

I teamed up my croissants with a delicious fresh Asian Style  Cucumber Zucchini Salad.  Tangy heaven!

Asian Cucumber Salad - from Canned-Time.com

A stop at a local Orchard brought me a pot full of Garlic Mashed Cauliflower to enjoy, without a drop of diary…

Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower - from Canned-Time.com

Next there was a spooky book review of Natalie Slater’s ‘Bake and Destroy‘ with some tasty BBQ on a bun.

Cannibal Corpse Crock-Pot BBQ Vegan Pulled Pork - from Natalie Slater's 'Bake & Destroy' on Canned-Time.com

Another new jam idea teamed up with some delicious Basil Biscuits and Apple Pie Jam.  Oh yeah!

Fresh Basil Biscuits and Apple Pie Jam - From Canned-Time.com

I met up with Ann Oliverio to get some details on next month’s Virtual Vegan Potluck event.

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I spoiled myself with a big bowl of Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream after that.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream - from Canned-Time.com  #vegandesserts #whatveganseat #veganfoodporn #veganpumpkin #veganthanksgiving

Last up in October, I shared a detox dream Baby Kale Creamy Coconut Detox  Smoothie….

Baby Kale Creamy Coconut Smoothie - from Canned-Time.com

What a month.  November brings lots more yumminess and healthy Holiday ideas.  And of course, The Potluck on November 16th.

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12 thoughts on “Looking back on October

  1. The Vegan 8

    Everything looks and sounds incredible, especially the broccoli squash soup. I want to make that chocolate cherry zucchini cake, oh my. I absolutely LOVE cherries and chocolate and zucchini is my favorite veggie…it must be heavenly!

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      That cake was delicious, you bet. The problem with being a food blogger sometimes is that I rarely make anything twice so I can keep building my new recipes and other ideas so I probably wont see that one again, but thanks and I hope you try it out.
      Being Vegan has it’s benefits some days right?

  2. narf77

    I think it is so important to look back, take stock and move on when autumn starts to really set in. I think it’s primal to do this, stocking up, making sure that we are going to make it through the winter, survival and nesting up and making sure that the nest we made (albeit comforters and wood fires 😉 ) is going to keep us warm enough…planning and putting up etc. We are doing the opposite. We are going gangbusters at everything at the moment and sometimes it feels like we aren’t actually achieving much because EVERYTHING needs doing right now! Oh well…I guess there are a few days in autumn when we will get to look back on this summers manic intensity and relax a bit but for now… “full steam ahead!” 😉

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Couldn’t have said it better. We don’t learn if we can’t reflect and then change behavior and plan ahead. Unfortunately in the States at least, there are more waiting for what others have planned for them than there are planning for their own stability. God only knows what happens if the Drive thru restaurants stop shoveling out billions of calories a day. We’ll all be lost X(

      1. narf77

        I saw a “World’s Dumbest” advertisment the other day with a woman who actually got out of her car and hit another woman in a Drive Through window and eventually smashed the window because the restaurant had run out of chicken nuggets…”THE SKY IS FALLING!”. I think the saddest indictment that we are handing over our food production to “others” (for others read middle men…my arch nemisis’…) when I read that homes are now being built without kitchens…why bother cooking at all? Just go out and buy everything from a restaurant! Obviously a very clever thing to not even bother to learn how to cook and feed yourself when it is one of the few things that you truly need to survive…talk about suicide by proxy!!!

          1. narf77

            Right up to the point where something closes down the restaurants (disaster-earthquake-hurricane) and they have to go hungry for a few days…best stock up on the gourmet potato chips methinks 😉

  3. thepeacepatch

    I know how you feel…I’m supertempted at this time of year to paint the inside of my house bright green…the green of the leaves when sunshine streams through them…just so I can feel cheered up throughout the winter greys. Winter baking does make me happy though, especially when it’s something I can share and make people smile. Happy Halloween! 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Thanks and right back atcha…my kitchen walls are leaf green but we have a large back window in the kitchen that looks onto the woods and reminds me it’s freezin’ out. We always seem to survive though 😉

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