Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

In Canada, it's the Thanksgiving long weekend, which happily coincides with so much of our harvest time. An uncharacteristically warm, autumn day was lovely for picking apples at a local orchard.

I don't have my parents any longer, my dad having passed away six years ago and my mom this past spring, but I was happy to be able to spend time with friends and family this weekend. Apple torte was my contribution to the turkey dinner with my brother, sister-in-law and ten others.

Another dinner, this one with friends, provided a good excuse to bake lemon meringue pies.

After two days of large dinners and plenty of desserts, all I crave this afternoon is a cup of mint tea, possibly with an apple, but possibly not even that!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, even if it is not being celebrated in your country!

I love your visits and am thankful for your comments
This week, I'm linking with the following beautiful blogs:

"Mosaic Monday" at Little Red House
"Tea Time Tuesday" at Rose Chintz Cottage
"Tea Party Tuesday" at Sweetology

Warm Wishes,


  1. Karen, Your apple torte looks fabulous. I like the mosaic you made. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! Our weekend has been like an Indian Summer. We've had the warmest Sunday on record in October. Loved it!
    Your pies look wonderful. Funny how meringue makes a pie look so fabulous! I bet they were delicious too. The tea in your cup looks good too. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing with us today and have a lovely week.


  3. Hi Karen
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    I'm with you, I don't want see any more turkey or pie for awhile. I guess the diet starts again Tuesday morning.

  4. Hi Karen,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you. It looks like you had plenty of good food to eat. We will be doing that next month.

  5. Karen, So nice of you to visit me at The Writers Reverie - and I'm happy to visit you with such tempting Thanksgiving treats to catch my eyes! Happy Thanksgiving - hope it was a good one! I am sure you are missing your mom - mine's been gone for a few years now - and especially during a holiday. Those meringue pies reminded me of her - they were one of her specialty pies! Hope to visit again!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Your pies look wonderful. I'm visiting from Sweetology.

  7. Looks very "lecker" and like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing,

  8. It sounds like you must have had a lovely dinner. After a big feast a cup of tea is all I want too!

  9. What a lovely Canadian Thanksgiving post! So delicious and yes, that large cup of refreshing tea is just right after such a wonderfully abundant feast!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  10. Hello Karen,
    oh your apple tart looks so yummy. I can imagine the scent and the taste. The red apples look so happy and the tea mug also. This is a healthy and natural tea time with a lot of happiness.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! How could it not have been with that delectable apple torte? Your lemon meringue pies looks spectacular, too :)

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! All your baking is making my mouth water! Love your apple tea cup ... perfect for fall! Happy Tea Day!

  13. Such deliciousness in this post - lemon meringue pies and apple tortes - YUM.
    After feasting this weekend I'm drinking lots of tea and eating much less. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Mine was!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your lemon meringue pie looks sooo yummy and delish! I wish I could taste it now...yum. Visiting from Sweetology!

  15. It looks like you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving! The weather here in Québec was amazing as well. The first year we had the doors open to the back woods while eating dinner! Loved it!

  16. Although Thanksgiving has passed, I would still like to wish you a happy one. This post is tasty and delicious :)

  17. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Everything looks so yummy!

  18. Those pies looks wonderful! So nice to get together with loved ones.

    Thank you so much for your prayers for Lucas-we appreciate that so much!

    Take care,

  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you . It seems as you had a wonderful weekend ! Those pies look so yummy . I also prepared a very easy recipe of my favorite apple pie , backing is so much fun , isn' it :)

  20. A Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you Karen! Oh goodness those desserts look SO mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. My family all celebrated Thanksgiving in sister in England and her family and my husband and I here in Kansas are the only ones who never celebrated this weekend. Hubby and I will celebrate next month. Have a wonderful week!
    Maura :)

  21. Your apple torte looks sooo yummy!
    Happy thanksgiving day, and thank you for the comment!

  22. Hello,Karen.
    It is surprising to see such various dishes for your thanks giving!!! My mouth starts watering looking these photos!
    Your new header is very beautiful. I love it.

  23. Hello Karen
    Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.
    You asked how to attach rose hips to a wreath.
    It depends on the base of your wreath. Mine are made from natural material like moss, vine or straw. I use floral wire or florist pins to attach flowers or berries to my wreath.
    Love your blog, great pictures!!
    Gisela (Toronto)

  24. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Both pies look yummy luscious! It's been ages since I made a lemon meringue pie!

  25. I'm so happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for! The pies look amazing! Today is one of my son's birthday and his wife baked him a lemon meringue...that's what he wanted instead of a cake! ♥

  26. Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite pie is lemon meringue...yours look scrumptious!!!

  27. Happy Thanksgiving Karen! The lemon pies look delicious. One of our family's favorites...

  28. I didn't know in Canada you have a THanksgiving day too!!!
    I adore your meringue apple pie...where can I find the recipe??? HAve a great day, ciao Flavia

  29. wow what a great flavor combo, have never seen meringue apple pie yum! thx for sharing.

  30. Hi Karen, I'm a little late but I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I also live in Canada, in Northern Ontario. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris



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