Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Pumpkin Picking at Kilduff Farm

Is it even Autumn if you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch? Actually, we’d only ever been pumpkin picking once before, and that was last year when we had actually gone apple picking only to discover the farm in question also offered pumpkins. We enjoyed it so much, we jumped at the chance when we were […] Read more…

Roast Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Have I mentioned before how much we love soup season? I just can’t stop blitzing any vegetables in sight in to soup. It’s cheap and it’s simple. The most easy and straight forward way is to just chop the veg and boil it straight away with some stock until soft, but for some extra flavour […] Read more…

Autumn Wish List

Have I mentioned yet how much I love Autumn? Every year, I have a long list of things I want to do with the kids during Autumn, and every year we get to the end of Autumn and have forgotten about half of them. So this year I’m being more organised and I have made […] Read more…

Autumn Leaf Art

Autumn is in full swing here in Edinburgh, and this past weekend we did our first round of Autumn crafting. Earlier last week, during a visit to our local park, we collected pockets full of colourful leaves which we then pressed under a big pile of heavy books (or you could use a flower press […] Read more…

10 Picture Books to Welcome Autumn

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. Autumn is just around the corner! One of our favourite things on a blustery Autumn day is to snuggle down with a big pile of books, so I’ve put together a video of our favourite Autumn themed books – think lots of apples and […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy DIY Cheese Box Lantern

It’s only a few days to go until the festival of St Martin. Not a festival that is celebrated in Scotland, but it’s very popular in Germany and luckily the German Church in Edinburgh commemorates it every year, so the boys don’t need to miss out. I’ve written in depth before, about the history of […] Read more…

Guising & Turnip Lanterns – Scottish Hallowe’en

I love Hallowe’en! As you can probably tell, from the blog and my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. In Germany, Hallowe’en is not traditionally celebrated. When I went to high school there, is was virtually unknown, though in recent years it has gained in popularity, mostly in the form of a US import, […] Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cupcakes

So, I hope you liked my Hallowe’en pumpkin soup recipe from earlier in the week! The second recipe I want to share with you this week, are my mouth watering pumpkin spice chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! Ingredients (gluten free) For the cupcakes (makes 12) 125g butter 135g brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon […] Read more…

Family Recipe: Mama’s Apfelkuchen

In case you’ve all been wondering what we did with the remainder of the apples we picked at Craigie’s Farm a couple of weeks ago, I have one more, magnificent apple recipe for you! Although most of the credit for this recipe goes to my mum, I’ve only adapted it a little. This cake, heaped […] Read more…

Parsnip & Apple Soup

At the risk of this turning in to a ‘soup of the week’ feature, I wanted to share another soup recipe with you. Parnsip and apple is one of my favourite flavour combinations for soup. In the past I’ve made this with cooking apples, which are a lot more tart, but since we are still […] Read more…

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