Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe from my Grandmother’s Recipe Book 1955

Thanksgiving Day brings back poignant memories of family get-togethers on autumn days that bestowed a gentle chill and vibrant colours. Kitchens became the hub of activity that produced tantalizing aromas hours before the actual dinner. It was impossible not to indulge in sampling.

Preparation – that was the best part of the day, the heart of the celebration. For when we prepared the food, we acknowledged the blessing of harvest time and the seasons that gave us the gift of life. We felt the kinship that comes when we work together to create compassionate communities that support, encourage and bring out the best in all of us. Most of all, we recognized that thankfulness was universal and belonged to all days.

For me,  pumpkin pie was the quintessential symbol of Thanksgiving. The mixture of spices and the distinct warmth of golden-orange spoke of summer hours spent in vegetable gardens.

As we celebrate another wonderful day of gratitude, may we continue to create memories that reflect the joy of living and generosity of family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving, from my kitchen to yours.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Resa says:

    I never know where or when you’re posting!!! Ah, there’s nothing like a good mystery! Have checked the box to notify me of new posts. LOL Happy Thanksgiving…. belated, and every day of the year!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Dear Resa – every day is Thanksgiving. I love that we are sharing the road ahead into 2018. Many hugs coming your way.

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  2. Ms Frances says:

    Thank you for these important memories. There are happy memories of Grandpa and Grandma’s home in Nebraska and special times with Dad’s family in Minnesota. And our home in Brazil, Anoka, Lynn Lake and other places along the way and finally in Vancouver! Always was a place to offer thanks–American and Canadian days set apart for national observances were always important. I see you have the old cook book that the Tallin Ladies aid printed long ago. Such a good memory. Thank you for sharing these memories.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I love that cookbook and go back to it often to remind of those who have gone before. Their wisdom is embedded in the pages of this recipe book!


  3. Gallivanta says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Clanmother. I am enjoying my slice of virtual pie. Also thank you for introducing me to Ello. A fascinating place. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Galavanta! Ello is a very interesting place – I have only posted my photos, but there are many creative minds at work in that space. I have found that virtual pies have no calories. So I can have as many pieces as I want. Hugs!

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      1. Gallivanta says:

        In that case, I will have another slice, please. 🙂

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Yum! This post makes me hungry. Happy Thanksgiving Rebecca!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy. I’m looking forward to sharing another Thanksgiving with you on the fourth Thursday of November. I am finding that Thanksgiving is universal – I see it in everyone of your posts. So, let’s celebrate it everyday. Hugs coming your way.


  5. Letizia says:

    When I moved to the US, pumpkin pie and pecan pie were wonderful discoveries. A day of gratitude is always a good day, happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Letizia! I am grateful for the friendship that we share across the short “blogger miles.” I love pecan pie too! Hugs!!!


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