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Autumn Stories in Music

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 19, 2019 /
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Autumn: a season turning leaves, of changes in landscape, of conversation, of reflection, of renewal. A season of preparation for holiday celebrations, and for thinking about what oncoming winter may hold. 

Autumn Stories in Music

I dreamt a dream tonight… Stratford’s 3rd Annual Lantern Parade

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On the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019, hundreds of Stratford, Ontario residents and visitors will light up handmade lanterns and enjoy a magical stroll along the Avon River. 
“Every community needs festivals that bring us together in joyful and creative celebration,” says Susan Kennedy, Artistic Director of the Stratford Lantern Parade and Playmakers! Theatre School. “This is what we want the Lantern Parade to offer: an evening of candlelit enchantment for all.”
 

Music for the Changes of Autumn

by Kerry Dexter / Nov 19, 2018 /
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Autumn: at times there are vibrant colors in the foliage. At times there are muted hues of rain swept days. The stars are brilliant some nights. On other nights,there are no stars to see for the clouds. Sometimes there's a hint of warm breeze; more often, it's the sharp edge of wind that hints of winter. At times there's sunshine; at times there's snow. It is a time for gatherings, and a time for solitude. There is time for conversation, and space for reflection. Autumn: it is  a season of shifts.
 

Autumn Pumpkin Soup

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This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

by Culinary Spelunker / Sep 26, 2018 /
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Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

Fall is for the Birds

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Migratory Bird Festivals Add Excitement at Wildlife Refuges