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October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Harvest Workshop & Recipes

Last night was the last of my Pumpkin Harvest Workshops... whew.  Working until 10pm is a little grueling on the schedule, but it was really fun to be able to meet some of my readers in person.

If you'd like to attend one of my cooking classes, my next class is "The Thanksgiving Host" - here is a link with more information!

My Aunt Joanie from Fahrmeier Farms brought a truck full of pumpkins for the class.  You can see "A Thyme for Everything's" store front in the background.

I had Mulled Apple Cider simmering on the stove that we served in mason jar mugs.

Also on the stove, a giant pot of spicy, hearty chili to which we added roasted butternut squash.

Recipe : Butternut & Beef Chili

Here is my prep area - orange slices for the cider.

I set the tables with brown craft paper, heirloom pumpkins and bittersweet.

 Each participant got a copy of all of the recipes we prepared...

And now you can have one, too!  Just click on the image to view the full size and print.  (Sorry!  I'm working on how to get this to work!)


We made Hot Hubbard Squash Goat Cheese Dip served with toasted baguette rubbed with garlic.

Field Greens Salad with Apples, Dried Cranberries and an easy to make Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe : Butternut & Beef Chili...

We ended the night with Bite Sized S'mores!

I'll be posting all of these recipes throughout the day and the rest of the week - stay tuned!

Again, my next class is "The Thanksgiving Host" - here is a link with more information!


  1. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Your chili and squash looks just like the recipe they serve at the Main Street Grill in Concord. Is that where you got the idea?

  2. Everything looks delicious, if only I could have hopped across the pond to meet you in person and cook along with you!

  3. Thanks for sharing these recipes! I am having a dinner party soon, and I think I will just make this whole menu!

  4. Jenny5:14 PM

    slip4 - I love that!!

    Anon - Yes, I was inspired by the Main Street Market & Cafe in Concord... I'm not a fan of beans, so I thought it was a great idea! I didn't have their recipe, so I made my own version.


  5. Everything looks soooo divine! I can't wait to try all of the recipes:)

  6. Oh my gosh this looks sensational! Love your menu to print out too. :)

  7. Anonymous11:02 PM

    Wasnt able to print the recipes as it says ... can't click on the image :(

  8. I'm a relatively new reader, didn't know you did workshops, and it looks so delightful! Thanks for sharing.

  9. kathybrs11:15 AM

    I cannot get the recipe card to print either. It will not allow me to click on the image. What could I be doing wrong?

    Would have loved to be at class. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  10. ashley philbrick5:50 PM

    Jenny, the small white bowls that you have the chili in - are they from WS? I love the size!

  11. Anonymous10:49 PM

    Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Great recipes I have tried a few and they have been wonderful. Would love to make it to one of your workshops! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas.

  12. I'm looking for your petite deep dish pecan pie recipe, last time I was at your sight it caught my eye and now I'm having a hard time finding it. Please help!!


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