So... this weekend is the start of October. Yikes. That realization sent us into a stress frenzy recently - we still have a TON of exterior work to get done before the weather gets too cold/snowy!
For me, the start of October still means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Canadian Thanksgiving falls on October 10th this year. We usually try to celebrate both Thanksgivings, with different menus. This year... I'm not so sure I can pull everything together in time. That sucks 🙁
I always look forward to the variety of Canadian dishes we serve for the October Thanksgiving. Tortiere, Butter tarts... Mmmm. This year, I had been looking forward to a new favorite: Maple Walnut Baklava. Kind of a Canadian-Greek crossbreed, and SO tasty.
Sigh. It's probably for the best, having gone gluten free again.
Anyway, baklava is actually quite easy to make, despite what you may have heard. Just make sure your filo / phyllo dough has thawed properly, and it should work up quickly for you!
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|With 2017 being Canada's 150th birthday, it's about time I wrote the Canadian cookbook I've been planning for YEARS.
"More than Poutine" will be a Canadian cookbook like no other - written by a Canadian living away, it includes both traditional homecooking recipes, as well as homemade versions of many of the snacks, sauces, convenience foods, and other food items that are hard to come by outside of Canada!
High quality gluten-free versions of most recipes will be included.
The Kickstarter for "More Than Poutine is live, here. Please consider backing, and sharing the campaign with your friends!