Moving from Summer to Fall can be a bit of a struggle, especially when it comes to food. The shining sun is no longer overhead to give us berries bursting with flavour or delicious street food. But with Fall comes the harvest, and there is some delicious dishes to eat up. Lets not forget the fantastic Fall-iday that is Thanksgiving, pretty much celebrated solely by eating. To get you your taste buds excited, here are five foods of the Fall season.
So technically this counts as two foods, but maple and bacon work so well together I'm sure you'll let it slide. Maple bacon is a testament to this fact, although combining them yourself in a fall dish is a recipe for success. Walk the line between sweet and savory with an epic Maple and Bacon Upside Down Cake. A winner for any Fall potluck.
The Great Pumpkin
Pumpkin screams Fall, and no other Fall food is quite as versatile as the mighty pumpkin. Roast it for savory dishes, like pumpkin soup. Drink up pumpkin pleasure in a smoothie, or Pumpkin Spice Lattes, which seems to be the equivalent of crack for coffee lovers. And, of course, there is the pumpkin pie, the quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. Seriously, I think there's a bylaw in Thanksgiving celebration rules somewhere saying you NEED to have a pumpkin pie served, a regulation I can certainly deal with.
The Sweetest Potato
Even though sweet potatoes are naturally sugary, it doesn't mean they can't delve into the savory side of things. Sweet potatoes are awesome substitutions for your stereotypical spud. Enjoy at breakfast as a Sweet Potato Hash, perfectly paired with bacon and eggs.
Get Saucy With Cranberries
Cranberries are a great addition to nearly any Fall dish. Throw them in a salad for some sweet texture, or in a pork roast to sop up meaty juices. You really can't go wrong in the dessert department, as cranberries are ideal fillers for cookies, pancakes, and anything else you bake. The classic, of course, is cranberry sauce, a necessary turkey condiment.
An Apple A Day, Or At Least A Cocktail
Autumnal alcoholism is best accomplished with some delicious hard cider. Enjoy it in a cold pint glass at your favourite bar or microbrewery, or have it warm with a little liquor in the mix. Get creative and combine the two with a Apple Cider and Ginger Beer cocktail. Basically just mix the two (leaning towards more cider) and add a splash of vodka for extra kick.
Excited for the many flavours of Fall? Did your favourite Fall food or dish not make the list? Add your own in the comments below.
So put these amazing fall destinations in your back pocket. And, one fall day, you can simply get in your car and drive off on an adventure.
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Why You Need To Go: Just across the river from Ottawa, you'll find Gatineau. It's home to Gatineau Park which — with its beautiful trees, hiking trails and famous Pink Lake — cannot be missed, especially as the leaves change colour. If you've had enough nature, you'll find plenty of other things to do from visiting The Canadian Museum of Civilization to eating at amazing local restaurants.
Why You Need To Go: This city in the Eastern Townships is a favourite for visitors because it has a little bit of everything: Lake Memphremagog, a mountainous backdrop, and a lively downtown. Parc national du Mont-Orford is just an 11-minute drive from town and it offers stunning trails where you can appreciate the fall foliage.
Why You Need To Go: Hear Ontario, and most people think of Toronto or Ottawa. But Kingston is a quaint yet lively waterfront city that deserves your consideration. From the majestic architecture (check out City Hall) to the historic Fort Henry site and Queen's University, there's a lot to explore. Martello Alley, an art-themed alleyway representing numerous local artists, should also be on your to-do list.
Why You Need To Go: The Vignoble Riviere du Chene is one of the province's most popular wineries for a reason. Not only do they have incredible wine, but the vineyard itself looks like a work of art in itself. Nestled in the charming Quebec countryside, this place will take your breath away.
You can purchase the famous Angus Burger with Cheese and Bacon individually or in a combo. If you've got a dad who doubles his portions and can still eat your leftovers, this generous burger might just be the perfect gift.
You can either place your order through Harvey's app or their website, or just pop over to your nearest Harvey's location to pick one up old-school style.
And if you're hoping to impress your dad with your own barbecue skills this Father's Day, Harvey's latest video may just be able to help you out there too.
Featuring a dad sharing his best tips for making top-notch Angus burgers on the grill, this clip will help you develop your own skills and prove to your dad that his grilling legacy is secure.
To keep your energy up while becoming your household's next grill master, you can treat yourself to one of Harvey's two new summer drinks.
The Frozen Red Bull Peach could give you that boost of energy you need for your warm weekend barbecues, and the Coffee and Donut Shake is the ultimate dessert.
They're available until September 5, so you can quench your thirst while barbecuing all summer long.
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