Thanksgiving up north

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. With the unusually high temperatures here in southern Ontario, I enjoyed a few days of relaxation at my in-laws’ cottage up north celebrating both Canadian Thanksgiving (complete with vegan options) and my husband’s birthday. He’s not much for overly-sweet birthday cakes, so he made his usual request: lemon tarts.

I have a special lemon tart recipe I use for special occasions, and it’s always a hit. My husband participated in my food photo shoot this time around (it’s great to have an assistant!) and insisted that I take some photos of the tart on the big rock near the water. Here’s the beautiful photo he took:

Because it’s the season for pumpkin and fall spices, I also baked up Angela’s mini spiced pumpkin doughnuts. Yum!

I also managed to spend some time playing with my new Nikon 105mm. This time of year is so beautiful! Enjoy.



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14 Responses to “Thanksgiving up north”

  1. jess — October 10, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    happy thanksgiving to you nicole! might we be lucky enough to have you share this lemon tart recipe? i'm crossing my fingers…

  2. Glauce — October 10, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Lovely food and pictures! Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Ashlae — October 10, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    What beautiful desserts – and I would love the lemon tart recipe :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. JustBloggs — October 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Oooh yes, can I have the lemon tart recipe too please?

  5. madcapcupcake — October 10, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING :) what a gorgeous lemon tart – and the doughnuts, mmmm! NICE lens :)

  6. Angela — October 10, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    Yum! I love lemon tarts. Any chance you'll post the recipe?

  7. Sarah — October 10, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    yummy foods, great pics! the curling bark is extra lovely.

  8. Mandee — October 11, 2011 @ 1:51 am

    What a perfect little lemon tart! And the donuts look yummy too.

  9. Tea and Sympatico — October 11, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    amazing photos! I would love to have the lemon tart recipe too!

  10. Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) — October 11, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    Gorgeous photography … & that mint green (aqua?) plate is just beautiful. The food looks excellent, too!

  11. Nicole — October 11, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    jess, Ashlae, JustBloggs, Angela, Tea and Sympatico: Since so many of you asked, I'll share the lemon tart recipe very soon :)

  12. Kirsten — October 11, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    What a beautiful photo of a tart.
    Lucky girl…macro lens!

  13. celyn — October 13, 2011 @ 4:22 am

    Such pretty photos! Happy Thanksgiving. Your lemon tart is beautiful.

  14. Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn — October 15, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos!
    I love this time of year :-)
    Lemon tart sounds delicious!

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