My Autumn Basket

Apple picking, a fall tradition

Starting from Mid August all the way to the end of October, just as you feel the warm weather is giving way to a fresh cool one, when the sky is more blue than ever and when you see the leaves go crazy with colors, as if the tree is set on fire, that’s when you know there is time to go for an apple picking trip anywhere in the province of Quebec.

There are several locations in and around the Island of Montreal with huge orchards, where you could do your apple picking and have a great time doing so. The admission is always free, and apple varieties, including McIntosh, Empire, Melba, Lobo, very affordable.   Read the rest of this entry »

A Fall drive


Today was thanksgiving and I had no idea how thankful I would be by the end of the day! It was a gorgeous sunny day. My husband and I drove to Oka Park, to the breath-taking autumn sceneries, stretched along both sides of the road almost all the way.

The pictures below are much more descriptive of the natural beauties than my words could possibly be. But there was one significant incident that my camera failed to capture! On our way back trough Saint Joseph au Lac, we were stuck in traffic (which we did not mind, as we were busy watching Halloween-decorated shops and freshly picked pumpkins and cheerful clusters of people) when I noticed a sign reading “pain aux pommes”. Read the rest of this entry »