Things to Do This Fall
Take a Walk!
The middle of October is peak colour change time, and with London being well-known as the ‘forest city’ there are plenty of trees to see. Take a stroll in your neighbourhood, or perhaps on one of the countless trails crisscrossing the city. Enjoy the stunning vistas of yellows, oranges, and reds while they’re in full swing. It doesn’t last forever, and it’s certainly more fun raking them up once you’ve seen them in their glory!
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin, whether it be carving, painting, or pureeing them for pie. Let out your inner kid and grab a couple before they all disappear! If you decide to carve a pumpkin, don’t waste the seeds! Below is an easy way to roast them for a healthy and delicious snack.
- 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds, or whatever you scoop from one pumpkin (cleaned, rinsed, and partially dried)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted, or an equal amount of the cooking oil of your choice
- 1 teaspoon salt and/or other seasonings
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, optional
- Preheat oven to 250°. Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease it with butter or oil. This reduces cleanup later…trust me on this.
- Season the seeds with anything of your choice (paprika, taco seasoning, cinnamon and nutmeg)
- Throw them into the oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.