Fall is one of our favourite seasons – you can’t beat the glow of red, orange, and yellow leaves during an afternoon in the country. It’s the time when you are transported back to your childhood when you hear the sound of crunchy leaves underfoot and everything seems comfy.
With so much to love about fall, we explore a few of this seasons highlights.
So many delicious things are in season during the fall—apples and pumpkins, pears and squash, leeks and parsnips, brussel sprouts and kale. Here’s one of our seasonal treats that’s perfect for a weekend brunch.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (not to be mistaken by pumpkin pie filling)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Step 1 - Combine flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and whisk together for two minutes to aerate.
Step 2 - In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, egg, milk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix in the flour mixture, and stir just until moistened. (Do not over mix.)
Step 3 - Coat skillet with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Pour batter into skillet 1/4 cup at a time, and cook the pancakes until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
Corn mazes, wagon rides, pumpkin picking! There’s no better way to take advantage of fall’s weather than to spend as much time as possible outside. Plus, many fall activities are a great opportunity to get out and explore.
Trails such as Confederation, Farmlands, Greenwich Dunes, Trout River and Woodland all bring something unique and rejuvenating to you as you wander through nature.
PEI is known for its golf courses with some 26 greens to choose from. With the foliage resembling the warm tones of a Crayola deck it’s time to get your clubs out for a final swing.
Soak in the colour
Set your cruise control to a slow pace and your navigation to the road less travelled. Driving around PEI during fall is like turning the colour dial up on a remote control. The red dirt roads and tree lines are so vibrant that you can’t help but feel grateful to experience such a sight.
To find out more about some of PEI’s iconic red roads click here.