It is pumpkin season. Kurbis as they are called here. I love how decorative they are in all their different shapes, sizes and colors. I love how versatile they are. I made some very yummy pumpkin pancakes Sunday morning.
We drove by a pumpkin field. Had to stop and snap these pictures.
The fall colors are rapidly approaching. However, they are not quite as majestic and intense as those in the US. You got a softer shade of yellows, reds and greens. The landscape is just so beautiful. Scattered small villages among fields, hills and mountains covered in a splash of fall colors.
We decided to head up towards the mountain. Took a road that we had no idea where it would lead us. Ended up driving up the mountain passing this leafy tunnel. The road kept getting smaller and more narrow. It turned from paved into unpaved. We ended up in the middle of the forest. Had to turn around as the road ended. A somewhat of an off road exploration.
Passed by medows with cows peacefully gracing.
Travels inspire. After having been to Burgundy last month I wanted to attempt and make my own Boueff Bourgingion. It turned out pretty great. This is slow cooking. You need a good 3 hours if you are about to cook this. It is well worth the waiting. It is a great dish. It tastes amazing if you get it right, the meat being so tender it melts in you mouth. Also it is great as you got everything cooking in one pot. No messy kitchen to clean up. You need hands on time in the beginning and then you just need to keep an eye on it, stir a little and perhaps add some more wine or water.
Our own little pumpkin. We bought this little one to carve for Halloween. C is the best carver so he will get the honors.
If Saturday was warm and sunny Sunday was quite the opposite. At 9 am just as we were about to get out of bed the skies turned heavy grey and then the rain started pouring. Quite cozy though. Today it is kind of cloudy but at least it is not raining. It is still pretty warm outside which is very different from fall temperatures in Sweden. Love this!