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autumn in the okanagan is a delight all right

Planning a trip to the fall Okanagan Wine Festival? Here’s a don’t miss dinner: chef Chris Whittaker of Vancouver’s illustrious Forage Restaurant joins the Miradoro kitchen team to create a multi-course dinner featuring foraged wild locally grown foods, paired with Tinhorn Creek wines, October 4. Tickets, $125 plus GST. Enjoy the Hops, Grapes and Grub Communal Table Dinner, September 30 — a three-course family-style paired with Tinhorn Creek wine and Cannery Brewery beers, $85 all in. Call Miradoro to book dinners: 250-498-3742. Seating is limited for both.

Love to hike? Explore the vines, flora and fauna (yes, there may be bears) of the Tinhorn Creek home vineyards on a guided hike with Kenn and Sandra Oldfield, whilst sampling wines and enjoying canapés, followed by a three-course lunch by Miradoro and served amongst the vines. Grazing in the Vineyard Hikes 11am-1.30pm, October 3, 4 and 5. Tickets, $55, http://www.tinhorn.com/

prost!

Yup, drink beer out of a giant stein and sing drinking songs cheerfully out of tune during Craft Beer Market’s Oktoberfest. Your stein purchase goes to support The Ronald McDonald House and the menu is German-inspired dishes such as the Bavarian schnitzel sandwich and pork and beer bratwurst. Lederhosen, alpine hat or dirndl not required. Craft Oktoberfest, Thursday, September 22-Sunday, October 2. http://craftbeermarket.ca/edmonton

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congratulations hardware grill on 20 fabulous years!

How fun is this?

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pumpkin casserole

We are just a little bit covetous of the pumpkin-shaped cast iron casserole, thinking it could be just the thing for fall wedding gifts.
Recipe by Iverson Brownell, courtesy our friends at Le Creuset.

Sweet Potato Filling

6 c mashed sweet potatoes
1 c brown sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 t vanilla
1 c milk
½ c melted butter

Combine all ingredients and pour into the Le Creuset pumpkin casserole (or a 2-litre oven-safe dish).

Topping

½ c brown sugar
⅓ c flour
⅓ c melted butter
1 c chopped pecans
2 c mini marshmallows

Combine all topping ingredients and spoon over sweet potato filling. Bake at 175°C (350°F) for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned.

Serves 6 to 8

Le Creuset’s cast iron pumpkin casserole, in Flame

Le Creuset’s cast iron pumpkin casserole, in Flame

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