Perspectives of a Lady, Gentleman & Dane

fall Archive

Hannah Sheflyand

I am so excited for Thanksgiving, it is also Brians favorite holiday of the year (mine is New Years). I am more excited that we get to spend a weekend getaway in Niagara Falls. In the mean time I am doing some prep work with baking and played around with a new recipe that I would love to share.

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Pumpkin Pie! (Gluten Free & Vegan); Unfortunately it is also crustless, but it is healthy and low calorie.

Ingredients:

2-4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup gluten free flour (I used almond flour)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 can of pumpkin

1 cup creamy coconut milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

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I love soup in the winter, but I have never made it myself mostly because I thought it would be a lot of work and a long time spent over the stove. My mom has a big garden and dumped 2 big butternut squash’s at my door and now I had to figure out what to do with them.

I made this recipe up as I was going but am really happy with the way it turned out. Instead of going the traditional nutmeg and cinnamon version I went with a spicier zingy version.

Ingredients:

1 Butternut Squash, halved lengthwise

1-2 onions (your preference), cubed

2-6 garlic cloves (also your preference)

2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

12oz can of coconut milk

Any type of creamy cheese

Oil spray

1 Lime, quartered

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp ground ginger

Any delicious toppings- sliced scallion, toasted coconut and/ or Sriracha sauce

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Charlie The Dane

I don’t think Hannah realizes how chilly I can get when the temperature drops. Even though I am big compared to others, I have little insulation when it comes to fat or fur. Hannah noticed that I was shivering the other evening and we have decided to go in search for a winter jacket. Hopefully this will be the last year we will need one for me.

Do your pets get a layer of clothing when the temperatures drop through the fall and winter?

Here are my top picks for jackets:

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Riders Turnout Sheet $25, a great light weight jacket with a waterproof outer shell and a warm inner lining. Perfect for the fall weather up here on the northeast coast.

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Rambo Dog Blanket $49, looks super warm and is adorable with the stripes and multiple colors to choose from.

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Blue Ribbon Custom Jacket $79. This is my favorite jacket because it has many layers of warmth and yet is still very comfortable to wear. A plus is that you can pick whatever color and trim you want and a personal monogram can be added.

All the jackets above are from Dover Saddlery which is mostly for horses but they have a great selection of dog jackets, collars and leashes.

Muttluks is another great company, mostly known for their perfect dog booties, has a few winter jackets that look great when it comes to the brutal winter.

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3 Layer Belted Winter Coat $64, how gorgeous would green or pink look on me? The jacket is super warm which is helpful when it is more then just about looks.

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Jogger Jacket $77, this may be a little excessive but looks super warm and am actually considering it even with the goofy look.

What do you think of our top picks? Do you have any other recommendations?

Hannah Sheflyand

As I am frantically trying to finish planning for my trip to Italy next week, I took a break over the weekend and went to Boston with Brian. Both Brian and I have visited before, but separately, and it was a long long time ago, so we thought it might be a fun weekend away. It was an easy 4 hour drive each way and the weather cooperated perfectly for us. We had a fun time just walking around and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Here are some little tidbits if you decide to take a trip.

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We stayed at the Hotel Marlowe Kimptom, which is actually in Cambridge. This hotel is just 5 minutes away from downtown Boston but is on the other side of the river so you have a beautiful view of the water, Bunker Hill Bridge and downtown Boston. The staff here is super friendly, and even though we didn’t bring Charlie with us this time, they do allow dogs free of charge.

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Everyone recommended we eat fresh seafood while up in Boston. We were so happy to find Alive and Kicking Lobsters on a bike ride in Cambridge. This is a great little shack sandwiched by big buildings, we practically missed it first time around. They sell fresh uncooked seafood, and also soda, delicious soups and the best lobster sandwiches. No lobster roll could compare! Try it!

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I usually am a huge planner for any trips, however this one got the worst of me, I planned absolutely nothing. Because of that our dinner did not go as planned. I was very excited to try Row34 which is supposed to be an amazing raw bar, but we didn’t make reservations and the wait was almost 2 hours. If you make it there, let me know how it is.

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