Oshawa, Ontario

The earliest known settlement in Oshawa started in the 1400s when the Lake Ontario Iroquois settled near the Harmony Creek. Today, with a population of over 166,000, Oshawa is the largest municipality in Durham Region. It is home to three post-secondary institutions and is rich in arts and cultural assets, with over 500 cultural businesses, events and festivals.



“Flurries early, pristine and pearly. Winter's come calling! Can we endure so premature a falling? Some may find this trend distressing- others bend to say a blessing over sage and onion dressing.” ― Old Farmer's Almanac

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Pumpkin Pop Tart

3/4 c
1/4 c
1 tsp
1/2 tsp

2 oz
4 tsp
1 tbsp
pure pumpkin puree
packed light brown sugar
ground cinnamon
fine salt
sheets puff pastry thawed
all purpose flour
cream cheese, softened
whole milk
pure maple syrup
Keep Cooking Heat oven to 350 deg F. Combine the pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon & 1/2 tsp of salt in small bowl. Roll the puff pastry into two 8 x 8 inch square on floured surface. Cut into 16 4 x 4 pieces. Prick each square with a fork. Spread the pumpkin mixture on half of the pieces, dividing equally and leaving 1/2 " border all around. Top with other half of the puff pastry. Crimp edges with a fork. Transfer to baking sheet & refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Beat the cream cheese, milk, maple syrup with a mixer in a medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the pastries.