Pumpkin Pie Cook off

Chantal Staines, our relationship manager in Salt Spring Island, challenged the 2 students she is currently hosting to a pumpkin pie cookoff during Thanksgiving weekend. Most students have never carved pumpkins, let alone eaten pumpkin before so this was a first of a kind experience for the girls.

They tried three different recipes (click here for the recipes), resulting in three delicious looking pies!  The end verdict was that all pies were yummy, but the pumpkin cheesecake won everyone’s appetites!

Have you tried any interesting, fun or new recipes with your student?  Do you have a winter recipe for soup, stew, or a special dish that  your student absolutely loves?  If so, please share the recipe (and a photo) with us at hostnewsletter@canadahomestaynetwork.ca


Here is a picture of students Clara Diaz Del Val from Spain (in the middle) and Annkatrin Marx (on the right) from Germany with their little host sister.