Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#27)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a post with list of all the recipes you need for Thanksgiving Dinner! Happy Veterans Day! As I write this post on Veterans Day, I wanted to take time out to thank all of those who have served or are serving our country. I thank you for your service! Thanksgiving Is Almost Here! Are you hosting? Do you have a plan? We host Thanksgiving dinner every year, but thankfully, my husband likes to prepare most things. I do one dish that is called Veggie Mash in our house, a recipe that my mother-in-law always made before we started hosting. I think it is a traditional English dish, as my in-laws are British, and it is basically exactly as it sounds. I will post an actual recipe very soon, but in the mean time, I will give the most basic instructions for it down below. Using root vegetables such as carrots, parsnip, turnips or rutabegas, along with a large butternut squash and some onion all chopped up well into 1/2-1″ size or so, boil all together until root veggies and squash are soft. Drain, mash with a potato masher, add some salt, pepper, thyme and butter, and walla! You can mash it smooth or leave it a little lumpy, it’s totally up to you! I personally like to leave it a little bit lumpy. This recipe uses up alot of things in my vegetable storage from the garden too! And so yummy! What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Our Featured Post this Week: Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes For our three weeks of Thanksgiving that we are doing on the Farm Fresh Tuesday’s blog hop, it was only fitting to choose…

Fall Homestead To Do List – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#26)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a fall homestead to do list, to help you get on top of all those homestead chores this time of the year! Homestead Chores Homestead chores never seem to end, do they? Having homestead to do lists, can at least help you to prioritize those things that need doing. Everyone’s individual homestead to do lists will vary, because each homestead is unique. Homestead chores may vary depending on the location of your homestead, which animals you keep on the homestead, as well as all the other projects you may have ongoing. Create your own homestead to do lists and keep them in a binder for reference from year to year. Use our featured post as a starting point! Also, among all the fall chores you have to do, don’t forget that the Holidays are right around the corner! Get a jump start on your shopping with my Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners, or you may find other great holiday gift ideas in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide or in my Best Gardening Shoes for Women posts! Other Homestead To Do Lists: Spring time is one of the busiest times on our homestead, so I have created homestead to do lists for them here: March Homestead To Do List April Homestead To Do List May Homestead To Do List June Homestead To Do List Be sure to pin all of these homestead to do lists on Pinterest, or share on Facebook for future reference! Our Featured Post this Week: Fall Homestead To Do List Fall Homestead Chores List from Sam at Just Dabbling Along Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for…

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#25)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an amazing DIY tutorial for a peppermint sugar scrub from one of my co-hosts! I had to feature it, because it is just the perfect DIY gift idea for the holidays which are coming up super quick! Handmade Gifts are the Best! I love giving and receiving handmade gifts for the holidays. It’s so much more thoughtful than something store bought. I am trying to get better at coming up with ideas for easy to make, not super time consuming handmade gifts. When I saw this 4 ingredient peppermint sugar scrub in the hop last week, and it only takes 10 minutes to make, I knew I had to share with you all again as a featured post this week!   Our Featured Post this Week: DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Lisa at The Self Sufficent HomeAcre. Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Please Share Your Posts in Our Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I have teamed up with some other awesome homesteading bloggers to host this awesome blog hop! Each Tuesday this blog hop opens for you to share your posts on gardening, herbalism, crafts, homesteading, food preservation and more! Feel free to share your in season posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! There is a link down below for you to click on to share your posts and more info on all the rules as well. To Be Featured on the Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post, or grab our badge down…

Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews Recipe – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#24)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an amazing recipe for a Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews! This sounds sooooo good! Fall Foods = Salads? I know when fall rolls around, that all I crave are warm dishes like soups and stews. But we must remember to eat our veggies! Even though I am a pescatarian (a vegetarian who eats seafood), I still sometimes struggle to get in enough veggies. A hearty salad is just one way to do this. This recipe (scroll down for link to my featured article this week) for a Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews caught my eye in last weeks blog hop, and I have it on my list to give it a go in the next week. Even though it calls for bacon bits, it’s easy to omit them for a veggie/vegan/plant based option. One of my all time favorite hearty salads is this Galicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chick Peas that are seasoned with Indian spices from Minimalistic Baker. So when I saw this salad with the curried cashews, I was instantly interested! Another favorite hearty fall salad of mine, is this Kale Salad I shared in a previous Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop post, Planning Dinner from Your Garden Harvest. Favorite Fall Recipes on the Blog I have shared a couple of other fall favorite recipes here on the blog, including my Hearty Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats. And on another previous Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop post, I shared these Fall Flavored Cupcakes and Muffin Recipes. Our Featured Post this Week: Fall Salad with Pears and Curried Cashews   Curried Cashew Salad with Pears and Grapes from Carol’s Kitchen at Comfort Spring Station. Welcome to our Farm…

DIY Low Sugar Elderberry Syrup for Cold and Flu – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#23)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring an awesome article on how make your own DIY Low Sugar Elderberry Syrup for Cold and Flu season! Fall is Cold & Flu Season, Are You Prepared? Everyone knows, that fall is the beginning of the cold and flu season. After spending the summer outdoors in the fresh air, all of a sudden we are cooped up indoors sharing all the germs. The kids are back at school, catching all the viruses, colds and what have you, only to bring it home and share the love with their families. Who then bring them to work, and on and on it goes. Blech! Beating Your Cold or Flu with Homeopathic Remedies For the last couple of years, I have been giving my family elderberry supplements and using the homeopathic medication Oscillococcinum at the very first sign of a cold or flu. I have found that they really work, and cut down the duration of illness and the severity of the symptoms. I usually just buy Sambucol Gummies and the Boiron-Oscillococcinum at the grocery store or online, but I have been wanting to learn how to make my own elderberry syrup. We have even planted a couple of elderberry bushes in the last 2 yrs so that hopefully soon I will be able to make this! This is why I chose to feature this weeks article. I also love the idea of it being low sugar. DIY Low Sugar Elderberry Syrup for Cold and Flu, its what every family needs this time of year, so why not make some?     Our Featured Post this Week: DIY Low Sugar Elderberry Syrup for Cold and Flu Low Sugar Elderberry Immune Syrup Recipe at Ridge Haven Homestead Welcome to our Farm…

Velvet Pumpkin Craft Decoration – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#22)

This week in our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop, I am featuring a very cool no sew velvet pumpkin craft / decoration tutorial! Bring on Crafting Season with Pumpkin Crafts & Decorations! I don’t know about you, but once October hits, I am so over the garden, the harvesting, the preserving of food. I am super ready to hunker down for the season and get crafting. Usually my craft of choice has been quilting, but for some strange reason, this year I want to do ALL the crafts! I have recently had a go at both a paint & sip place with friends, and I have watched a million videos on paint pouring and just did my first one and both were loads of fun and I want to do more both! I also found this awesome tutorial by Dianne at Hidden Springs Homestead, for these super cute Primitive Pumpkin Heads and I have been having so much fun making them! What is your craft of choice? Would you like to see more crafts on this blog? Drop me a comment or email and let me know! I REALLY want to know!!! Decorating for Fall Decorating for fall is always fun. I am originally from New England, and I so miss all the fall colors and crisp autumn days that they are known for. It can be beautiful here in the PNW as well, but nothing is quite like New England in the fall. This photo shares my favorite pumpkin of all time, the Blue Jarrahdale Pumpkin. So I love incorporating the fall colors into my decorating, and when I saw this post shared on the blog hop, I knew I had to share it! I hope you all make a bunch of these fun velvet pumpkins to decorate…