BALANCE YOUR LIFE #2
Today is the second week of my new feature “Balance Your Life.” I have teamed up with some pretty incredible ladies to offer a few ways to bring balance in all areas. The goal is to to share information on four different blogs balancing Spirit, Mind, Body and Heart.
Spirit is represented by Heather @ My Sweet Mission. Visit her to see what great wisdom she is sharing today.
Body will be represented by Caroline @ Fit Pink Mom. She shares simple exercises to to get the body moving.
I represent Heart @ Pure Grace Farms and will be sharing healthy recipes and ideas with an emphasis on whole food. I love sharing with you what’s going on in my kitchen!
Mind comes from Christina and Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks sharing easy crafts you can make from items found in the home, great book reviews, fun games and activities to build memory. Fun stuff, you won’t want to miss.
I hope Balance your Life enriches your experience here at Pure Grace Farms and you take the opportunity to see the great ideas from all four blogs that may help to bring balance to your life.
Let’s Talk Pumpkin!
The weather in Boise is beginning to turn. I feel a nip in the air that always heralds the coming of fall. I am thrilled! This means harvesting will soon come to an end. Fruits and vegetables will be tucked away in cupboards and freezer, and I will have a brief respite before the holidays are fully upon us. My thoughts turn to leaves of crimson, yellows and oranges, delicious smells from the kitchen and crisp, cool evenings. There will also be pumpkins, an integral part of the fall season. With that in mind, today’s review is all about pumpkins. A true Pumpkinfest of flavors to enjoy this fall season. If you have never had the pleasure of roasting your own pumpkins, let me suggest that this year be your year. I readily admit canned pumpkin is convenient, but there is a world of difference in flavor when making your own. Did you know that canned pumpkin isn’t really all pumpkin? There may be a touch included in the mixture but butternut squash is usually the main ingredient. I have been roasting my own pumpkins for years and the process is quite simple. Pumpkin also freezes up beautifully. Roast up a few when you can purchase them in the store at a bargain. You’ll then have plenty of pumpkin puree to enjoy all year long. How to Make Fresh Pumpkin Puree How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkinfest: 7 Ways to Love Pumpkin
I’ve gathered a few recipes around the web this week to highlight all the great ways to enjoy pumpkin. I would love to hear a few of the ways you use pumpkin too. If you have a favorite recipe, leave me a link in the comments to what you like best. I will be sure to visit and spread the love your way.
Pumpkin Spice Scones: Honey and Birch
Pumpkin Oatmeal: Somebody’s Dinner
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Whiskey Butter Sauce: Pure Grace Farms
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles: Bourbon and Brown Sugar
Pumpkin Focaccia Bread: A Dash of Sanity
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins: A Dash of Sanity
GF Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies: Mommy Summers
I do hope you enjoyed all the great features this week and take some time to visit each one.
Have a wonderful week!
7 Ways to Love Pumpkin shared with:
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