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Fresh Foods Wednesday #93

Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #93!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up

Happy October 1 my friends! How are we feeling about Autumn, yall? That’s right. I said “yall”. The leaves are turning and falling quicker than the un-dead around here (Walking Dead starts this month, obviously) and the pumpkins are exploding at the farmer’s market. Okay, not literally exploding. But they’re definitely easily available (kinda like me, ow ow!). I can’t turn my head left or right, up or down, this way or that without seeing crunchy yellow leaves and delicious orange pumpkins (even in beer form).Kristy GArdner - Fresh foods Wednesday - Pumpkin!

…Speaking of looking up or down (and zombies), can dogs look up? 2 points to the person who can name that flick.

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #93 link up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, eating and awareness. Please feel free to link up posts or Instagram images containing:

  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, small living, etc…

You may link up as many posts or pictures in a given week that you haven’t shared with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. We also have Pinterest board – everyone is welcome to pin whatever you share here to the group Pinterest board. Simply email me to be invited to join.

Please make an effort to click on a few of the linked up contributions and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you’ve shared – because it’s always nice to know someone thinks we’re not sucking a big one!

And if you like what you see here, please feel free to include a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share. If not, no biggie. You can also follow me on any of the social networks via the handy dandy links at the top of the sidebar or sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter to stay in the loop with all things local food, real ingredient recipes and pretty much everything she eats.

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If you’re into really good food cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients, drinks with a little somethin’ somethin’ and enjoying what you put in your mouth, this book is for you.


Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food . . . ” Kristy Gardner has taken this idea to the next level in Cooking with Cocktails. Every recipe is touched with alcohol; the result is a punchy visual adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine that demands enjoying meals with passion, with friends, and with alcohol.


Join the celebration of the very best that life has to offer—good friends, good food, good drink and great stories —with humor, delicious and inventive recipes, and mouth-watering photographs for each and every dish!


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  • suzy
    October 1, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Good Morning! Was that pumpkin your mom’s that she wouldn’t let you use?

    Ok so I know you are going look at my link up and think “cookies, really suzy?” But I used all whole wheat flour, less sugar, and chocolate chips with only 3 ingredients. And the cookies are awesome. My favorite cc cookie ever now.

    I’ll have to come back to check out others since am first this morning! I should go back to bed.
    suzy recently published…my favorite september postsMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Good morning Suzy! It surely is – she finally picked it! So my brother and I hung out in the front yard taking ridiculous photographs and embarrassing my parents in front of the neighbours. hahaha..

      PS. Stoked for your cookies. Right stoked.

      PPS. Hope you slept well!

  • Vicky
    October 1, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Thanks for hosting, this week I’m sharing a Vegan Sweet Potato Apple Soup {GF} and a Shredded Chicken with Asian Ginger Sauce {GF}.

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Thank you for linking up Vicky! The soup sounds phenomenal! More apples please (I always want more apples). Luckily we got a ton in the CSA this week so I’m stoked to use em.

  • Kirsten
    October 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Kristy you look good with that pumpkin.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Kirsten recently published…Fall Color Vegetable Appetizers {Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus}My Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      hahahaha – I couldn’t hold it and we tried to put it on my legs …. but I think it would have broke them. So classy spread eagle it is!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    October 2, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    I still can’t get over you straddled that pumpkin. It’s a good look for you. 🙂

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      HA! Meghan – same thing I said to Kirsten: I couldn’t hold it and we tried to put it on my legs …. but I think it would have broke them. So classy spread eagle it is! 😉

  • Robyn @ simply fresh dinners
    October 2, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Hi Kristy,

    What a delight to find your beautiful blog and link party! I’m joining up for the first time today and I’m looking forward to exploring so many healthy dishes. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Robyn @ simply fresh dinners recently published…Tuscan Bean CasseroleMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      Oh thank you Robyn! It’s great to see you – welcome!! 🙂

      PS. Thank YOU for linking up and visiting! Your Tuscan Bean Casserole is a fabulously delicious looking addition.

  • Robyn @ simply fresh dinners
    October 2, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Oh, I just noticed you’re in Vancouver. I live in Sidney, very close to the ferries. I’m in Barrie, ON, at the moment for work for a year or two but I will be making my way back home soon. Nice to meet you, Neighbour 🙂
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    • Kristy Gardner
      October 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      PS. hehehe.. .I just noticed your second comment! I sure am! I lived in Victoria for 6 years before this (and 2 years in Toronto blech) so I’m an Island girl through and through. Sidney is gorgeous and so peaceful. There’s just something so wholesome and home feeling about the island, isn’t there?? How do you find Barrie?

  • Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers
    October 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Hello! I’ve missed you! I took the summer off from blog-hopping in order to parent properly. Yes. I know what month is is. I also know what day it is! I’ve had a hard time getting back into the swing of things.
    But I’m here now. AND I brought Pumpkin Pie Latte. 🙂
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