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Fresh Foods Wednesday #94

Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #94!

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So I’m staying with my parents right now and the community garden has been pulled up for the Fall. The vegetables have all been harvested. And eaten. Except for some of the garlic. And we’re back to buying produce from the farmer’s market and grocery store.

This time of year is always my favourite – it’s so fitted for bulky sweaters, tights under dresses and hot water bottles at night. It’s the best. Swish, swish, crunch go leaves underfoot. Red wine starts making regular appearances at the dinner table. I love Autumn. I just wish the fresh Summer produce lasted longer. My CSA ends this next week too. Man, how the seasons fly by.

Are you loving the Fall?

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A snippet of this week’s bounty: Quiet mornings in the country with coffee; The best pumpkin beer in the world; country life; snail mail from lovely friends; cold weather cocktails (thanks to Farm City Co-Op for the abundant apple supply); wine time; birthdays of pumpkin cheesecake; the last of the Summer carrots in the community garden; cookies, lots.

Check out more of the stuff I chowed down on via my Instagram Feed (because I pretty much live there).

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #94 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.

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  • Vicky
    October 8, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Thanks for hosting this week I’m sharing a GF Vegan Crunchy Kale Cranberry Quinoa Salad and a GF Dairy Free Kimchi Chicken Soup.

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM

      Thank you for sharing Vicky – fabulous to see you this week!

  • Kirsten
    October 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Enjoy the time with your folks. I’m gearing up for our upcoming American Tgiving, wishing it was so much more civilized like ya’ll, and I’ve got an appetizer–Sausage Cheese Apple Balls–as well as a side Colorful Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Potato and Pepper. I’ve also got a recipe for Beef and Venison Sloppy Joes because my spouse told his coworkers (the ones who ate the Joes) I’d have it up on the blog.

    Our farm share ends I think next week, not sure, but the farmers also run a 5 week Fall share which ends the week of our Thanksgiving, so I’ve got plenty of time to fill up the Strategic Winter Squash Reserve.

    Meantime, I’ve got some fall raspberries to get jammin’ and a huge pile of hot peppers that will become jelly, the other day I put up arugula pesto and attempted mustard greens pesto–will try that tonight on spaghetti squash and see how it goes.

    Thanks for hosting!
    Kirsten recently published…Beef and Venison Sloppy Joes with Yellow Squash and PeppersMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Oh Kirsten honey, we ain’t civilized!! We’re just really good at lying. 😉

      PS. Mine ends too – so sad. I can’t wait to see what you do with all your Winter squashes. You’re always so clever with them!

  • Diane Balch
    October 8, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Glad you are having a nice time with your folks. Thanks for the party.
    Diane Balch recently published…Scallops with Double Carrots (Bonne Idee of Monkfish and Double Carrots) #French Fridays with DorieMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      October 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Thank you Diane – it’s nice to be with them. I hope all is well with you (PS. scallops with double carrots??? Sign me up for some of THAT)