Category: Fall

Artist Spotlight: Charley Harper

Today’s artist spotlight is on the American Modern artist, Charley Harper. He was born on the family farm in Frenchton, West Virginia, on August 4, 1922. Growing up, he not only had the farm to explore, but also the Appalachian hills, where he spent time wandering the land and observing the wildlife. This upbringing suited …

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Simple Twists to Enhance Classic Thanksgiving Fare

Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds …

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5 Coloring Pages to Add Some Fun to Your Kids’ Thanksgiving Break

Add some creative time for the kids, as well as some peace of mind for the parents, to this year’s Thanksgiving break with these fun and festive coloring pages. Click on each image for the full, printable coloring page. 1. Happy Thanksgiving 2. Native Americans 3. Fall Garden 4. Pumpkin Pattern 5. Turkey

The Garden in November

You could be forgiven for thinking the November is a time when the garden starts to shut down for winter and nothing much is going on. Look more carefully and you might be surprised. November is often thought of as the start of the gardening year, the month when traditionally trees and shrubs are planted. …

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Keto Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

One of the greatest pleasures of the holidays is enjoying traditional flavors of the season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to indulge without discarding all your wellness goals. You can enjoy festive foods if you plan ahead for holiday events, and make dishes that aren’t loaded with carbs and sugar — but still satisfy …

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A Bounty of Choices at the Farmers’ Market (with an Acorn Squash Soup Recipe)

A Bounty of Choices Still Remain at the Farmers’ Market As the leaves turn and a chill is in the air, the bounty of fall harvest is still available at your local farmers’ market. The variety is less, but there is still plenty to choose from including beans, lettuce, various squashes, pumpkins and root vegetables. …

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Cozy Cold-Weather Recipes to Warm You Right Up

As the temperatures dip outside, find warmth in the kitchen with simple meals that taste great and keep you energized. Here are two cozy recipes that feature nourishing and comforting ingredients like rice, for long-lasting energy that won’t weigh you down. French Onion Rice Bake Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 2 hoursServes: 4 – 6 …

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Fall Garden Cleanup

Fall garden cleanup can be a sad time for many gardeners. Why? It marks an end to the growing season and all the spectacular bursts of color they’ve enjoyed since that first sprig of green peeked into their gardens last spring. Yet for other gardeners though, fall cleanup signals a time of preparation and anticipation. …

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Absolutely Magical: The Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

The day of the dead in Oaxaca, Mexico is the 1st and 2nd of November but for me it starts with the first cool breeze that descends from the northern mountains and brings to me feelings of inexplicable joy. I truly have no idea where these feelings come from. I have asked myself this question …

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November in the Flower Garden

It’s November in the garden and winter has really begun to creep in. This month is all about last chances and tidying in readiness for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out bird nesting boxes to raking up fallen leaves and removing dead foliage. However, there are still some planting jobs that can be done …

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