Yipee, it’s Thursday again! Now that we’ve gotten all our introductions out of the way, it’s my (Miranda’s) turn to host the hop. I had such fun reading all of your posts: from food preservation to adorable toddler-suspenders, it was tough to choose my favorites! This week has been a busy week in my kitchen, as well. I foraged and put up over 15 pounds of mini plums! That was a heck of a lot of cutting out seeds, but i’ll be happily munching on jam this Winter. Foy, Marigold and myself can’t wait to see what ideas you have for us this week, for the kitchen, craft room or garden.
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.
and ME from Pocket Pause
We’re not big fans of rules so there are just two of them:
1. No big corporation or business advertising or promotional posts. Let’s not dilute Eat Make Grow with junky posts. We don’t mind helping out the little home grown businesses of independent bloggers or handmade merchants (Etsy, etc.).
2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs.This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Eat Make Grow community by sending your readers to all of the other participant’s posts. We will feature two posts each week and we will only consider posts that have a link back. A text link is fine, or you can grab this button and put it anywhere on your blog, linking back to this post:
Each week we’ll pick a few of our favorite posts and feature them right here! Here are this week’s featured posts. Is one of them yours? Grab our “Featured Blogger” button to post on your blog and show off how cool you are. You can also visit our Pinterest Eat Make Grow Featured Bloggers pin board to see some of our favorites. Let’s take a look at last week’s links.
This week’s most popular post came from Annemarie from Real Food Real Deals who had some great tips on saving money by cooking from scratch. I love that she showed us the proof in the ‘made from scratch’ pudding! Eat Real Food isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a budget stretching technique! This post has lots of links to recipes for making your own snack foods and other tasty treats. Annamarie says:
I’ve gotten into the habit of making most of these items from scratch for two reasons. First, I can control what goes into our food and make sure I’m sticking to real food ingredients. Second, I can save a lot of money.
One of my favorite posts was from A Life Unprocessed. I love eating wild edibles including “weeds” that others might just pull and throw in the compost. This post has some great photos of edible weeds, as well as ideas for using them in the kitchen and first aid kit. I’m especially grateful that she included some photos of weeds NOT safe to eat.
These same weeds go for a few dollars a bunch from my CSA. Be resourceful: harvest your own weeds!
And thanks so much to everyone who linked up and shared our hop with your readers last week. Don’t forget to link back if you join this week’s hop, and feel free to join the hop every day through next Tuesday.