Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #10

Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the the host. This week, your host is Foy!

Your Hosts
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.

Here are the rules:

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.).
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:

Welcome to October!  Did you all see that lovely harvest moon? I'm Foy of Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat., your host for this week.  The leaves are changing colors here in Indiana and my chest freezer is filling with all the good things from the garden.  It was great to see what you all are up to last week.  I can't wait to see what's in store this week.

I have one little order of business before we get to the featured publishers.  Now that this little hop is on #10 we will be removing any entries that are not how to make something.  A recipe, crafty DIY tutorials or garden instructions are what we are after.  By vetting we hope to make a stronger blog hop; one that will be come a destination for folks who want inspiration for their families, kitchens and gardens.  Thanks to all of you who are contributing!

Our featured posts of the week are *drum roll*:

Green Idea Review's "Making Your Own Beef Stock or Broth – Is it Worth it? A Real Food Recipe Review".  This was our clear winner with the most clicks.  Victoria makes an excellent case for why home made broth is better and makes it sound simple in her instructions.  She wrote, "Overall, making homemade beef stock was easy, especially with the slow cooker.  The stock yield was good, and the flavor was excellent.  It was much better than any store bought stock I've tried, and way more nutritious as well."

I picked A Life Unprocessed's "Making Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut" for the Host's Choice this week.  This post answered a lot of questions I had about making kraut.  I tried making my own this summer using the Ball Blue Book recipe, but when I got fruit fly maggots growing in it, I threw it out.  I now see my mistake was not covering the jar with a tea towel!  Mellow, you give me the courage to try again!  And I also want to try out making mead after following a link through to this post.

Is one of these featured posts 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 past favorites.


  1. Thanks for hosting! I'm following you on GFC. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks for hosting! I'm linking up an easy crock pot chicken stock recipe. Perfect for stocking up!


  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared my recipe for Grain-Free Chocolate Muffins. Made with golden flaxseed meal and coconut flour, these muffins are moist, delicious and guilt-free!


  4. Thanks for hosting! I shared a Sprouted Lentil Salad! It's nutritious and yummy - add other veggies to mix it up a bit.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting! I linked Roasted Green Beans with Lemon. Very simple, but satisfying dish.
    I love your site!

  6. Fun blog hop! Your blog is adorable! Thanks so much for the invite and for hosting this hop... I'll come back by for the next one and link up! I'm your newest follower!!

  7. Hi! I found you from the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop. I linked up a recipe post. Thanks for hosting this hop!

  8. Hi and thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my post on Homemade Chicken Nuggets - Grain Free. Learn how to make your own delicious and nutritious homemade chicken nuggets with this easy recipe.

    Have a great day!

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