Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #12

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 host. This week, your host is Marigold!

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

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:

Woo hoo- today's hop gets us to a full dozen hops! Too bad it's not Easter, or i'd make some stupid pun about bunnies or plastic eggs or something.... Instead i'll send out a spooky THANK YOU to all the great bloggers and readers who have helped make Eat Make Grow totally awesome. I found a bunch of really cool blogs to visit this past week, many of them featuring the ingredient of the season: pumpkin! I love pumpkin in all its squashy forms from acorn to delicata (though i do not trust spaghetti) and i love cooking with pumpkin because it's so versatile. From healthy harvest bread to naughty whoopie pies, pumpkin was the star of last week's hop.

And here are the stars from last week's bloggers:

Okay, okay - our most popular post did not actually include pumpkin as an ingredient... but the color scheme fits! Real Food Forager shared her gorgeous poached pears with us, along with some great nutritional info on the worthiness of pears in our diet. I think the spiced syrup she used would be delish on some roasted pumpkin, too!

Just look at that bread, would you? Moist, appley and just plain drool-worthy. In my opinion, anyway. I picked Wholemade Goodness's Autumn Harvest Bread as my favorite post from last week's hop. I was even inspired to make a loaf of my own! I actually tweaked the recipe quite a bit, (ommitting the bananas as i'm pretty sure bananas do not grow anywhere near Philomath, and that's just how i roll) and added some local hazelnuts, but i still thank this photo for the inspiration to get out the loaf pan. I hope you will too!

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 so much for hosting! This week I've shared a recipe for Gluten Free Spiced butternut squash scones (very much like pumpkin, but orange!).

    I'd also like to let you know about my new link-up called Waste Not Want Not, for recipes, tips on sustainability, green living and other good things :)


  2. Thanks for hosting! I've been tallying up whether it is cost effective to grow your own organic veg and have linked up my conclusions above!

  3. Thank you for hosting! We shared two ideas on there: making your own beef jerky and oil of oregano. I just found this blog hop for the first time so I am looking forward to seeing what types of projects everyone else has submitted. Thanks again! http://homegrownandhealthy.com