Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #13

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 Foy!

Your Hosts
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.
Miranda from Pocket Pause
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:

It's the last week of October!  I saw Christmas displays out in the store.  I am not ready.  I refuse to participate in any type of winter activity until after Halloween, for that matter, until after Thanksgiving! Which is why I *had* to choose a seasonally appropriate post to feature:

Christine at These Light Footsteps made this fantastic bat costume!  She also has a tutorial for making bat napkin rings as well as information about why bats aren't that scary.  I agree bats are neat creatures and they are cute.  Hop on over to her blog and learn more about bats.

The link that got the most clicks was from A Life Unprocessed:

Mellow shares how her family shops without going to a chain grocery store.  I've been wondering about doing the same myself.  I thought maybe we'd have to give up eating bananas and other exotic food that can't be grown near by, but she has a solution.  I also want to build my own pantry shelves to store big bins of dry goods like she has in her garage.  You should go read the whole post.

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  1. Thanks for hosting, Foy! I've shared my recipe for dairy-free and egg-free Banana Oatmeal Cookies :)

  2. I shared a recipe for Tomatillo Salsa Verde and a yummy recipe for Sourdough Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I've linked up a homemade deodorant for sensitive skin.


  4. Thanks for hosting :) This week I've shared a post on 8 Ways to use up wrinkly, old bell peppers.

    Also, there's a new link-up on my blog called Waste Not Want Not Wednesday for sharing recipes and ideas for using up scraps of food, fabric, old recycled things, etc and welcome everyone to stop by and share, or find something useful!

  5. Anonymous10/25/2012

    Thanks for the feature, Foy! I'm glad you liked the bat costume! I've shared two new links today -- one about making homemade paneer cheese and another recipe for apple crumble!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post for SWEET POTATO AND LEEK SOUP! Super delish!



  7. Thank you for hosting again! I linked up a post for easy crock pot sweet potato chili. Have a great rest of the week :)

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  9. Thanks for hosting! This week I've linked up my homemade foraged blackberry jam recipe.

  10. I love the idea of not shopping at chain grocery stores, so I love that post you featured. AND I live in Washington area, too, so those suggestions doubly apply to me. Thanks for hosting the party!