Ohio Festivals – October 4-6, 2019

October 2, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 4-6, 2019
57th Annual Ohio Gourd Show
Delaware, Ohio
Theme for 2019: ‘Take Me Out To The Gourd Show’ Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
http://www.ohiogourdsociety.com/

October 5-6, 2019 Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival – Huntsburg, Ohio
The annual festival will include a baking contest, decorated & carved pumpkin show, pageant, horseshoe tournament, apple peeling contest, nail pounding contest, pumpkin roll, car show, pumpkin pie eating contest, road race, entertainment and a parade.
https://www.huntsburgpumpkinfestival.com/

October 5-6, 2019 Weekend Of Fire – Fairfield, Ohio
Jungle Jim’s International Market. This weekend only! Sample and purchase sweat-inducing foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery, or mild and meek; you can choose your favorite feverish flavors and buy enough to stock your pantry. Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available.
https://junglejims.com/weekend-of-fire/

October 5-6, 2019 42nd Spring Valley Potato Festival
Spring Valley, Ohio
The first full weekend in October of each year brings thousands of people together to enjoy the free continuous live entertainment. The aroma of an endless variety of foods is there to enjoy while strolling the streets lined with booth after booth of quality crafts and home grown produce in the Farmer’s Market. Raffles, contests, a baked goods auction and a pet parade are just part of the many things to take in.
http://www.springvalleyoh.com/events/

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

November 7, 2018 at 1:41 PM | Posted in Food | 2 Comments
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I came across an excellent article on the Health Benefits of Pumpkin. It’s from the Web MD website (https://www.webmd.com/). You can click the link at the end of the post to see the whole article or click the link above to go to the Web MD website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Beta Carotene Boost
Just like their orange cousins, the carrot and the sweet potato, pumpkins are rich in beta carotene. Your body changes this antioxidant to vitamin A. You need vitamin A to see, ward off germs, and for your reproductive system to work the way it should. It also helps your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs stay healthy………

* Click the link below to read the entire article.
https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-pumpkin

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

October 8, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Choosing the right Pumpkin to Carve………..

* The pumpkin should be firm all over
* A pumpkin must have a hard, dark green or black stem. If you pick up the pumpkin, and the stem bends and breaks, put it down.
* Round or oval pumpkins carve easier, give you more canvas to work with and have more yummy seeds for roasting. A misshapen pumpkin will not have a full cavity for seeds.
* Tall, oblong-shaped varieties tend to be stringier inside, making it difficult to make precise cuts.
* Don’t leave it outdoors if there’s a threat of frost.

Ohio Festivals October 5-7, 2018

October 3, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 5-7, 2018
56th Annual Ohio Gourd Show
Delaware, Ohio
Theme: ‘Fall Into Gourds’ Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
http://ohiogourdsociety.com/

October 6-7, 2018 Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival – Huntsburg, Ohio
The annual festival will include a baking contest, decorated & carved pumpkin show, pageant, horseshoe tournament, apple peeling contest, nail pounding contest, pumpkin roll, car show, pumpkin pie eating contest, road race, entertainment and a parade.
http://huntsburgpumpkinfestival.com/

October 6-7, 2018 Weekend Of Fire – Fairfield, Ohio
This weekend only! Sample and purchase sweat-inducing foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery, or mild and meek; you can choose your favorite feverish flavors and buy enough to stock your pantry. Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available.
http://junglejims.com/weekend-of-fire/

October 6-7, 2018 41st Spring Valley Potato Festival
Spring Valley, Ohio
The first full weekend in October of each year brings thousands of people together to enjoy the free continuous live entertainment. The aroma of an endless variety of foods is there to enjoy while strolling the streets lined with booth after booth of quality crafts and home grown produce in the Farmer’s Market. Raffles, contests, a baked goods auction and a pet parade are just part of the many things to take in.
http://www.springvalleyoh.com/events/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Buying Squash…………

Squash Dishes always taste better in the Fall of the Year. So when buying Squash select Squash that have dull-colored skin, firm shells, and are heavy for their size. Smooth, shiny skin is an indication that the Squash is not ripe. Avoid Squash with damaged spots or that are cracked. If purchasing a cut Squash, select a piece with darker flesh, which is an indication that it is nicely ripened.

OPERATION PUMPKIN – Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 Hamilton, Ohio

October 12, 2017 at 11:29 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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OPERATION PUMPKIN
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Location: Downtown Hamilton
Address: 1, High St
Handicap Accessible: Yes

Celebrate the most popular produce of the fall season, the pumpkin! Operation Pumpkin held in historic downtown Hamilton, Ohio is a pumpkin and art festival held each year in the fall. Pumpkins are sculpted, carved, decorated and eaten all weekend long! See the largest pumpkins you’ve ever seen at the giant pumpkin weigh-off. This fall festival is packed with crafts, live music, pumpkin vendors and rides for kids.

* Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off starts at 5 o’clock pm on Friday 10/13/17!!

http://operation-pumpkin.org/

Ohio Festivals October 6TH – 8TH, 2017

October 4, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 6-8, 2017
55th Annual Ohio Gourd Show
Delaware, Ohio
Theme: ‘The Wizarding World of Gourds’ Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
http://www.americangourdsociety.org/ohiochapter/

 

October 7-8, 2017 – Weekend Of Fire – Fairfield, Ohio
This weekend only! Sample and purchase sweat-inducing foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery, or mild and meek; you can choose your favorite feverish flavors and buy enough to stock your pantry. Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available.
http://www.junglejims.com/junglefests/

A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall

September 16, 2017 at 6:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its – A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall. Delicious and Healthy recipes like; Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Stuffed Eggplant, and Polenta-Stuffed Kabocha Squash. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall
To celebrate Autumn, turn fall’s best vegetables into cornucopias of plenty. Try stuffing luscious roasted eggplant with curried pork and shrimp. Tuck briny oysters, nutty Parmesan and fresh herbs between tender artichoke leaves. Fall vegetables take center stage in these delicious stuffed vegetable recipes.

 

Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
This roast pumpkin with a mushroom-and-bread stuffing is a beautiful vegetarian entree for the holidays. Use a small pumpkin if you can find one, but a winter squash like kabocha or buttercup also works. For a special garnish, save the seeds from the pumpkin, toss them with spices and roast them. If you use a squash, opt for store-bought pepitas; the squash seeds are too woody to eat….

 

Stuffed Eggplant
In this Italian stuffed eggplant recipe, fresh breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley make a simple, yet delicious filling for an “inside-out” eggplant Parmesan. Serve these stuffed eggplants as a light dinner along with a big salad…….

 

Polenta-Stuffed Kabocha Squash
The cheesy polenta filling in this healthy stuffed squash recipe makes a great alternative to mashed potatoes, as well as a hearty vegetarian entree. If you can’t find kobocha squash, try using a buttercup squash or pie pumpkin–or skip serving it in the hollowed-out vegetable altogether and use 2 cups of your favorite pureed winter squash in Step 5………

 

* Click the link below to get all the – A Full Harvest: Stuffed Vegetable Recipes for Fall
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22414/seasonal/fall/vegetables/stuffed/slideshow/a-full-harvest-stuffed-vegetable-recipes-for-fall/

Ohio Fall Festivals October 2-4, 2015

September 30, 2015 at 8:27 AM | Posted in Festivals | 1 Comment
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October 2-3, 2015 Annual Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek, OhioOHIO 2
Held in Sugarcreek, the Little Switzerland of Ohio, with parades, queen pageant, musical entertainment, rides, 5K Swiss Cheese Chase, cheese auction, cheesemaking contest, Steintossen stone throwing, yodeling Swiss cheese eating and Swiss costume contests. Sample award-winning wine and cheese from our local artisans throughout the festival.

http://www.ohioswissfestival.com/

 

 

October 2-4, 2015 53rd Annual Ohio Gourd Show – Delaware, Ohio
Theme: ‘Gourds on the Move’ Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

http://www.americangourdsociety.org/ohiochapter/

 

 

October 3-4, 2015
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Huntsburg, Ohio
The annual festival will include a baking contest, decorated & carved pumpkin show, pageant, horseshoe tournament, apple peeling contest, nail pounding contest, pumpkin roll, car show, pumpkin pie eating contest, road race, entertainment and a parade.

https://www.destinationgeauga.com/events/huntsburg-pumpkin-festival-2/

 
October 3-4, 2015 Weekend Of Fire – Fairfield, Ohio
This weekend only! Sample and purchase sweat-inducing foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery, or mild and meek; you can choose your favorite feverish flavors and buy enough to stock your pantry. Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available.

http://junglejims.com/products/weekend-of-fire

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