Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 28, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pumpkin Carving…………………….

 

Small paring knives are great for carving designs into the pumpkin. Pumpkin-carving kits, made specifically for kids or adults, are another good source. Battery-operated, pumpkin-carving knives also make quick work of even intricate designs.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 12, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Hold off on carving those Pumpkins…………………

You want your pumpkin to be in good shape for Halloween, so you probably shouldn’t take this carving job on too early in the season. In fact, it’s best to wait until you’re one to two weeks out from Halloween before you carve. As soon as you start carving, the clock starts ticking.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pumpkin buying hints………….

Just like watermelons, the best pumpkins to pick have a deep, hollow sound when you tap them. To test for a good one, hold the pumpkin with one hand, place your ear next to the pumpkin, and knock on its side with the knuckles of your other hand. If you hear an echoing, hollow sound, it’s a good one.

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

September 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pumpkin Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Pumpkin Recipes with recipes including Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup, Avocado and Pumpkin Salsa, and Pumpkin Ravioli with Olive and Fennel Tomato Sauce. The Pumpkin Season is here! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pumpkin recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup
Apples add just a hint of sweetness to this velvety pumpkin soup. Try it as a delightful first course for a special meal…………………..

Avocado and Pumpkin Salsa
Store-bought salsas are convenient and come in many varieties. However, this avocado and pumpkin salsa–one you won’t find on any grocery shelf–is worth making from scratch. Creamy avocados, fresh tomato, and canned pumpkin are jazzed up with cilantro, lime juice, and a touch of hot pepper sauce, resulting in a salsa that’s seriously delicious. Serve with baked tortilla chips or over grilled chicken breasts……………………..

Pumpkin Ravioli with Olive and Fennel Tomato Sauce
This easy ravioli recipe features exotic North African Mediterranean flavors. The sweet pumpkin takes on the fennel and oregano flavors well; the salty olives and cheese combined with acidic tomatoes and lemon balances everything out. Look for wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of the deli………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19315/ingredients/vegetables/pumpkin/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Choosing the best Pumpkin…………………

Just like watermelons, the best pumpkins to pick have a deep, hollow sound when you tap them. To test for a good one, hold the pumpkin with one hand, place your ear next to the pumpkin, and knock on its side with the knuckles of your other hand. If you hear an echoing, hollow sound, it’s a good one.

 

 

Ohio festivals October 16-21, 2019

October 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 16-19, 2019 Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, Ohio
Ohio’s oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment.
https://www.pumpkinshow.com/

October 18-19, 2019 Annual Van Wert County Apple Festival
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more. Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/apple-festival/

October 18-20, 2019 Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton, Ohio
Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and enjoy artisans & crafters, music, contests and demonstrations in historic Roscoe Village.
https://www.roscoevillage.com/events

October 19-26, 2019 11th Cleveland Beer Week – Cleveland, Ohio
Featuring 300 keg tapping, beer sipping events throughout greater Cleveland. From special tappings, tastings and dinners to leisure activities and educational programs, there is something for everyone At Cleveland Beer Week. Established in 2009, Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit celebration that raises awareness of the craft beer industry and promotes patronage at local establishments. But we are also philanthropic—proceeds from all of Cleveland Beer Week’s flagship events benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps deserving students with scholarship money towards college. With over a 90% graduation rate – these students are worth getting behind!
http://www.clevelandbeerweek.org/

October 21, 2019 Flavors of Northeast Ohio – Cleveland, Ohio
Take your dining experience to the next level. At Flavors you’ll do more than just eat the food, you will witness culinary experts craft a meal tableside. This is one dinner that goes above and beyond the usual restaurant fare! Unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
https://alfflavors.org/northeastohio/

Ohio Festivals October 8th – 13th, 2019

October 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 8-12, 2019 Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show – Bradford, Ohio
Parades, pageant, bread & pie contests, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pumpkin Parade, Pumpkin Art, talent show and much more!
http://www.bradfordpumpkinshow.org/index.html

October 12, 2019 – Yellow Springs Street Fair – Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town. A Festival like no other! June 8 and October 12, 2019 – 9am – 5pm.
http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair/

October 12-13, 2019
50th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville, Ohio
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation. We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted, and select items based on quality and variety. Our unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge. Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival a favorite Midwest destination. (also: sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com/ ) Attendance: 350,000+.
https://sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com/

October 12-13, 2019 Oak Harbor Apple Festival – Oak Harbor, Ohio
Something for everyone! Pageant, parade, tractor pulling contest, baking contest, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple Run, youth football game and local performers. Attendance: 25,000.
https://www.oakharborohio.net/

Kitchen Hint of the Day

October 8, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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All about Pumpkins…………………….

* From the modern farmer
When looking for the best jack-o’-lantern, choose the one that will decompose the slowest. “Choose a pumpkin that’s firm and has its stem intact,” says Joy. “Squeezing the pumpkin can tell you how long it’s going to sit on your porch — any soft spots and it won’t last long. And a strong sturdy stem indicates a healthy pumpkin. Pumpkins that were stressed for water or nutrients have a stem that is brittle and breaks off easily.” Bottom line: steer away from soft spots and dry, thin stems………………….

https://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/pumpkin-patch-guide/

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/

Ohio Festivals September 26-29, 2019

September 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 26-29, 2019 56th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

September 27-28, 2019 Annual Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek, Ohio
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.
https://ohioswissfestival.com/

September 28-29, 2019 56th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

September 28-29, 2019 37th Annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio
The Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
http://www.countryapplefest.com/

September 28-29, 2019 40th Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

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