Praise of the Pumpkin

The pumpkin is a fall fruit with a rich heritage and flexible flavor that has been used for centuries. If the tomato is the queen of garden vegetables, the pumpkin may well be the king. In fact, in some parts of China, it is called “Emperor of the garden.” And why not? No plant produces … Continue reading Praise of the Pumpkin

Fragrances for Fall {DIY}

Without question, people adore the cozy smells of fall that brings pumpkin spice, tart apples, crisp leaves and spicy cinnamon. Bring those scents into your own home to celebrate fall without using harsh artificial chemical scents by making your own natural home fragrance on your stove. All you need to do is bring a pot of … Continue reading Fragrances for Fall {DIY}

Welcome October: Pumpkins ~ Magic & Lore

It is a magical time when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. According to our Celtic Ancestors, this is the time the souls of people who had died that year make their journey to the Otherworld. During this thinning of the veil, … Continue reading Welcome October: Pumpkins ~ Magic & Lore

The Enchanted Pumpkin {Health Benefits and Nutritional Breakdown}

Many people tend to think of pumpkins as little more than just a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling, but maybe it is time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant. Pumpkin is an extremely nutrient-dense food, meaning it is chock-full of vitamins and minerals but low in calories. There are many creative ways pumpkin can … Continue reading The Enchanted Pumpkin {Health Benefits and Nutritional Breakdown}