Have your own daily harvest celebration wherever you go! Simple appreciation for the energy and beauty of all that has grown this year, including your personal, positive development, is a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest! For more history and info on harvest celebrations, click here.
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Scrambled eggs with kefir, golden cherry tomatoes, and rainbow swiss chard. This dish bursts with sweet flavors and is incredibly nutritious! Let it cool enough (especially for babies and children) as tomatoes can get very excited in the pan! This is a great pregnancy snack/meal too because these tomatoes are less acidic or can be substituted for milder veggies.
A whole wheat or spelt wrap can be a quick dessert and a great crepe batter substitute if having a busier day and you’d like something sweet, simple, and luxurious.
Heat up a pan on low and lay a wrap in. Spread with a fruit spread (no added sugar) like apricot or blueberry. Add a little piece of 100% cacao in the middle of the wrap. Fold over the wrap and let everything melt. Open up and spread cacao around with a spoon. Fold back up into quarters and toast in pan. Remove and cut in half into triangles. Let cool slightly and enjoy!
Fruit spreads are an amazing way to keep the harvest by preserving fresh fruit in glass jars to be “mmmmmmm”ed over all year.
A recipe for Harvest Magic is to set out for a walk in cozy, fall attire. If you’re warm enough, you’ll most likely be out longer. (PS Add carrots to anything! They are a versatile veggie.)
Walks are a simple way to celebrate the harvest. A relaxed, observant pace is enjoyable for absorbing Autumn’s brilliant hues. You can even just take a minute and browse the local market’s beautiful array of gourds and pumpkins. You never know what might strike your imagination to inspire who knows what for the rest of your life! We saw a golden duck in the gords who saved a knight from a spellbound caste by singing a beautiful song up to the tower.
Steam up a squash for yourself, your baby or child, family, and friends. Steam with bone broth for extra delicious flavor and nutrition. You can leave the skin on if you like, for even more nutrition. This makes wonderful soup as well! Heat it up after your walk to warm your soul.
Popcorn is a healthy snack and celebrates the corn harvest! Perfect for rainy days or sunny days…while listening to a reading of your favourite book to/by your family or friends. Halloween favs from the library are good for this! Food brings everyone together to sit for a spell and fall into a story.
- Add a little bit of coconut oil and popcorn kernels to a large pot.
- Cover and cook over medium-high heat until all kernels pop. Shake pot a little bit to loosen any stuck kernals and shift them around. If you leave it on too long, they will burn.
- Remove and place in a bowl or paper bag.
- Add whatever you like: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese grated is our fav and no salt as this cheese lends that flavor naturally.
You never know what magical creatures you might come across on your stoll. These belted galloway cows were grazing peacefully and soaking up the remaining days of fress grass meals before winter’s hay dinners replace them. Leftovers are a great way to extend not only the season’s delights but your days of food. This egg scramble appreciates the slow cooked pork and blended rainbow swiss chard from last nights crock pot meal.
Babies and children like this find scramble. Check for allergies and try foods one a time as always for first foods. Only give egg yolks to babies over 6M which is easiest to use hard-boiled eggs to separate the yolk. To your relief, when the baby is 1-year-old, they can try a whole egg which naturally makes scramble combinations more inventive to combine tastes, leftovers, and nutritional balance.
Bundle the kids up, and take them out for a walk after breakfast. A full stomach is key for a great adventure, unless you’ve planned a picnic in the woods!
Getting ready for winter is the perfect time to put your crock pot to good use. Let it cook you a beautiful dinner while you stack firewood, tidy the garden, and prepare everything for Spring and for the upcoming magic of the winter Holidays!
Chicken/Pork/Beef/Veggie Stews and soups are wonderful to come home to after an invigorating walk about in the trees, hearing brooks babble, birds singing praise for the berried branches, and the squirrels chatter over acorns. Everyone celebrates, even the seeds fly into the air, free and light, able to dance about the sky, and see the sights they’ve dreamt of all summer.
What music feels like fall to you? At local festivals you may hear beautiful local musicians singing and playing to give thanks to the farmers and food for sustaining us all year. Celebrate this time of year by making a fall mix of your fav songs. Fall for me means: Johnny Flynn, Joanna Newsom, Rosemary Clooney, Badly Drawn Boy the hour of the bewilderbeast, Nico, Nick Drake, Hungarian Violin Gypsy songs, Rufus Wainwright, Erik Satie, Lhasa de Sela, The Dirty Three, Traditional/Ancient Italian Folk Songs, AURORA, and More!
Adorning your home or yourself in prints and patterns of flowers, herbs, plants, and animals is a way to keep the harvest too! Their unique colors and forms are always beautiful and inspiring. For ideas for your space, see our shop!