Happy Halloween from our punkins! It’s our first Halloween as homeowners and I hope that we’ll get some trick or treaters tonight. But if we don’t, I have to admit that I won’t mind eating the leftover candy 🙂
In other Halloween-related news, I’m excited that one of my vegan and gluten-free recipes is included in the Halloween zine shown below that Kala from VeganCraftastic put together. You can buy a copy of the zine from Kala’s etsy shop.
I don’t usually put too much effort into seasonal decorations in my home, but as I was picking up some clippings from a bush in front of our house, I thought that the little branches covered with bright red leaves were too pretty to throw into our dark and smelly compost bin. So I gave one branch a little shaping and plopped it in an empty wine bottle. Voila, fall decor!
This gorgeous autumn leaf bouquet is a wonderful DIY fall decoration that will take a bit more time to prepare than mine, but is also far more beautiful. Check out the tutorial if you want to make one for yourself (or for me :))!
I can now cross off number 13 on my bucket list! Earlier this year I started dabbling in growing edible things, like encouraging my sprouting onion, as well as growing some herbs (basil, rosemary, lemon thyme) on my kitchen windowsill. I didn’t quite have the motivation during this exceptionally rainy spring to set up a garden, but when I saw this sickly tomato plant on sale at Canadian Tire, I figured I could handle the $3 investment. I didn’t have much hope that the sickly plant would actually bear any fruit though.
But the plant really flourished, and I was surprised and delighted when I saw tiny tomatoes beginning to grow from the flowers.
And the tiny tomatoes grew!
And they ripened!
And then I picked them – aren’t they cute?! And delicious, too 🙂