Holly and Heather's Helping Hands

Inspirational Heartfelt Hints

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Take a Fall Walk

We’ve lived in the Northeast our entire lives and are still discovering new places to visit! Little hidden lakes and walking trails are so enjoyable this time of year. No matter where you live, getting out in nature, every day, is so important. It is worth at least ten minutes of your time to walk outside, take in your surroundings and breathe fresh air. Your body, mind and spirit need this to thrive. Trust us, you will be happier for it!

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Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Fall Food

Ah yes, it’s that time of year in the northeastern U.S. of A. when we are all about fall comfort food. Our slow cookers have come out of their summer hibernation. We are using our root vegetables from our farm shares (still going strong!). And then there are some new goodies to try. That’s what Holly did with a market purchase after a summer vacation in South Carolina. Here’s the recipe for the picture above:

Hush Puppies!

Ingredients – 2 cups of hush puppy mix, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk.

Heat about two inches of oil in a deep skillet. Drop quarter sized dough mix into hot oil cooking about two to three minutes on each side till golden. Place on a paper towel lined plate to cool.

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Get Fall Crafty!

This fall crafty blog is dedicated to our mom, Jan. She is the craftiest, most creative person we know! Here are some of her autumn creations:

These are hand sewn stuffed pumpkins and a reversible table runner. She made these for both of us 🙂

Heather got a cat due to her fondness for a particular one near her house…

And Holly got this fantastic fall table scape!  Last week, we each received an orange crocheted doily with cute little Halloween decorations –

Thanks Mom! You’re the best and so talented and creative!  We love you!

 

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: The Futsu Squash

It looks like a gourd, who would eat it? But it’s not, it’s a Futsu Squash! Another farm share beauty! It was almost too good to eat but eat we did! It has a nutty scent and we thought perfect for roasting with nutmeg and olive oil. So that’s what we did after halving it, scooping out the seeds and finally slicing.

A 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes brought it to a just fork-tender state.

We hope you find one at a farm stand near you!

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