Barefoot by the Sea: Pumpkin picking courtesy of my sponsors...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin picking courtesy of my sponsors...

Cool Tricks has the cutest little pumpkin ornaments! This set of three of three even has a little cubbyhole in it so that you can tuck in a little sweet for your sweetie!  Love that!  Check them out here
These circle design notecards from Zoss Design would make funky Halloween Party invites or to give to a sweet pumpkin of your own!
This sweet ice cream sundae hat would complete her costume...handmade for only $8 from Playing with Fiber
When their bellies are full of chocolate after trick or treating, 

This Fall Applique Pumpkin Shirt comes with or without personalization from Brownies N Butterflies

Now, here is that potato leek soup recipe that I've been promising...perfect for a Fall weekend!


  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2 1/2  cups  thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
  • 5  cups  cubed peeled Yukon gold or red potato (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 5  cups  organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 2  cups  thinly sliced arugula
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add potato and vegetable broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until potato is tender. Place 3 cups of potato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Return pureed mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Stir in arugula, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until arugula wilts.  (Recipe from Cooking Light)

Happy Weekend-ing!


  1. Do you ever watch "Yo Gabba Gabba?" They have a segment called "Cool Tricks! Cool Tricks!" and I keep hearing it in my head everytime you refer to your sponsor. :)

  2. Unfortunately I didn't know CoolTricks was from a show when I picked the name. My granddaughter would try to do cartwheels and somersaults while saying,"Cool tricks, cool tricks". I just though she was being cute and took it from there.

  3. Yummy! I actually have the two leeks left from the CSA that are still looking fresh. Will make soup this weekend.


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