At the Table: Pumpkins, Leaves and Mikasa Autumn Nights

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I’m at the table with pumpkins, leaves and

Autumn Nights by Mikasa Gourmet Basics.

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Inspired by the deepest shade of night, Mikasa Autumn Nights

offers a modern interpretation for fall dining.

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Bold patterned leaves drift across square plates

in a contrasting palette of autumnal colors.

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Lanterns are filled with a seasonal display of

small pumpkins and gourds as a centerpiece.

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And square shape bowls are a

convenient size for serving up soup, cereal

or Jack Be Little pumpkins :)

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Woven chargers add a rustic texture and contrast

with the smooth satin finish of the flatware

and glossy glaze of the stoneware.

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A twig candleholder with glass leaf accents by Mikasa provides

a little glow for the table from the crackle glass candleholders.

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Autumn Nights Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Autumn Nights

*Flatware / Mikasa Satin Loft

*Candle holder / Mikasa Glass Leaf 3 Pillar Linear

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Lanterns / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Leaf Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Tablecloth & Napkins / Kohl’s, several years ago

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Enjoy 20% off one Autumn Nights item through October 6th with the link below:

http://www.mikasa.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGMKAN201

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*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Pumpkins, Leaves and Mikasa Autumn Nights

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Top 10 Things Chloe & Gracie Love About Fall

Top 10 things Chloe & Gracie love about fall. . .

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1. Sweater Weather!

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2. The Smells

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Fresh Mulled Cider

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Make Your Own Mulling Spice

Make Your Own Mulling Spice

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The aroma of fall baking. . .

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

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Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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3. Halloween Treats!

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Howl-O-Ween Tricking Treats,

from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook

Made with canned pumpkin, vanilla, water, egg, whole-wheat flour,

chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg & oats

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4. Pumpkins

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5. Chair Sitting

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6. Fall Color

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7.  Leaf Peeping by Boat

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8. Fall Sunsets

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9. Picnics

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Fall Picnic with Pumpkins

10. And an excuse to curl up with a blanket :)

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Chloe & Grace want to know,

What are your favorite things about fall? :)

Chloe & Gracie Fall Favorites

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Fall Sipping: Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

 Apple Cider Sangria is a refreshing sangria for fall!

An easy seasonal cocktail for a crowd, taking advantage of just picked apples,

 fresh apple cider, and ideal to mix up for tailgating

 or just because it’s fall!

Carrigan Farms Apple Picking

This sangria is infused with perfect combination of apple and ginger flavors and is refreshing without being overly sweet!

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I used a Pinot Grigio for the wine as the base of the sangria, apple cider for the juice,

ginger ale as the mixer, and added apple vodka instead of the typical brandy or rum.

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I stumbled on Absolut Orient Apple Vodka that has a hint of ginger, with plans for mixing applicious cocktails this fall.

It only takes five minutes to assemble this sangria in a large pitcher or beverage dispenser. You can mix it and serve it right away since the apple flavor is already in the apple vodka and the cider, or mix it several hours in advance if you prefer to infuse the sangria with more apple flavor, or the apples with more sangria :)

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I followed this handy Anatomy of Sangria chart, courtesy of Wine Enthusiast Magazine for a quick reference for easy mixing, that I used to mix our Red, White & Blue Sangria for the 4th of July.

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The sangria combinations are endless with this chart as a guideline. Pick and choose your mixers, fruit, juice, wine & liquor, adjusting the flavors and quantities to your taste.

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Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients

3 – 4 apples, diced

1 bottle Pinot Grigio, or white wine of choice

1/2 cup Apple Cider

1/2 cup Absolut Orient Apple Vodka

1 can Ginger Ale (I used diet)

Dice apples and add to a large pitcher. Add wine, cider and vodka. Refrigerate until serving, 1 – 2 hours or up to 24.

Just before serving add chilled ginger ale to pitcher and mix well. Fill glasses half full with ice, add sangria and apples.

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 I didn’t add any additional sweetener to this sangria with the sugar in the apple cider and used diet ginger ale instead of regular ginger ale. It was refreshing and plenty sweet for us but adjust to your taste and crowd, adding additional sweetener or simple syrup if desired.

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You can find a printable recipe, here.

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Make sure you eat the apple after you’re done sipping,

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! :)

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Serving Up Flowers In A Pumpkin Tureen

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Are you ready for fall and pumpkins?

We still have plenty of summer-like temperatures and warm weather ahead of

 us here in the South, but I began the count down to fall a month ago!

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Pumpkins are just starting to arrive at the garden centers and

 nurseries and I’m ready for a Happy Harvest and all things pumpkin!

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One of my favorite uses for a pumpkin is as a vase for a centerpiece

or seasonal display for the table, buffet, or kitchen island

with flowers, fruit, leaves, and berries. . .

{Harvest, Reaping, and Sowing}

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{Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue}

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It makes a beautiful last hurrah for your pumpkin for the season and

for Thanksgiving, assembled with some produce and flowers

from the grocery store or garden.

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{Thanksgiving Lakeside}

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You can even use tiger striped or small pumpkins as mini bouquets

and as take-home favors for your guests at each place setting!

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 I’m kicking off the fall season with a flower-filled pumpkin tureen!

Instead of soup, my tureen is serving up sunflowers, along with mums, Alstroemeria, artichokes, apples and some foliage from shrubs and trees for a blooming and seasonal centerpiece.

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I’m not a floral designer so what I’ve learned is by trial and error, but here’s how I build a pumpkin vase centerpiece:

Start by soaking wet floral foam bricks (like Oasis®, around $2 a brick) until they are saturated and heavy with water. You can find wet floral foam at craft stores or Walmart in the floral department. You can find some helpful tips on using wet floral foam from the American Rose Society, here.

Note: If using a real pumpkin, you would cut and prepare your pumpkin as you would a jack-o’-lantern, removing the insides and seeds.

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Place your wet foam in a plastic container or bowl inside your pumpkin, or line the inside of the pumpkin with a plastic bag to keep any water from the floral foam away from the bottom of the pumpkin, keeping it as dry as possible to help it last longer.

Floral foam is easy to trim with a kitchen knife to fit your container or pumpkin. You can piece your bricks together, wedging them in your container or pumpkin for a tight fit. Floral adhesive waterproof tape will prevent the foam and/or flowers in your container from shifting once your arrangement is complete. My foam was wedged in tightly, so I skipped the tape.

Pumpkin Tureen Vase Centerpiece DIY

I start with leaves I cut to give the centerpiece some structure and height as a guideline.

Next I added sunflowers as my focal flowers. I use an odd number of sunflowers, or 5 for this arrangement, and because they came in a convenient bunch of 5 for $6 at the grocery store :) You can find a great selection of affordable flowers at Trader Joes for $3.99.

I like to add some produce, apples, artichokes, lemons, etc. with flowers in an arrangement. They add texture, color and interest and you need fewer flowers in your arrangement.

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Except for the focal flowers, I group my like elements together. Cluster the apples, artichokes and mums and daisies together for pockets of color and texture in your arrangement and to make a bigger impact and statement.

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 I use floral picks (available at the craft store) to anchor the fruit and artichokes to the foam. If I need more height I use a sturdy stick rather than a pick.

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After the larger elements are in, I add the filler flowers. I cut some goldenrod, free for the picking, leaves, and some long-lasting Alstroemeria, $4, from the grocery store.

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You can find some helpful tips for conditioning your foliage and cut flowers to make them last longer here.

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You can use individual leaves or button mums to fill in any gaps or holes between the fruit and flowers. Remove and replace any foliage or leaves as they wilt to enjoy your arrangement longer.

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Dogwoods are starting to show the first bit of fall color so I cut some leaves for their spotted foliage and red berries.

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Your arrangement will last a week or longer depending on the condition of your pumpkin! Keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight and mist the flowers with water occasionally.

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I had a reader share that her the pumpkin rotted, ruining the finish of her dining room table so it’s always a good idea to place your pumpkin on a platter or tray, as a precaution, rather than directly on your table.

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Pumpkin Tureen, Pier 1 Imports

Pumpkin Patch Crewel Embroidered Pillow Cover, Pottery Barn, last year, still available this year

Plaid Throw, Target, several years ago

Pumpkin Tureen Vase

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Pick Your Own Apples

Carrigan Farms Apple Picking

I went apple picking at Carrigan Farms, a local

pick-your-own farm in Mooresville, NC.

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You can take the kids for an apple hayride. . .

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Or they can walk the orchard and drag

 their bag of apples behind them. . .

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{insert *wince* and *grin* here}

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The orchard is open daily in September

to pick Golden and Red Delicious Apples.

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Peeking through the cornstalks is encouraged too :)

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Barn, silo and beautiful homestead love. . .*sigh*

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And tractor love too . . .

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In October, Pumpkin Patch Tours and hayrides begin. . .

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And on select nights in October Carrigan Farms

turns into. . . Scarrigan Farms. . .

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Carrigan Farms, Apple Orchard and Corn

If you’re not tired of picnicking :) you can enjoy an Apple Picnic. . .

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with Apple Walnut Salad, Redd’s Apple Ale and

Sweet & Savory Apple Gorgonzola & Thyme Pies.

Apple Gorgonzola & Thyme Pies

Are you Apple Picking this Fall?

Carrigan Farms

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Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy Giveaway!

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With Halloween on the horizon, are you feeling Witchy?

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Are you dusting off your broom? . . .

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Brushing up on your spells. . .

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Preparing to shake up a sinister Skeletini Cocktail. . .

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Or custom blending your potion stirring spoons?

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Ready to fuel up with some sweet treats for a long midnight ride. . .

Halloween Oreos

Maybe some Halloween Oreo Brownies. . .

Halloween Dipped & Sprinkled Apples

Or Halloween Dipped and Sprinkled Apples. . .

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Or Witch Hat Cupcakes

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Ravenous Witches may need to pack some Finger Sand-Witches. . .

Witches' Brew Stew and Finger Sand-Witches

Along with a cauldron of Witches’ Brew Stew. . .

 Hearty, satisfying, and tasty after a long flight!

Bread Dough Witch Fingers

Or Conjure Witch Fingers from Bread Dough

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In Celebration of Halloween,

I visited some of my favorite haunts to scare up some witchy treats!

Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy Giveaway

To help you Eat, Drink & Be Witchy this Halloween. . .

 One witch will receive a Cauldron,

a Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron 5-Quart Dutch Oven.

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A second witch will receive Drink Up Witches Cups, Cocktail Napkins & Picks, Straws, Bar Towel, and Labels for your Bubbling Brew.

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And a third witch will receive Baking Cups, Halloween Decorating or Potion Sprinkles, Cookie Cutters, Potion Stirring Spatulas, and some Eye of Newt, or Candy Eye Treat Toppers.

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To enter this giveaway and throw your name into the cauldron,

leave a comment telling me your favorite halloween candy or treat!

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Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook

and let me know by comment.

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For a third entry, share this giveaway on Facebook

and leave an additional comment telling me so.

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Giveaway is open to those witches :) living in the continental US only. 

 The winners will be chosen October 3rd,

in time for you to Eat, Drink and Be Witchy!

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From Summer to Fall: Pfaltzgraff Rooster Meadow

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I’m transitioning from summer to fall, at the table

with Pfaltzgraff Rooster Meadow Dinnerware.

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  Sunflowers, poppies and black-eyed Susans, along with

a strutting rooster and chick, border the plates in a cheery

pattern and vivid palette of russet, gold, and greens!

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While a vibrant foundation of blooming flowers and

leaves in bright fall colors, trail along the tablecloth.

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Goldenrod is blooming free for the picking, joining

 sunflowers and mums for a blooming centerpiece for the table.

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 Mason jar drinking glasses with handles are embellished with roosters

and flowers, ready to be filled with your favorite beverage.

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 And sculpted rooster accents in a cookie jar and

 salt and pepper set are decorative as well as functional.

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Plates are embossed with sunflowers for a blooming option for appetizers. . .

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Or serve as a flowering coaster under a mug.

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Mugs and soup/cereal bowls have a baby chick and flower detail inside. . .

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 A 12-1/2 inch sculpted sunflower platter also functions

as a decorative charger for 10-1/2 inch dinner plates.

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I filled some mugs for a blooming vase at each place setting. . .

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And filled a Mason Jar Beverage Dispenser with fruit-infused water. . .

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A decorative and functional way to serve lemonade, tea,

punch, or your favorite party beverage for a crowd.

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Rooster topped canisters provide functional storage for baking staples, treats or

as decorative storage, filled with dried pasta for your kitchen counter top.

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Rooster Meadow Table Details:

*Dinnerware, Rooster Cookie Jar & Canisters / Rooster Meadow by Pfaltzgraff

*Rooster Mason Jars & Beverage Dispenser / Pfaltzgraff

*Sculpted Sunflower Appetizer Plates/ Pfaltzgraff

*Flatware / Pfaltzgraff Linden

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Wire Cake Pedestal / World Market, last year

Rooster Napkin Rings / Dutchman’s, last year

Tablecloth & Napkins / Food Network™ Winding Marigold, Kohl’s

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You can find all the Rooster Meadow Dinnerware with the link below:

http://www.pfaltzgraff.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGPFRM201

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*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Pfaltzgraff Rooster Meadow Dinnerware

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The Flavors of Fall Picnic

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I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week!

The Novel Bakers have had a full & delicious week packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for picnic week!

Here’s a final picnic to wrap up the week and with a little fall flavor to end on!

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Fall is my favorite season and the perfect time to picnic or tailgate!

I found a vintage Redmon picnic basket from a favorite antique mall for $15 to pack up and take home with me. . .

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The brown woven plaid basket reminiscent of football, fall sweaters,

leaves and thermoses filled with steaming soup!

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Our leaves don’t typically change in North Carolina until October so I packed some fall photos from the archives to add for some additional seasonal color!

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My galvanized bottle tote (from Pottery Barn) makes a convenient picnic caddy. . .

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And makes it easy to tote jars of flatware, napkins, food, flowers/ leaves and bottles or glasses for a picnic. We’re picnicking with Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee, a Yadkin Valley North Carolina wine. You can enjoy a visit and sample some other Bottled Sunshine, here.

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My salad inspiration for our picnic came from Picnics & Tailgates: Good Food for the Great Outdoors (Williams-Sonoma Outdoors)

Spinach Salad with Pears, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts can be enjoyed year round, but would be especially good with pears in season in the fall.

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 No recipe required for this salad, just a combination of baby spinach, firm ripe pear, peeled and sliced, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

I tossed my sliced pears in some canned pineapple juice, less tart than lemon juice, before assembling the salad to prevent them from oxidizing.

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Toast your walnuts on a baking sheet in the oven until lightly browned and fragrant at 350 degrees (about 7- 10 minutes) for maximum flavor and crunch! This recipe called for adding endive, cored and thinly sliced, to the spinach, which you can add or omit. It would be great with dried cranberries too for some extra sweetness and color.

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Bring along your favorite dressing in a jar to add before serving. If you’re looking for a wonderful salad dressing for fall, try Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette, a mix of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, shallot and Dijon mustard.

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We’re picnicking with our favorite fall soup, Roasted Pear and Butternut Squash. It’s flavorful, healthy, and easy, since you roast all the ingredients in the oven and then puree them with chicken stock!

Butternut Squash Soup

I prefer the flavor of chicken stock but you can substitute vegetable stock for a vegetarian alternative. Use an immersion blender in your dutch oven or stock pot to blend the roasted vegetables with the hot stock for easy clean up and no risk of exploding soup in your blender.

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Garnish your soup before serving with a little crumbled blue cheese, chopped walnuts and a little bacon or crispy prosciutto to top it off is delicious too!

You can find the recipe, here.

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And ending on a sweet note, Easy Caramel Apple Bars!

They’re easy since they start with an oatmeal cookie mix that’s layered with apples and a caramel topping.

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This crowd-pleasing recipe comes together in 15 minutes and bakes in about 20.

The hardest part about these bars is waiting for them to cool long enough to cut!

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You can find the recipe, here.

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Flavors for Fall Picnic Details:

Plaid Throw / Target, several years ago

Brown coverlet/ Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Redmond Plaid Picnic Basket & Fruit Crate / antique mall

Plaid frame JanetBasket with cover / Amazon

Galvanized Bottle/Picnic Caddy & Flatware / Pottery Barn

Plates & Mugs / Johnson Brothers Fruit Sampler Old Granite

Napkins / Pier 1

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Novel Bakers Picnic Week

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Michael Lee, Rattlebridge Farm

Linda, More Fun Less Laundry

Pam, Sidewalk Shoes

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A Rainstorm Picnic

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I’m joining the The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week!

The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for a couple of months in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics!

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My Rainstorm Picnic was inspired by a week of summer weather with pop up storms, a bottle of Rainstorm Pinot Gris. . .

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. . .and Picnics by Hilary Heminway & Alex Heminway. 

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Some shelter under the dock provided the cover and some colorful umbrellas set the stage.

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Picnics by Hilary Heminway & Alex Heminway: 

A picnic is classically defined as a meal eaten outdoors on an excursion. But why settle for that when you can experience a Sunset Romance Picnic, a Snowshoe Picnic, or even a Dinner Picnic in Bed?

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 Hilary Heminway and Alex Heminway share dozens of creative ways to take a meal outside, whether the sun is just coming up for the day or romantically dropping in the sky, in the heat of summer or during a winter’s chill. All-season picnics include: Sunset romance, boat on a lake, snowshoeing in the woods, rodeo tailgate, riverside barbecue, horseback riding, dog pack, picnic for children, and rainy day.

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A water-themed menu was provided for a rainy day picnic. . .

 Watercress Soup, Watermelon Salad and Water Crackers with Cheese.

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I filled some rain boots with some flowers for vases . . .

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And I packed some water related reading to enjoy. . .

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Waterside Cottages and Waterside Living.

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And packed my favorite Watermelon Salad, combined with feta cheese,

the creamy, salty cheese a perfect partner to the sweet, juicy melon!

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No recipe required, just the fresh and delicious combination of watermelon, feta cheese, chopped basil, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, salt and pepper!

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Water crackers and Brie, tied with some baker’s twine and some herbs, rosemary, blooming lavender and tarragon.

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A rain gauge ready and handy, tucked in a pot of lantana. . .

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I couldn’t find watercress for soup this time of year so I substituted arugula for a similar peppery flavor.

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Potato-Arugula Soup

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 leeks, white part only, cleaned and chopped

4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (or use 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, no need to peel)

3 cups reduced sodium chicken stock

1 cup arugula (or substitute watercress)

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoon lemon juice

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Directions

Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.

Add stock. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add the arugula. Cook for 1 -2 minutes, until wilted.

Place half of the broth mixture into a blender (or use an immersion blender for easier clean up and no danger of exploding soup). Cover and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Repeat the blending process with the remaining broth mixture. Return all the puréed mixture to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is heated through. Season to taste. Stir in cream and lemon juice. Serve immediately or refrigerate at least 2 hours until well chilled.

You can find a printable recipe, here.

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Bring your appetite and your virtual picnic basket and visit Jain and Michael Lee for Picnic Week, along with special guest bakers, Linda and Pam!

Novel Bakers Picnic Week

Jain, a quiet life

Michael Lee, Rattlebridge Farm

Linda, More Fun Less Laundry

Pam, Sidewalk Shoes

Rainstorm Picnic

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A Perfect Day for a Provençal Picnic

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I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week!

The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets, baking, and cooking up recipes for a couple of months now in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics!

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I had some inspiration for a Provençal Picnic from

A Perfect Day for a Picnic by Tori Finch.

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“Chic country girl and gourmet Tori Finch understands the joy of a carefree picnic. There’s nothing like eating outdoors to capture your sense of adventure, and add flair to the food—whether you are entertaining a relaxed crowd of friends and family or preparing a romantic feast for two. Whatever the occasion, A Perfect Day for a Picnic is your guide to enjoying the outdoors life.”

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“Many times on a a dreary day, I find myself gazing out of the window and dreaming of Provence. The fields of lavender, the azure sea. . .”

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“However, you don’t need to be in the South of France to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean. Summer’s harvest of produce and a warm sunny day are just what’s needed for a Provencal Picnic. Pack a checkered ground cloth, a baguette or two and some cheese. . .”

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Among the recipes included for a Provençal Picnic was one for Salade Niçoise, a picnic friendly & hearty salad. Keep the eggs, tuna and dressing chilled and assemble when ready to manger!

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I’ve been hoarding these galvanized déjeuner pails I found for $3.99 at Tuesday Morning or Mardi Matin a year ago. Fun for a packing or toting French picnic lunch!

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Ingredients

Haricots verts, green beans, trimmed and cooked until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water. I used a microwavable bag of cleaned and trimmed beans from the produce section.

Solid white tuna packed in oil, drained and broken into chunks

Bibb or Boston lettuce, leaves separated

Small new potatoes, boiled until tender

 Hard-cooked eggs, halved or quartered

Plum tomatoes, halved (roasted if desired, I used grape tomatoes)

 Nicoise or Kalamata olives

Anchovies if desired, I omitted

Simple French Vinaigrette

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Simple French Vinaigrette

 pinch of sea salt

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 generous teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)

To make the dressing add a generous pinch of sea salt to the vinegar and mix to dissolve. Add the olive oil, Dijon mustard and garlic if using, and mix well before sprinkling on this salad.DSC_3331-001

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I filled my picnic basket with some French treats from World Market or Marché Mondial. . .

French Soda

 French Soda and a Rosé. . .

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Along with Filet Bleu Galet de Quimper Biscuits, a buttery shortbread cookie

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Un Mondo Herbes de Provence Salami

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Pack some Brie and some confiture frambroise.

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Fresh figs

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And some cocktail cornichons

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Provençal Picnic Details:

Déjeuner Pails / Tuesday Morning, a year ago

Quilt/ Kohl’s

Napkin Rings & Confiture Jar/ Williams-Sonoma, several years ago

Napkins & Assorted Picnic Treats / World Market

Galvanized Bottle/Picnic Tote, Pottery Barn

White Dishes & Flatware / Mikasa French Countryside

Bistro Glasses/ Pottery Barn, several years ago

Blue & White Transferware / Antique Mall

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“Lastly, when you get to the destination and set up the feast, don’t forget to relax, take your shoes off, enjoy the moment and pour yourself a large glass–you deserve it.”

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“This book is a tribute to the picnic in all forms, be it a family day at the beach, a trip out in the car to your favorite wild spot with a flask of tea and a hunk of cake, or a cheerful children’s party. A picnic is one of life’s simple pleasures- they are about relaxing in the great outdoors. . .Mostly, they are a way of appreciating the good things in life. Live. Love. Picnic.”

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Bon Appétit!

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Bring your appetite and your virtual picnic basket and visit Jain and Michael Lee for Picnic Week, along with special guest bakers, Linda and Pam!

Novel Bakers Picnic Week

Jain, a quiet life

Michael Lee, Rattlebridge Farm

Linda, More Fun Less Laundry

Pam, Sidewalk Shoes

A Perfect Day for a Provençal Picnic

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