seasonal

In The Veggie-Light: Sunchokes

Here we are again; in the land of delicious, seasonal vegetables! Sunchokes are definitely not commonly used, at least not where I’m from, and I actually hadn’t heard of one until a few weeks ago. I’ve gathered a few recipes for you, as I do, and all of them make me glad that I know of the vegetable.

Fruits of Winter

Usually when you think of winter foods, fresh fruit isn’t exactly the first thing to pop into your mind. Cold weather tends to put the kibosh on a lot of the fresh, seasonal fruits that grace our tables and restaurant menus when the weather is warmer… Fortunately for all you fresh food lovers out there, wintertime has its own crop of delicious fruits for the picking!

Colors Colors Everywhere

For a long time my wardrobe, and my life, was filled with a lot of monochrome. Why add to your gloomy January day by wearing a black shirt, surrounded by white walls? Let’s inject a little color into our lives!

Eat Your Winter Veggies!

In the U.S. where so many vegetables and fruits can be found all year round, it’s easy to forget that these foods actually have seasons, for the most part. Since I don’t want to show you the usual suspects (Broccoli!), I thought I’d share a few vegetables with you that you may never have heard of or seen!

Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

As December 25th draws closer and closer, friends and family around the world are prepping for the holiday in some pretty awesome and unique ways. Here in the United States, we’ve got our own set of holiday traditions ranging from hanging stockings up in front of the fireplace to decorating Christmas trees. In other places around the world, though, traditions can be pretty different from ours!

White Elephant Gifts

Over the last few years, I’ve participated in a bunch of different white elephant gift exchanges. I love walking away from them with an item I loved and never would have thought to buy for myself. Or an item that makes me laugh! I’ve decided to comb through Artfire and find some unique little gifts that might pleasantly surprise someone at your white elephant gift exchange!

Fabulous Holiday Gifts with Next-Day Shipping

Have you ever woken up one morning about a week and a half away from Christmas and realized that in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you’ve put off actually buying and shipping your gifts until the last minute? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! This belated gift-buying frenzy hits many people during the holiday season, which is why a lot of online retailers tend to offer special deals for accelerated shipping.

Unique Soaps on Artfire

One of my favorite holiday gifts, especially for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives, is unique, handmade soaps. Everybody’s got a guest bathroom or two to furnish, and laying out some creative soaps for display and use goes a long way towards making your house a home for everyone that visits!

Great Artfire Gifts Under $20

There are about a bazillion cute things on Artfire, and lot of them are definitely priced in a great range for holiday shoppers on a budget. Here is a random smattering of awesome items you can find on Artfire for under 20 dollars.

Cold Nights? Hot Chocolate!

I love hot chocolate all year round, but this time of year is the best for this delicious drink. So I got to thinking… why stick with the same ole’ same ole’ hot chocolate? Why not experiment a little? I’ve collected a few different recipes that may replace the usual for you and your family!

Gifts In A Jar

Gifts in a jar are simple to put together and look great. These ideas are especially good for those of us who have a fairly limited budget, but would still love to make something for friends and family.

Advents and Ornaments

The First of December is rapidly approaching, and that means it’s time to start unpacking, buying, or making your holiday decorations! I’ve picked out two holiday items that might be fun to create alone, or with family and friends.

A Group of Soups

Soup is great any time of the year, but there’s something about this weather that gives me cravings for something warm, filling, but not too heavy. Here are a selection of different soups to sample, sip, and maybe even slurp, during these rapidly cooling days and nights!

Thanksgiving Crafts for the Family!

With Thanksgiving just a week away, it’s time to start decorating your house for the holiday, and what better way to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving than by bringing the whole family together to help? Here are seven great Turkey Day crafts to brighten up your home and your table that the kids in your life will love to help you with!