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Try this delicious, plant-based version of a classic cool-weather comfort food.
Starbucks recently revamped their beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL, to include more real ingredients. Guest blogger Karyn Wofford shares her thoughts on the new and improved PSL, as well as Starbucks’s efforts to use “cleaner” ingredients.
Enjoy this creamy carrot soup throughout the year. Serve warm during cool fall and winter nights, or cold during spring and summer.
Use this simple fruit preserves and butters recipe to quickly preserve your summer and fall fruit surplus. No canner required!
Fall is a wonderful time to connect back to nature. Enjoy these inspiring leaf art activities for all ages and get connected again.
Let this close up look at a festive table setting inspire your Thanksgiving harvest feast!
Get inspired by early winter to decorate your home.
Bring a little autumn cheer into your home with these fun fall decoration tips.
This homemade masala chai tea recipe will warm you up this fall and winter.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
A healthful fall-flavored twist on the classic carrot cake, this recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream “cheese” frosting is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
Get your garden in shape this fall, and have some fun in it, with these fun and innovative fall garden ideas we've collected on our Pinterest page.
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
The Windfall reclaimed wood engineered panels are Douglas Fir and Hemlock Fir raw material harvested from demolition sites in the Pacific Northwest, and given new life as decorative panels for interior design.
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Kathy Amen grows pumpkins straight out of a fairy tale.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
There are a lot of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Check out the Lemon Verbena Lady's favorite recipe for turkey leftovers.
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.

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