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Fall Fun at the Arboretum – Scarecrows!

Taking advantage of a gorgeous “Indian Summer” day here in Minnesota!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts an annual scarecrow display.  This year’s creations were submitted by local floral design professionals, and they did not disappoint!

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Mill City Farmers’ Market

Mill CIty

The Mill City Farmer’s Market is known as a fantastic local organic source of produce, meats, baked goods (including gluten-free!) and crafts.

Usually held the the Mill City Museum in dontown Minneapolis along the Mississippi RIver,
it picked up and traveled to the MN Landscape Arboretum for a special visit.  I love it when they come Southwest to the Arboretum – only about 10 minutes from my house!

Arb Farmer Mkt

My trip to the market yielded some tasty treasures!  Bison summer sausage, local raw honey, lacto-fermented sauerkraut, pastured bacon and bacon bratwurst.  Mmm…  I wish they were out here every week!

Curcurbit Crazy at Pumpkin Palooza!

pumpkin shed 2013

Hey, Paleo peeps – we are in business now! Check out all of these gorgeous pumpkins.
Perfect for all our favorite Fall Pumpkin recipes and more!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts a Pumpkin Palooza every Fall.

The varieties of squash and pumpkin are AMAZING!  Check out these pix!

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And it just wouldn’t be Fall without our favorite pumpkin recipes!

Use George’s Banana Bread recipe and substitute roasted pumpkin for the banana!  YUM!

Pumpkin is George’s favorite!  Here are a bunch of his (Caveman) Curcurbit Creations!
He’s got meats, treats and beverages galore.  Pumpkin Lattes or Smoothies, anyone? 

Get his very special Paleo Pumpkin Thanksgiving eBook FREE with the purchase of his Caveman Feast recipe eBook.  I have used them both, and they are fantastic!  His pumpkin collection includes both sweet and savory (red: meat!) recipes.  Link also at right ===>

Another favorite of mine is PUMPKIN CUSTARD.  I have made several variations of this treat.
My favorite is made with just the egg yolks, no whites (in this recipe, substitute about 6 egg yolks for the 3 eggs plus 1 yolk) and use just the separated coconut milk cream (chill the can to separate) instead of straight coconut milk.  I like the true flavor of pumpkin to shine through, so I limit my spices to cinnamon and vanilla bean paste.  

And of course, we can’t forget the roasted pumpkin seeds!
The Paleo Parents Matt and Stacey have us covered there!

Enjoy the Fall Fun while it lasts!  We’ve already had a few snowflakes fall here in Minnesota!