Homemade Tomato Soup

November 18, 2015

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence, however all opinions are entirely my own. #TheHolidayBox 

Each year we put out an abundance of tomato plants in our garden, with several unique varieties. I’ll nearly founder on them when they get ripe, and when I’ve had all I can take, I start to can them. I generally process our tomatoes whole, and I can then use them to create a variety of dishes during the winter time. I love tomatoes and I’ll never turn my nose up to them, unless they’re in canned tomato soup.
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I will eat some store-bought canned tomato soups, but there is something about most of them that turns my stomach. Among the many uses I find for our homegrown canned tomatoes (salsa, pasta sauce, chili, etc.), one of my favorite things to make is homemade tomato soup. You can really savor the tomatoes in homemade tomato soup, and you’re free to add as little or as much spice as you personally prefer. It’s perfect paired with a grilled cheese sandwich on a cool fall or winter day.

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Meant To Tea Printable & Gift Idea

November 12, 2015

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence, however all opinions are my own.

There are several holidays approaching. and I’m always looking for thoughtful but inexpensive gift ideas. It’s nice to have something to gift a teacher, coach, friend, or the occasional long-lost cousin during the holidays. I stumbled across some adorable mugs that are handy for coffee or tea, and I thought they would make cute gifts. Mugs and tea cups are fun to give filled with stuff especially if you can get your hands on some personalised mugs (or Personalisierte Tassen auf deutsch!) I filled these with a fancy new tea that I discovered, and I also created some free printable gift tags to make packaging these mugs/tea cups easier.

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