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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

$10 off at Educents!

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http://www.educents.com/signup-bonus.html#kosherfrugal Have you heard of Educents? It's a great site where people like us can get some really awesome educational materials for lower than retail prices!

I know it's not only for homeschoolers like me - so many of you have written to me that you supplement your kids' reading or math or even some other subjects!

So, I am very excited to tell you that Educents has offered a special $10 gift card to anyone who joins Educents using the links in this post! You may even be able to score some things for free with your $10!

Happy deal hunting!

-Ester


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Better World Books Sale!





YES! Fall is here! Well, at least that's what the calendar says. SO... go ahead and save 40% off your order of 6 or more used books from BetterWorldBooks.com (US customers), or 20% off your order of 6 or more used books (international customers). 

Sale ends on September 24, so hurry!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale!


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Maybe you've wanted to learn a new crafting technique (or even a cooking skill?)? Craftsy is a great way to do that! And I have great news for you!

Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale is happening now! Learn from the world's best instructors in the comfort of your home, when you shop up to 50% off ALL online classes! Once you enroll you can watch your classes anytime, anywhere, forever. Hurry, offer expires September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT (That's 8:59 AM on September 23, 2014 in Israel). Shop Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale and save. 

I'd love to hear what you think of your Craftsy course! Please let me know!




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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


I've been making some version of this soup for nearly 20 years! I was inspired by a recipe from one of my all time favorite cookbooks, The The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest
It's one of my favorite autumn soups. 













Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1-2 apples, coarsely chopped
olive oil
2 butternut squashes, peeled and cubed
water for the pot
salt, pepper, cinnamon to taste

Directions

Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add onion, garlic, and apples, and cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes, until it all begins to brown.
Add butternut squash, and continue stirring, until the squash is slightly softened. Add water to the pot to cover the squash and apple mixture. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30-40 min. Remove from flame, and puree using an immersion blender, Add salt, pepper, and cinnamon to taste.
Serve hot. I've occasionally served this soup cold too.

Don't forget to save those squash seeds - you can roast them! I put them in granola, but you can also just eat them.