Making Coconut Milk

I choose to elevate both my mind and body through beautiful nourishing whole foods. Natural homemade coconut milk is a refreshingly light, dreamy milk that pairs beautifully with fresh herbs and the tastes of summer.  Whether imbibing in coconut milk straight up, or on the rocks with fresh chocolate mint muddled into a fabulous summer…

Read More

Banana Cashew Milk

I choose joy. I choose to gently nourish my body. Since the loss of my beloved Miss Coco, I have chosen to once again embrace plant based milk.  Without my beautiful raw milk, I am in a position to either let go of milk completely, or plow fully head on into the wonderfully wide world of…

Read More

Maple Bacon Kale

Mmmmmmmm…… Everything is better with bacon. Especially rich, dark leafy greens.  Combining kale with the creaminess  of thick cut, home-cured smokey bacon is a match made in heaven, kissed with a tease of maple, you can’t go wrong. Maple Bacon Kale 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1/2 lb.  Thick cut…

Read More

Making Mojitos

Happy August Everyone! In celebration of being deep into summer, I thought I would share our favorite afternoon refreshment, Mojitos! (Non-alcoholic, of course). Nothing beats an icy glass of minty cold, slightly sweet, with a twist of lime to beat the heat.  This herbal limeade is cool and refreshing, getting you though the long, blustery,…

Read More

Making Keifer

Keifer (rhymes with deer), is a wonderfully effervescent probiotic cultured dairy product.  Think of it as drinkable yogurt, but with a kick.  I have made keifer for years with the starter powder, loving it made from coconut milk, but with our recent addition of Coco, our very lovely and affectionate homestead milking goat, I decided…

Read More

Adventure Bread

Because life is nothing if not an adventure. Adventure Bread lives up to it’s name and then some.  It is a gluten-free delight of a loaf.  Having made the switch to eating gluten-free several months ago, in pursuit of a happier, healthier life, bites of toast had become distant, lovely memories.  I could have lived…

Read More

Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter

Nut and seed butters can be a tasty treat and a healthful addition to a nourishing diet.  Full of good for heart and soul oils, fats, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and proteins, they not only taste lovely, they are deeply satisfying.  Store-bought versions can be laced with copious amounts of refined sugars, preservatives, and additives, as…

Read More

Strawberry Almond Milk

Oh my Heavens!!!!!! I wanted to give you a quick little update on the Strawberry Almond Milk Recipe I have anxiously been saving with a bookmark here on the homestead, until my strawberry patch was bountiful. All I can say is, “RUN, DON’T WALK TO THE KITCHEN AND GET YOUR ALMONDS SOAKING!!!!!!!!”   IT IS…

Read More

It’s Strawberry Season!

It’s official!  Strawberry Season on the homestead is here!!!  We have picked our first bright juicy fruits from the patch that are bursting with taste-bud party inducing flavor.  All of a sudden it feels like summer.  Nothing tastes more like summer than a sunshine-warm strawberry picked straight from the plant and popped directly onto your…

Read More

Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

YUMMMMM!!!!!! Sums this one up in a tidy little package.  Why is it that Sunday afternoon always seem to call for a little sweet treat?  This one will fit the bill without landing you in the poorhouse nutritionally, energetically, or emotionally.  It’s a win for us all. The original recipe comes from our neighbors over…

Read More