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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Got (Almond) MILK?

Homemade almond milk, so rich and creamy, with it’s velvety texture makes an indulgent addition to the homestead diet.  Most of you know that milk producing animals do not produce milk year round.  Some produce milk longer than others such as cows who can still provide milk for the homestead whilst growing next years calf,…

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Miso Soup

I was hoping that by now the weather would have changed for the better and our soup days would be coming to an end.  However, we are in the clutches of a cold, windy, and wet April and some good hot soup helps chase chill from bones.  I made miso soup with tofu last week,…

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Zesty Tomato Bread

ok, so I know that this recipe isn’t exactly seasonal, but the tomatoes were on sale @ the store last week, and I couldn’t resist.  Today we prepare for another winter storm advisory, and I need a little sunshine.  A little taste of summer.  That’s all I’m asking.  So, instead of sitting in the corner and crying,…

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