Jun 25, 2015

Banana Cream Chia Seed Pudding: No Cook, High Protein, GF

Finally a pudding so healthy you can have it for breakfast!  I love pudding because it feels like a truly decadent dessert but really is rather light.   The only reason I don't make it all the time is I hate having to constantly stir pudding while it cooks.  And I can't find an instant organic pudding in the store.  I'm so excited to finally have a healthy alternative.  The key is to use chia seeds instead of corn starch (which is GMO and spikes your blood sugar). 

Jun 23, 2015

One Minute Chocolate Fruit Dip: Only 2 Ingredients!

  This time of the year we have as many strawberries as we can eat (we harvest about  1-2 lbs a day in June).  I try to eat as many fresh as I can because really they are best fresh.  I also like to eat them fresh by holding the stems and eating around them, so it's also less work for me to eat them fresh since I don't need to hull (take the stems and green leaves off) them then.  

Jun 11, 2015

How to Harvest Strawberries

Our strawberries June 2015
Well it's June which in our household means it's strawberry time!  For about 3- 4 weeks in June I'm basically a part time strawberry farmer who gets paid in strawberries. We have strawberries planted all over our property as ground cover. This year it looks like we are having a huge bumper crop, so I've been very busy lately, in fact if it wasn't raining right now I would be harvesting strawberries instead of writing about harvesting strawberries! I've been harvesting about 2 lbs a day and this is just the start of the season! Continuing on with our strawberry theme this month I thought I would share with you tips I've learned about harvesting strawberries over the years, now that you know how to grow strawberries.

Jun 8, 2015

How to Grow Strawberries: Best Tips and Tricks For Tons of Strawberries!

Our first strawberry harvest of the 2015 season from June week 1 2 days later I harvested twice as much!
I've been busy lately refinishing our kitchen floor and trying to get our garden going, so I haven't had time to blog about our garden.  So this is the first of many new garden post to come, also the first post in a new series I will be doing this summer "Tips and Tricks to Grow Fruits and Veggies".  Instead of giving a detailed progress report of what we are growing every few weeks to a month like I do every year.  I plan to give a few garden tours this season, and highlight what is currently in season with a list of my tricks and tips for growing them I've learned over the years, along with my favorite recipes for that fruit or veggie. 

May 6, 2015

Adult Cystic Acne: Possible Causes

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We're brought up to believe that acne is just a teenage problem expecting to go away as we grow up.  But the truth is for some it never goes away. Mine never did in fact it actually got worse and turned into cystic acne. Now I'm just hoping to get rid of my acne before I start getting wrinkles!