Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Let's make some homemade granola for breakfast.....Now, let me tell ya... I like me some granola for breakfast. But it has to be the right kind of granola. If it is too hard, that just brings my granola vibe down. If it is too soft, it just gets mushy and that just grosses my granola vibe out. The best granola is the kind that is the perfect amount of crunch to chewy fruit ratio. Don't jude me.... I've made granola here and there but never really took to making it an actual thing in our house. But let me tell you my friends.... I found a granola that has beat all other granolas.I originally found this recipe at pickuplimes.com. But [...]

Growing Celery

Growing Celery

Let's grow some awesome celery y'all... Let me just start off by saying how incredible celery is. If you haven't already read all about the health benefits of celery, I highly suggest you read all about it. Today, let's talk about how we grow the stuff. We've got two ways to do this thing... From seed. From store bought celery. Wait.......WHAT!!!!! From store bought celery??? I know right, is your mind blown too?! All you need is about 2 inches of the bottom part of the celery, some water and tooth picks. That is it y'all. Wanna grow some? Let's do this. Growing celery 1. First and foremost, when buying celery it is always better to buy organic. 2. Bring [...]

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

Let's freeze them sweet potatoes shall we. We, aka my husband, harvested our purple sweet potatoes recently and we ended up with more than we expected. Unfortunately, we don't have a basement or a cellar that we can store these bad boys in so, I had to get creative. First thought was, let's can these beauties. Then I did some research and found that while canning sweet potatoes was definitely an option, the only real way to use them after they were canned would be to mash them up. Sweet potatoes are already a softer potato than let's say russets or red potatoes. And because we MUST can them in a pressure canner for a specific amount of time, which [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal Herb Series:  10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal herb series: Lemongrass Lemongrass is an amazing medicinal herb. Not only does it smell absolutely delightful, it has incredible benefits for your body and your soul. Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon, is indigenous to India and Asia. It is a tall grass like plant with stalks. This plant tends to grow in a bush like manner and loves full sun and well draining soil. The leaves tend to be sharp on the sides and are incredibly hardy. It has a powerful fresh lemon smell that is often times used as a lemon flavor in teas and other beverages. Most importantly, you will find that lemongrass comes in a few different forms. You can usually find the stalks in most grocery [...]

6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

6 Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Herbal remedies for cold and flusIt seems like every year the cold and flu season gets more and more intense. And every year, you get the flu shot being shoved in your face harder and harder.Is anyone else tired of feeling like you have no control over this situation?I know I am.So, let's go over six herbal remedies to help us fight back with confidence and gain control over our own life. Shall we.I think first and foremost we shall discuss...Essential oils.These little bad boys are the foundation to all things in our house. We use them daily. When it comes to an ailment, it's no doubt that they are the first thing that pops in our heads as a [...]