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 [...]

I have a problem…..

I have a problem…..

...I want to do everything the moment it comes to my mind. And it drives me crazy. Do y'all have this same problem? I mean, the moment I have a thought, an idea, whatever it may be, if it pops into my little baby head I want it done that very moment and won't rest until it happens. Y'all, I am tired. I am tired of feeling behind when in reality I am not. I am tired of being consumed with these thoughts instead of being in the moment. I am tired of feeling heavy because I can't figure out a way to make it happen. And let me tell you, this brain does not stop. I wish it did, [...]

Preserving Purple Pole Beans

Preserving Purple Pole Beans

The time finally came. We canned our beautiful purple pole beans y'all. And they came out perfect. Purple pole beans are so much fun to grow. They are these perfect little beans that are the most gorgeous shade of purple. Give them an upright fence to grow on and boom son, no huge planter space taken up. This year, we planted them along this old ladder we had just sitting on the side of the house. We plopped the ladder in the middle of the garden and planted seeds that we harvested last year and we couldn't believe how happy these little plants were. This whole gardening thing is pretty incredible. Especially when you have the pleasure of utilizing your [...]