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Fall Gardening

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

Summer is coming to a close here in the Ozarks as the kiddos head back to school and the evenings start to get cooler.  We’re moving into my favorite time of year when we can enjoy beautiful days, crisp air, and stunning colors of nature.  Fall is such a beautiful time of year!  Here on the homestead, we’ve been planting …

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Watermelon is a summer favorite here on the homestead.  Such sweet and delicious goodness, and so refreshing on those hot, summer days.  Watermelon is one of those fruits (like so many) that tastes significantly different when fresh and in season.  For this reason, we enjoy it as much as we can over the summer and then preserve extras for that …

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How to Dehydrate Watermelon

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Summer is wrapping up here at the homestead and we’re starting to see the “Back to School” items in the stores.  Summer flavors of fresh fruits like watermelon can be preserved to enjoy throughout the coming school year as healthy snacks for the kiddos (and adults alike)!  Here is a short tutorial on one of the ways we preserve watermelon…dehydration! …

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Cinnamon Spiced Nuts Recipe

In In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

  Save Print Cinnamon Spiced Nuts Author: Coach Green & Megan Recipe type: Snack Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 15 mins   Ingredients 4 Cups Nut of Choice (Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, or combinations) 1 Egg White Pinch of Salt ¼ Cup Honey 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 2 teaspoons Vanilla Instructions In a medium bowl, combine egg …

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Welcome Kisses and Cream to the Homestead!

In In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Here at the homestead, we enjoy growing and raising as much of our own food as we can.  We decided a long time ago that with the current commercial trends in food, increased use of pesticides and GMO products, and over-all health of the food, we wanted to know the origins and handling of as much of our food as …

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Local Radio Show

In Uncategorized by healthyadmin

We are super excited to be working on some new projects with Len Pense from GardeningRevolution.com!  Stay tuned for more updates as we release new gardening tips and tutorials….   Last week, Len invited us to join him on his weekly local radio show about gardening tips.  It was such a blast and afterwards, we were invited to become a …

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

A common misconception I hear is that eating healthy is expensive.  Too often, I’m told that eating healthy just isn’t in the budget, and therefore just isn’t an option despite said person’s complaints about various health concerns or ailments.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not pointing fingers and I totally understand where you’re coming from.  Money is tight and …

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Herb Spotlight: Stinging Nettle

In Herbs, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

I’ve always been a bit fascinated with herbs and their amazing benefits, both in adding flavor to culinary recipes and in their medicinal qualities.  For years, however, I didn’t do much with herbs since I allowed myself to succumb to the feelings of being overwhelmed in learning about herbs.  Then one day, I decided to focus on learning just a …

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Nourishing Broths

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Remember the old saying, “Have some chicken soup, and call me in the morning…” when you were sick?  Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul, and there’s a good reason doctors (and grandmothers) would prescribe it in the old days to help you get better when you’re sick.  But it’s not just any old chicken soup…rather it’s the broth …