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CURRY LEMON CHICKEN THIGHS IN COCONUT CREAM SAUCE RECIPE

Dinner ideas.... what do you make for dinner when you have a bunch of chicken thighs? 

It's January and many people are on Whole30 looking for comfort food right about now. Nothing says healthy comfort food like a Coconut Curry Chicken recipe, and my friends, boy do we have one to share with you today.

This dish is better than Costco's Lemon Chicken Piccata recipe and one that I think you will be coming back for over and over again. Serve it up with our Fire Cider Kale Crunch Salad and you are going to have one tasty meal!

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So what's up with chicken thighs?

Chicken thighs are a cheaper cut of meat but many of us have been raised over the decades to believe that dark meat is not as healthy for us. Dark meat tends to come with more fat and isn't as lean as white meat. While the information on healthy fats vs bad fats has changed over time, the currant standing is that healthy fats are necessary to a balanced diet and hold their place on the menu. So it's...

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Fire Cider Kale Crunch Salad

Move on over Chick-fil-a Kale Crunch salad! This infused apple cider vinegar dressing recipe is going to spice up that kale salad! Get all of the benefits of this turmeric and horseradish root infused fire cider dressing. A little bit of sweet and a little bit of spicy, a whole lot of healthy for those of you working on New Years Resolutions and on the Whole30 diet.

It can be totally overwhelming to add new things to our already busy schedule. But what if we could take those things and just make them part of the schedule we already have?  

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Adding herbs to your daily diet is a great way to get all of their benefits. Whether you are turning them into a salad dressing, sipping them in a tea or making a pancake syrup out of them

The little things that we do daily, over time, have the most impact on us. Think of some little things that you do for your health on a daily bases. It could be as simple as drinking 6-8 glasses of...

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Vegan Pancakes from Scratch with DIY Elderberry Syrup

 What if your New Year's resolution tasted good and didn't seem like a resolution?

If you have decided to go gluten free and dairy free, and are looking for a quick healthy breakfast or you are trying to work more elderberries into your daily routine, then you have come to the right spot!

This quick, vegan pancake recipe from scratch is better than Joanna Gaines banana bread recipe. Not only is it tastier, it is faster too. These dairy free banana oatmeal pancakes are topped off with DIY Elderberry Syrup which will beat any blueberry sauce for pancakes! The combo is delish!

Let's take a deeper look into the ingredients and the simplicity of the recipe, shall we?

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So many of our readers have questions about elderberry syrup including, but not limited to:

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BEST FOOD DEHYDRATOR FOR DRYING FRESH HERBS

At first, there is nothing.

And then...

All at once, it hits! 

The spring and summer harvest is on. It came out of nowhere, and all of a sudden, there are piles of herbs, fruits, roots, and botanicals that need to be preserved ASAP.

So what is the best way to preserve all of that herbal goodness, fast and efficiently? Thankfully there are a few options and we're going to dive into those here. 

 

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Dehydrating fruits, roots, and herbs can be one of the simplest ways to preserve the harvest, but it can also be one of the most frustrating forms if not done in the right way.

We get lots of questions on the farm about how to know when herbs are dry, how to store herbs,...

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HOW TO DRY HERBS WITHOUT A DEHYDRATOR

Electric dehydrators can be expensive, take up space and cost more in electricity. 

But your mint needs to be harvested now before it takes over the yard and blooms. At the same time, your calendula flowers are going nuts, and the roses are blooming. 

Dehydrating without an electric dehydrator can save initial costs in preserving your food, save on electricity, and save on counter space.

But what are the best methods for dehydrating without a dehydrator?

 

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

This post also contains affiliate links throughout. Translation: We get a little kick back for sharing certain products, at no additional cost to you, should you choose to purchase said items. And - thank you for supporting...

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BEST MEDICINAL HERBS TO GROW IN THE SHADE GARDEN

There is one place in the yard. You know the one. Not much will grow there. But you're looking to use all of your spaces and use them well. 

Whether you are growing food or growing your own medicine, it is essential to use up every little space and get the most out of it.

That shaded place in your yard, though, what do you do with it? What in the world can you grow in the shade that will use that space well? Believe it or not, there are a whole host of shade-loving herbs that can fill those spaces! 


Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

This post also contains affiliate links throughout. Translation: We get a little kickback for sharing certain products, at no additional cost to you, should you choose to purchase...

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HERBAL APPLE CIDER VINEGAR GUMMIES

Goli Apple Cider Gummies are all the rage right now. These herbal apple cider vinegar gummies tout their high nutritional value, ability to build immunity, help with detoxification, and ability to manage weight. As well as a way to get all of the benefits of raw apple cider vinegar without the tart puckering taste of drinking it straight.

But, what if you could make something similar right at home for just pennies on the dollar? And what if you could make them any flavor you wanted? 

We're going to chat about how to do just that, right at home!

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

This post also contains affiliate links throughout. Translation: We get a little kick back for sharing certain products, at no additional...

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5 FARMHOUSE SCONE RECIPES (GLUTEN FREE, SUGAR FREE, EINKORN)

Some may say that a scone is a sophisticated baked good. While I agree that their delicate and refined nature might suggest sophistication, they really are not that hard to bake. Scones take many different faces from a drop scone, to a fine cut wedge, to a rustic round shape. One thing is for sure though, there is no other baked good that pairs better with tea than a scone.

From gluten and sugar free scones, to the ancient but healthy einkorn and those for every season such as sweet potato and forsythia. These five scone recipes are sure to meet your tea time needs and hit the spot. Spot of tea eh?

When Googling scones and tea one might think that each could not be without the other. While one can certainly enjoy JUST a scone or JUST a cuppa tea, these two certainly go together like milk and cookies, ice cream and a cone, or a donut and coffee.  

Enough of that pairing though, now I'm just hungry! I'm sure there is a scone recipe here today that you will enjoy! Just a quick note...

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The Feast of St. Fiacre - Our Farm's Patron Makes Today Special

So this special day snuck up on me rather quickly. Thank you to our friend and dear customer for reminding me that this day was in fact TODAY and not tomorrow, I almost missed it!

When we picked the name of our farm we did not have our business in mind per say. Rather we wanted to name this little patch of earth that God gave us, after someone who would watch over it and guide it. Today I thought I would share that story with all of you.

In our Catholic family we hold our faith very near and dear to us. It guides us in everything we do, from fair business practices, to educating our children, and even in growing our food. It is a Christian tradition to pick names for our children and to give them names of those warriors who fought for Christ. An example of virtue and Christian strength that our children might look up to as they grow. God's saint's are those examples. So picking a name for our farm would just the same.

There were many choices and for some St. Francis may have been the...

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Green Tea or Herbal Tea, Which is Better?

The clouds rolled in and there is a bit of summer drizzle. I'm wearing my first sweater of the season and that means that tea season is right around the corner! But the question looms like the clouds ... green tea or herbal tea, which is better?

We have all seen online and in the news that green tea is high in antioxidants, those free-radical killing little guys that we all need to keep our bodies healthy and free from junk. Green tea is lower in caffeine than black tea, and green tea is frequently used for weight loss. But what about herbal tea? The benefits of herbal tea also consumes areas of the news and social media. Turmeric tea is great for inflammation and arthritis, elderberry for boosting the immune system, herbal teas geared for detox and weight loss abound. 

That sure is a lot of options! Let's dive in and see which tea is really better and which tea has the most health benefits.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Everyday

First lets see what the benefits of green tea...

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