Thursday, June 21, 2018

Making Detox Water

Making Detox Water 

"Try this!" I handed a glass of water to the farmer as he was coming in the kitchen, "What is that?" I smirked, "Detox water." He drank another sip which meant he liked it! Yay Me!

I've been trying to lose weight for a month, even more desperately in the last two weeks. So detox water has been the go-to in our house. I actually think detox water may have replaced sweet tea this week. Crazy, right? Here is everything you need to know about detox water! 

How are you feeling?
Constipated? Bloated? Gassy? Have headaches? Fatigued? Achy & sore? Nauseous? Do you have belly fat, skin problems, food cravings, low energy, bad breath or mood swings? 

If you can read that last part and you're sitting there thinking, "Jeez, Adrian, how did you know?" Then join the club of us that are full of toxins. 
It's time to detox our bodies y'all! 

How do I even begin? 

Find yourself a pitcher, glass, or jar to keep your water stored in. 

I used one of my crystal pitchers. Fill it with fruits and herbs. I used a mix of strawberries, lemon, and basil.
(I knew that I liked sweeter flavors so I used lots of strawberries, almost an entire clamshell of them. I sliced one lemon and used three big basil leaves.) 

Pour water over the fruit and let it sit 24 hours in the fridge. You can refill it with water once or twice but after a couple days the fruit will begin to taste bitter and will no longer be good. 

What are some other mixes I can use? 

Cucumber + Watermelon

Strawberry + Lemon + Basil 

Raspberry + Lime 

Blackberries + Mint 

Blueberry + Mint + Kiwi

Pineapple + Lemon + Pomegranate

Strawberry + Cucumber + Lime

Watermelon + Mint 

You'll notice there are no measurements on my mixes list, the reason for that is that everyone has different taste buds. I prefer sweetness over acidity or savory so I know to use more of the sweet fruits like the berries. Make your detox water the way you want. Enjoy & detox! 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Summer Projects: Fruit Stand Popsicles

Photo Credit: One Little Project

Fruit Stand Popsicles

What You'll Need: 
  • Fruit: Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries etc.
  • Coconut Water, Juice, Sprite, 7 up,  etc.
  • Popsicle molds that can be bought at Walmart or any other general home store. 
Cut up your fruit if it's larger and for berries just pop them into the mold then pour the water, juice, sprite etc. over the fruit, place them in the freezer and freeze them. Enjoy when the weather is hot and your mouth is dry! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

FROM THE FRUIT STAND: Blooming Onion Recipe

PHOTO CREDIT: All Recipes - Aquarius Gal
The fruit stands are opening now. We have a new one in Tifton opening possibly tomorrow, the Church's Chicken location is still open, the Agrirama location on Saturday mornings and the Waycross location should be opening soon. With all these locations open there's no reason at all that Y'all should not have any Georgia produce! One of the products we have is onions! Onions are good but a blooming onion is better! Try out this recipe for an incredible snack that will make your mouth water like mine is at this very moment!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Trip to Cumberland Island

 I needed a day off the farm.

Some weeks feel so long and so exhausting. It feels almost as though I get in a rut. Sometimes you just need to escape your own reality for just a little bit. So, you're probably wondering where my escape is, am I right? It's a place with mansion ruins, beaches, moss-covered oak trees, magnolia trees all blooming, and wild horses roaming all over the place.
It began in St. Mary's, Ga. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

When the Farmer & I married each other, I had this sort of come clean meeting with him. It went a little like this,

"Hey, by the way, I can't cook much of anything but I can bake like a champ." 

Can you see my husband's face now as we are moving into our new home and he finds out that I can't cook too well? The first few months of our marriage I heard a lot of "Practice makes perfect." and "Just watch some cooking shows, you'll get the hang of it some time." 

Being a farm wife, you have to know how to cook. It's like it's a requirement. So I dove headfirst into cookbooks and told myself that all I really had to do was just follow directions. That's when I realized that many recipes are about as honest as I was when I told the Farmer I could cook. So I practiced & experimented. Then did it some more. At some point, I began cooking edible food haha!

When it comes to baking though, that is my field. I have always claimed baking as my strong suit. When one of my friends came to me asking for really good cookies though I clammed up. "I don't know any good cookie recipes. I do cakes and cupcakes but I've never actually made homemade cookies." It was at that moment that I decided to find the perfect cookie recipe. So as I did with my cooking, I practiced and experimented. Then I found this recipe. 

(Also, the website I usually use to make the printable recipes is down. Until I can find another website to let me do printable recipes Y'all will just have to hang in there with me! Thank You!)