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It's HOT, y'all. We have had a long and cool spring, an unusually cool early summer, and a pretty nice steady amount of rain so far. But summer is here.  Like it or not. And I don’t know about you, but summer heat is not my favorite. I love the colors and foods of summer, but I can do without the rising temperatures. So, I am always looking for ways to cool off in an enjoyable way. Not everyone can have a swimming pool, or creek, or lake nearby. But staying hydrated from the inside is very important as the...

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And just like that, we're on a warming trend.Of the short amount of years I've spent in Oklahoma, this is the first year that the seasons have slowly and gracefully, faded from one into the next.  Despite the rain, this has been a very pleasant spring.  Our greens have enjoyed the cooler temperatures, but our summer crops are struggling to find the heat and sunshine.But it's finally here.Summertime means school is out, family vacations, warm days, relaxing in the pool, grilling on the weekends, and keeping up with the yard.It also means that our farm in bursting with freshness.  Which...

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Pork, it’s what’s for dinner. For our large and busy family, I need an easy meal that I can fix quickly and not have to think about until dinnertime.  What's not to love about a protein surrounded by vegetables, all in one pot, all ready at the same time? I’m sure you’re with me on that! Which is why crock pots, and instant pots are so popular! And cooking a pork roast is just as easy and tasty as any beef roast.  In fact, my husband prefers our pork roasts over beef!   This recipe for cooking a tender pork roast...

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Every year for Christmas, we bake cookies for our church family, friends and neighbors. It has been a tradition for the kids and I for years! I know some of you may have to make cookies for school parties, or maybe a cookie exchange with friends, or you bake Christmas cookies with your grandkids. I know, this isn't my regular, "healthy" type blog post.  BUT, I do have a few weakness in my all-natural eating lifestyle.  And if you use all organic ingredients, and of course ANYTHING made absolutely from scratch has got to be better for you.  Right......?  OK, maybe...

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Thanksgiving is such a fun time with family and friends.  And we usually go overboard with our cooking.  But typically a turkey gives a family a lot more meat than we can eat in one sitting.  Even with extra guests at the table! Do you host Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Or do you go to a family member’s home?  This year, my family came into town for a visit.  It was so much fun having all of the cousins together.  It's not often we are able to get all of our families together! If you’re like me, you only...

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