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With the days getting colder, and cozy weather coming upon us, there’s nothing I like better than settling down with my family, in front of a warm fire with a hot mug of chocolate warming my hands.And when my kids come in from playing out in the snow, or from chores on a cold day, I try to have their favorite hot chocolate waiting for them! I found this recipe several years ago, and it is our absolute favorite! And you guys know I don’t like anything that comes from a package, so this from scratch recipe with a healthy...

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When I hear the words “cold and flu season” I get jumpy.  Now add COVID to the mix, and most people start in on the stress and anxiety. We homeschool, live in the country, and keep a clean household, but that doesn’t mean our family isn’t ever exposed to germs! Just a quick trip to the store, Sunday morning church service, or a handshake from an acquaintance is enough to pass along a simple cold. Did you know there are some things you can do to ward off cold and flu germs, or at the very least, shorten the lifespan...

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I love soup season. When I was little, I looked forward to when that first cold spell would come through and my mom would start making soup, stew, chili, and homemade bread. It's comfort food.  Especially when the cozy days of fall and frosty winter start to set in, and I crave something warm and hearty to fill me up after chores! One of our favorites is Lasagna Soup.  It has most of the ingredients of lasagna, with a bit of a twist! And if you are low carb, or don't care for pasta, you can totally leave that part...

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Arugula... Maybe you know it.  Maybe you're suspicious of it.  Maybe you're scared of it because you can't pronounce it. Whatever the case, you should really get to know more about this healthy, nutritious green. OK, so some people say it's spicy, and arugula does have a kick to it, but mixed in with a salad, or added to your favorite sandwich, you get a good dose of nutrient rich greens and a little tangy flavor to your meal! The Many Health Benefits of Arugula Arugula contains many of the same benefits as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts.  Leafy greens...

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So, what's the deal with red okra? Over the last few years, we have grown red, or burgandy okra.  It's always a fun conversation starter at the market and farm.  But I often get asked... what does it taste like, how do you cook it, why is it red...? Red okra tastes just like any other kind of okra.  Same flavor, same shape and size, and when you cut it open, it has the same type of seed and color. We eat our okra raw.  And if you have a raw diet, the red is more tender and less hairy,...

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