Borage and Bumbles

Borage is my all time favorite annual herb to grow! It is not only stunningly blue, with a mild cucumber taste, but it is my yearly gift to the bees. I can get lost in the moment, while daydreaming among the borage plants, observing and photographing the bees at work…

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Rise and Shine Breakfast Cookies

This weekend, I felt the pull to create a breakfast cookie, filled with health and wellness!  As much as I love eggs, toast and bacon, there are times I need something fast.  I have never been a fan of cereal, for it doesn’t fill me up for long.  Before I am finished with morning chores in the barn, my tummy is already asking for more!  Plus, I have three teenagers that eat…constantly!  Having healthy choices for them is always my goal.  If teenagers see freshly baked cookies on the counter, they disappear instantly!  They don’t even think to ask what healthy goodness I might have hidden in these morning treats! These cookies are filled with such amazing goodness…shhhhhh…don’t tell the kids!  Enjoy! Continue reading “Rise and Shine Breakfast Cookies”

Soul Organics

I am always elated to discover new health and wellness products to add to my morning smoothies. My goal is for my smoothies to be the best breakfast powerhouse as possible!  While researching spirulina, the ultimate green super food that I was excited to add to my health and wellness regiment, I discovered the company, Soul Organics.  After learning about their philosophy and products, I knew this was a company I wanted to support.  Here are some tidbits about Soul OrganicsContinue reading “Soul Organics”

Basil & Nasturtium Pesto

Spring is in the air and seedlings are sprouting!  This means, that before long, I will be enjoying an array of fresh herbs from our herb garden.  The thyme and lavender are just waking up from their winter’s rest.  Cilantro seeds have sprouted in the hoop house and soon will be a wonderful addition to freshly made salsa.  Flowers are calling and I am anxiously waiting to plant my borage seeds, saved from last year!  (Borage is a beautiful gift for the bees!)  What could top all of this?   Two words… basil and nasturtium.  Why, you might ask?  One word…PESTO! Continue reading “Basil & Nasturtium Pesto”