Friday, July 3, 2015

Insta Friday July Week 1

Well Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! We hope you all have some fun times planned with family and friends. We have watermelon, barbecue, and fireworks in our future here on the farm and I can't wait! Stay safe and we will see you all back here on Monday. 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

4th of July on the Farm

How do we celebrate the 4th of July here on the farm? Well good food and barbecue is a no brainer. Small home town parades, inflatable water slides, family from all over the country, lots of lavender and honey bees, fireworks, and silly string. I wish all of our Lavender Apple friends could join us. 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend full of fun, family, and friends. Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

4th of July Recipe Round Up

Today I thought it would be fun to feature some of the amazing recipes I've seen floating around for the 4th of July. I think adding themed deserts or sides to your 4th of July celebrations makes everything feel so much more festive and memorable. Here are some fresh and very tasty ideas of how you can ramp up your food ideas for the fourth. 

American Flag Pie from The Winthrop Chronicles

Adorable 4th of July Popsicles from Stagetecture

Patriotic Fruit Salad from Whole and Heavenly Oven

Gorgeous Strawberry Blueberry Shortcakes from Whats Gaby Cooking

Oh so cute watermelon on a stick from Skinny Taste

Do you have any other fun Fourth of July recipes you enjoy? If so, we'd love to hear about them. Now that I've got the sweet side of life covered, its time to go find some grilling ideas! Happy 4th!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Painting the underside of your kitchen table!

As a parent, you are bound to get persuaded into fort building on quite a regular basis. Spending so much time underneath my kitchen table reading and pretending, gave me a great idea. My husband loves when I come up with an idea on my very own - no pinterest needed! Haha. I decided to paint a sky on the underside of our kitchen table! 

This was the perfect easy afternoon craft. You simply flip your table over and freehand whatever storms, clouds, stars, whatever your imagination can think up. And as you can see from the smudges, our son got involved too! We used acrylic paint, which is inexpensive, durable, and dries quickly. I was unsure if my son would love it, but he has spent every single day playing under our table "in his cave" since the day we painted it. It was so quick and cheap and he has gotten so much enjoyment from it. 

And the best part is, when he gets bored with it, we can simply paint over it and add new characters or scenes and it will be like new to him again! I also love that when our table is sitting in our kitchen and company comes over, my house looks perfectly clean and orderly, but there is a world of fun still available to our little man. Give it a try on your kitchen table and you won't regret it! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pork Scaloppine with Coconut Flour

Who doesn't love when a recipe calls for an inexpensive cut of meat? It's such a great way to keep the grocery bill in check while keeping your family satisfied. Pork loin is delicious, and you can actually get the precut pork steaks on sale frequently. This dish is tart, savory, and oh so satisfying. The other thing I love about this meal is it's use of coconut flour. Coconut flour can be used the same way traditional flour can, only its much healthier for you. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber. It's low in sodium, carbohydrates, and cholesterol. It's an excellent ingredient for anyone that has gone gluten free as well. 

2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces egg noodles 
4 precut pork loin steaks
1/4 cup coconut flour (found here
1 teaspoon Lavender Apple herbs de provence (found here)
2/3 cup white wine
1 large garlic clove, minced 
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons parlsey, chopped

Cook your noodles in salted boiling water for about 8 minutes. Pat your pork steaks dry with a paper towel, then give them a good sprinkle of salt and pepper and cover them with the flour and herbs de provence. Heat your oil in a large skillet. Brown the pork on each side (about 2-3 minutes) then move them to a plate and set aside. In the same skillet and your butter and wine and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly reduced. Then add your garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add your egg noodles to a large bowl, place your chops on top, then cover everything with the sauce and parsley. Salt and pepper as needed.  

These golden pork loin steaks, atop dripping noodles have such a wonderful flavor for a dish that comes together in just minutes. How else have you used coconut flour? We'd love to hear from you!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Insta Friday June Week 4

I know I say this every month, but can you believe this month is already almost over? Where does the time go? Before you know it lavender harvest will be upon us. Which reminds me! We have lots to do. Gotta get back to it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Come see at the Salt Lake Farmers Market if you can! 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Migraine Help

I have so many loved ones who suffer from crazy migraines. They sound just awful, debilitating sometimes. That is why I absolutely love the Lavender Apple's Eye Pillows. Our lavender eye pillows are hand cut and sewn from the finest silks. Then we fill them with flax and our organic lavender buds. After a full day of eye strain, nothing feels better than a cool and soothing eye pillow. These freeze beautiful and are so relaxing to use as you relax in the evening. With all of us being glued to our electronic devices these days, we find more and more customers who absolutley need and love our eye pillows. We hope you will too. You can order yours HERE


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