As long as I can remember, I’ve loved the cold creamy texture of ice cream. As a kid, I preferred hand dipped peppermint ice cream. Then as an adult my tastes changed and I found myself gravitating towards butter pecan, java chip, and the decadent appeal of vanilla ice cream with chunks of cherry and chocolate (just thinking about these flavors makes my mouth water). Unfortunately, having struggled to digest dairy products my entire life (I’ll spare you the details), I’ve always regretted the decision to give into my sweet tooth….UNTIL NOW. [Read more…]
For Valentine’s Day we decided to enjoy a low key evening at home. No commercialized cards or obligatory chocolates. No overpriced flowers or jam-packed restaurants. Just us (and the dog). It was nice, really.
Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is a celebration of relationships, we decided to celebrate a very special relationship in our lives. One that neither of us could live without (literally). A relationship that many people take for granted, or even abuse. This relationship is so important to our well-being that each day it has the ability to build us up and make us stronger or, depending on our life decisions, it can also tear us down and make us weak.
I’ve been playing around with tropical smoothie recipes for awhile and they always seem to come out bitter. How can that be when each individual ingredient is naturally sweet?!? Truth be told, making smoothie recipes that taste good SOUNDS easy, but getting the perfect blend of sweet and savory has its challenges. After talking it over with a friend, it was suggested that I add a natural sweetener like honey to counter the bitterness. Excited to see if honey was the missing ingredient I hurried home and tried this addition. [Read more…]
Warning: If you’re not already addicted to balls, you will be after trying these bad boys. They are not addictive in a destructive manner like drugs, Pokemon Go, alcohol, or the famous “Song That Never Ends” (yes it goes on and on my friends). Rather, they are addictive in an unsuspecting and pleasant way. We enjoy them so much that we often make a double batch. Lucky for us (and for you), these delicious treats take less than 10 minutes to make, including clean up. [Read more…]
Last week I could have SWORN that I overheard my mom and dad (the rents) discussing “reefers”. Since it is unlike them to discuss such taboo topics, I disregarded their conversation under the assumption that I must have misheard. Then, later that week I heard them talking about “reefers” a second time. This time I knew my ears didn’t deceive me. As I continued to eaves drop (because how else are you going to listen to someone else’s conversation of which you are not invited to participate?), [Read more…]
If you know me very well then you know I’m a HUGE fan of smoothies. Not a fair-weather fan like many NFL team so-called “supporters”, but a true die hard fan like my Nana was of the Dallas Cowboys. She rooted for them from the day they were founded in 1960 up until her passing in 2012. I imagine my commitment to smoothies being similar to how ABBA fans (such as my husband) are unwavering even though they are regularly ridiculed by mean-spirited bullies (such as my husband’s wife…whom shall remain nameless). [Read more…]
There are a lot of things that I don’t miss from my old eating habits (soda, donuts, cappuccino, etc), but I do occasionally miss the refreshing taste of a good cherry limeade. I remember when I was 16 (oh to be sweet 16 again…) I decided to give up soda for lent. I typically drank 1 can of soda a day and thought I would use lent as a motivator to kick that nasty habit. Thinking I was being a good girl by avoiding soda while simultaneously getting some fresh fruits into my diet (cherries and limes), during the six week observance of lent I would go to Sonic daily and buy one of their famous cherry limeades. Did I order a Small? (Ummmmm no…) Perhaps a Medium? [Read more…]
All parents know that one day their children will go through “the change” and begin to take an interest in certain parts of the human body that they were previously unaware even existed. Even though I knew this day was coming, somehow that didn’t make it any easier. I’m writing about it in today’s post in hopes that many of you can relate to [Read more…]
Now that we’ve established local colloquialisms for our farm and crew, it’s time to come up with a slogan. You know, a real attention grabber. Something that makes you say “Hey, this place looks pretty cool/interesting/weird” (ok, maybe not weird….then again, if weird is your thing….). I’ve ranked our proposed catch(y) phrases as either Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver, or Gold as a tribute to the summer Olympics (which is currently taking place in Rio).
Honorable mention: [Read more…]
We made a trip out to our land this weekend and were admiring the custom metal signs that adorned many of the entrances to properties along the way. In typical American fashion, after seeing the signs, I HAD to have one for our property. Literally, my life could not go on until I came up with the PERFECT idea for our entry sign. But what would it say? Do we put our entire name “Majestic Farmacy” or do we abbreviate? And then it hit me. In today’s busy world it is common practice for people to abbreviate their text messages and emails. Acronyms such as LOL, OMG, BTW, ILY, and WTF (which obvisouly stands for Well That’s Fantastic) are widely used and recognized by individuals of all ages. So, in order to keep up with the times, I’ve come up with a proposed acronym for our entry sign. [Read more…]