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            1. Showing posts with label Feel Good. Show all posts
              Showing posts with label Feel Good. Show all posts

              Friday, May 10, 2013

              All Natural Home made Strawberry Water


              Natural Strawberry Water
              I know, choosing to drink water can be difficult at times.  But, if you love strawberries as much as I do, try this recipe out.  You will find yourself looking forward to your next glass! 
              My garden strawberries are just about ready, so I am working on using up my frozen strawberries.  Aldi’s also had fresh strawberries on sale this week for 99¢. Fresh or frozen both work well to make water with.  It only takes a couple of minutes to make a pitcher full and it will disappear before you know it.

              Materials Needed:
              About two handfuls of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
              1 pitcher or 2qt mason jar
              Water
              Anything else you would like to add (I like lime)



              Method:
              Toss your strawberries in the bottom of your pitcher. Mash them up just a bit to release the juices.  I use a meat tenderiser hammer, but even the back side of a spoon would work. Add Ice if desired or anything else (limes, herbs, other fruit) that sounds good. Put a few cubes of ice in, fill container to the top with water and swirl around just a bit.

              I have found that you can refill the jug several times and still have good flavored water.  After three days I toss my fruit and start again.

              Now just sit back and enjoy your water.  This adds a hint of sweetness and strawberry to the water.  I like to add lime to my water. You could also add a bit of sugar if needed, but I think it is great without.

              Hint:
              My water pitcher has a slotted pour spout. This keeps the large chunks of fruit in the pitcher but lets some of the smaller fruit pieces through. 

              I also like to add a strawberry on the rim of my glass to give me the Spa Strawberry Water feel; I also like to munch on while I’m drinking. Normally though, my children get to my strawberry before I do!


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              Thursday, November 29, 2012

              Where it all began


              As I was watching my weekly fix of Oklahoma Gardening on TV I was struck by a segment on the Oklahoma Food Bank and others desperately needing fresh produce. The brief segment, aimed at home gardeners, asked them to donate their extra crops to their local food bank.

              At the time I had already been taking my extra produce, mainly cantaloupe & tomatoes, to a Faith Based student group at a local college that operates on 100% donated food.  When they don’t have food, they can’t operate and people miss meals.
              I realized that I had been called to do more. In the beginning I thought it was to just plant some extra plants. Then I realized that using my God given gifts, I needed to raise awareness and enlist others in this worthy cause.  Alone I am limited by what I can physically plant and harvest, but united we can do so much more. Together, we can make a substantial impact on hunger and health across America. 

              I’m not talking about ditching the grass and filling your backyard with food producing plants, just planning a few extra plants and donating those crops.  Even if you don’t have a yard, you can make an impact by container gardening indoors or out.
              By utilizing the information this blog aims to provide, we will have fun and be more efficient gardeners.  Saving time and money, though healthy organic gardening practices we will grow and give more. 

              Please join us!
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