Herb Infused Water

Are you looking for a new refreshing summer beverage?

Try using the bounty of all those herbs growing in your yard or available at your farmers market.

What you will need:

  • Quart sized glass Mason jar
  • 2 to 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 sprig tarragon
  • Filtered water

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Ginger & Mint Lemonade

What you will need:

  • Quart sized Mason jar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 cup local honey (raw preferred)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice or organic bottled
  • 1 1/2 cups cold filtered / spring water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)

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Crock-pot Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 12oz. to 16oz. box of dried pasta (I use Einkorn pasta)
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 3 cups of grated cheese (I used 1/2 cup of parmesan and the rest sharp cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup flour (I use Einkorn)
  • 1. Tbs. butter
  • 1 tsp. Celtic Sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

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Garlic & Herb Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Homemade salad dressing is easy to make, affordable and you control the ingredients.

Have you read the labels of most store-bought dressing?  Their ingredients can be downright scary. So let’s do this.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. mayo
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

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