Archive | August, 2014

Labor Day Libations

29 Aug

LO Fruit Beverage is a refreshing, perfect end of summer drink, for those looking for a provision at the end of long, hot, summer day or anyone who stays clear of alcohol. LO can be mixed with anything, including sparkling water, seltzer or a delicious smoothie.

Pomegranate and mango are two flavors that mixed with additional ingredients or on their own, pack enough of a healthy punch to get you through the day and then perk up the night when combined with the necessary ingredients for a cocktail.

One 10-ounce serving of LO Fruit Beverage contains 35-45 calories, found in one whole fruit. For those counting carbs, one bottle is eight to 11 grams, or staying away from sugars (seven to 10 grams). It’s also a certified low glycemic index (GI) product, clinically tested by GI laboratories, kosher, vegan, and gluten free.

Drink one on its own or mix with your favorite end of summer refresher.

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 5.30.09 PMPomegranate LO Splash

Pomegranate LO Splash is the perfect drink for relaxing on the water. The sweet pomegranate and tangy limejuice transport drinkers to a tropical paradise.

Recipe

Combine 1 oz. vodka with 1 oz. of the Pomegranate LO Fruit Beverage. Add in ¼ oz. of limejuice. Shake well with ice then strain over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 5.25.04 PMGuiltless Mango Mojito

Start the festivities with a delectable mango blend that is sure to get you moving.

Recipe

Mix together 1 ½ oz. white rum and 3 oz. Mango Mojito LO Fruit Beverage. Shake ingredients well with ice and strain over fresh glass of ice. Spruce it up with a sprig of mint.

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 5.23.56 PMFruity Champs

Calling all housewives (and wannabes), hold the hard liquor and keep it classy with your favorite champagne. No recipe needed – just add your favorite LO to champagne for an exciting, bubbly twist.

 

 

LO Fruit Beverages are available at natural foods and specialty grocers across the U.S., including Whole Foods, select Walgreen’s, and Rite Aid stores.

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Flowers, Flowers, Flowers – oh, and a Second Saturday Volunteer Day

11 Aug

Wilson Street Urban Farm

Howdy All!

This month I ‘d thought I’d showcase a lovely, evolving aspect of our farm.  My daughter, Keturah, grows flowers, arranges them into beautiful bouquets, and offers them for sale on Thursdays when our CSA members come to pick up their shares.  I call it “evolving” because this is the first year she has attempted to have bouquets ready for sale regularly, although she has grown flowers in previous years.  All the flowers you see in the pictures have been tenderly nurtured and creatively arranged by Keturah.  Imagine tidbits of sunshine and color such as these sitting in your home to bring a smile to your face each day.

Just a reminder that this Saturday is the second saturday of the month and therefore, our volunteer day.  The weather should be fine, so come on down to the farm and join us from 9:00 until 12:00 for a day filled with productive…

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Honey Cinnamon Cookies

4 Aug

Eat My Shortbread

I have been on a huge honey kick the last few weeks and realized that the only cookie I’ve really used honey is has been peanut butter! Peanut butter honey cookies are for sure great, but the peanut butter is the main focus, and I wanted a cookie that made honey the star. Cinnamon seemed like the perfect muted compliment to the honey, so here we are! This makes about 20 cookies. These are dense and sweet, and adding the glaze makes a huge difference in how perfect they are.

You will need:
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

And for the glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp honey

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Start off by combining your oil and sugar. Beat…

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