Review: GardenHarvestSupply.com – Fall Gardening and recipes – Jam

It is Fall Gardening time!

As soon as you have minute check out The Garden Harvest Supply Website, I could spend hours looking at all the great items they sell, & it is never to soon to get your supplies ready for your spring garden or you could try your hand at a fall garden if you have never tried it.

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Review time!

I must say that the folks at Garden Harvest Supply are very friendly, & ship fast with good communication. I was in Contact with Joseph. So he picked a few products for me to review.

So as I mentioned above they sell Garden supplies from Organic Vegetable seeds & Garden tools, to Pest control & everything in between, & they are offering fall vegetable plants ready to ship now, so check them out & see what plants you might want to have for your fall garden here.

And while you are on the website create an account & start earning reward points for every purchase.

But that’s not all they sell so make sure & Check them out, you will be pleased you did.

Planting a fall garden with a family

Planting a garden & letting your children help is a valuable life lesson, & one our kids enjoy. Some of our favorite fall vegetables that are available right now on GardenHarvestSupply.com are:beets

Beets: We like beets pickled, or in homemade juice, lacto fermented, in salads, or cooked as a side. So healthy & tasty.

Brussels Sprouts: Kids love Brussels at least in our home, add a bit of coconut oil to a pan & pan fry them with salt, pepper & Apple cider vinegar, they are also great boiled or in juice.

Cabbage:  Oh so many uses, from cole slaw to cabbage rolls & everything in between, cabbage is also a juicing favorite in out house, try some cabbage & apple juice combined, emm, emm I even have a awesome pan fried cabbage recipe here.

Carrots: I must admit we like our carrots raw, in either carrot & raisin salad or juiced, or just as a snack. How do you make Carrot & raisin salad? like this.

Carrot & Raisin Salad

  • Grate about 3 to 4 cups of carrots
  • Grate 1 cup of apple of choice
  • add around a cup of raisins
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • & stir in Mayo or yogurt to your desired amount (try using homemade mayo in this recipe here)
  • Chill & serve

Cauliflower: Cauliflower like Turnips is one of those vegetables we like to mix with other things, great mixed with potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, great in salads or to just eat.

Broccoli: Awesome raw or cooked, great in salads, or as broccoli slaw, we even like some in our juice.

Kale: We love, love Kale, it is great in salads, or cooked but we mostly like Kale chips. Yes I am going to share my Kale chip recipe 🙂

Kale Chips

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (we have used aluminum foil too, but the paper does better.Kale Chips recipe
  • Cut off tender pieces of the kale, removing stems, keep the size around 50 cent piece, wash & pat dry
  • Lightly drizzle room temp coconut oil or Palm shortening (or oil of choice) on Kale in mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, or any other seasoning like garlic powder & mix up.
  • Put onto pan & cook 10 to 15 minutes checking every 5 minutes to make sure Kale chips do not burn, they should be light a crispy when done.
  • a healthy after school snack my kids love & ask for as often as they can
    baked Kale chips

Mrs. Millers Homemade Jam.

The product I am reviewing is Mrs. Millers, Homemade, Seedless, Black Raspberry Jam, but if you do not like black raspberry they have other flavors here.

Mrs Millers Jam 1Info on Garden Harvest Supply website on these Jams:

The recipes for Mrs. Millers’ jams and jellies have been handed down through generations. These delicious homemade jams and jellies are made by an old-order Amish family, the seedless_black_raspberry_nMillers, right on their farm in Ohio. All of Mrs. Miller’s Jam and Jellies are made from fresh, all-natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives.

Info on the Black Raspberry Jam here.

Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Seedless Black Raspberry Jam is chock-full of the juicy, flavorful black raspberries you love, but not the seeds. Just purely fruit-ful!

Ingredients:

  • Sugar, black raspberries, water, pectin, lemon  juice, citric acid.

Mrs Millers Jam 3Right away I was excited that this jam was seedless, yup I am one of those who does not like little seeds in my jams & jellies. We loved this jam on toast & homemade biscuits, in oatmeal & on pancakes. With 8 in the family the jar did not last to long (I knew I should have hidden Mrs Millers Jam 2it lol), I love the flavor & the fresh berry scent.

For us Jams & Jellies are a treat, we do not use them daily, & this was a treat we truly enjoyed. From the first pop of the lid being opened to scraping the bottom it tasted & smelled just like homemade.

So if you can not make your own Jam, or would like to just give a jar as a gift this Jam night be right for you

Of course my kids favorite use for this Jam was with our homemade nut butters on a sandwich & I am pretty sure that is how 80% of it was used. This Jam complimented the homemade nut butters very well.

So go check out GardenHarvestSupply.com & see what you can find to fall in love with.

Disclaimer: GardenHarvestSupply.com provided me with free samples of products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.

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Homemade Recipes: #1 Ranch Dressing – #2 Easy Chicken Casserole

Recipes from my family to yours!

Natural & Frugal / Photos by ChereeI originally had both these recipes in another blog post, but I decided to Share them again with you because we love them so much

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Did somebody say Ranch dressing? yes I think that was me!

Homemade ranch is a thing of beauty, once you tried it store-bought or packaged will be oh so yucky (original blog post)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder (or one diced up fine garlic clove is even better)
  • 1/4 teaspoon natural salt
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise (you could even make your own mayo & use it recipe here)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or better yet use milk kefir or homemade yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves, minced (or use dried parsley flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder (or fresh thinly sliced & minced onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bragg apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes (or fresh)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup homemade buttermilk or regular milk (as needed for desired consistency)
  • Optional 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Optional 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional 1 teaspoon of almost any Spike
  • Optional 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • Optional 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (we like to use Bragg liquid Aminos instead)

blogIn a bowl, combine ingredients Add the buttermilk to desired consistency and mix to combine, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thinning with more buttermilk if needed., store in air tight container

 And how about a family favorite: Chicken noodle casserole.

This can be made so many ways it never gets old, it is one of my families favorites, & we make it with any leftover meat we have so sometimes its ham casserole, or beef casserole etc. This is our go to meal on nights we have little time to cook, you know those days where it feels like you could not just breathe & count to 10 so much is going on, yea that’s casserole night here, plus my teens are very good at making it too (original blog post here)

Serves 8

  • 3 cups of diced cold left over chicken
  • 1 cup of homemade chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp finely fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp natural salt
  • 2 crushed fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup flour of choice (or corn starch, arrow-root, or potato starch, but you will need less of these)
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • 1 or 2 cups of shredded cheese
  • 2 bags of egg noodles (or other pasta or homemade pasta, or potatoe pasta)
  • optional: Left over, fresh, frozen or canned over brocoli, peas, mushrooms, spinach, green peppers etc (1 to 2 cups)

a1Cook noodles & set aside, Preheat oven to 350, in a saucepan add chicken, stock, water, parsley, pepper, salt, garlic, onions & milk,(add any veges now) bring to simmer stirring , slowly add flour till thickness desired, you can add more milk & more flour to make more. remove from heat , stir noodles & chicken gravy together, add 1/2 of cheese & stir *if desired add in homemade bread crumbs & a whisked egg), add to greased baking pan, top with cheese & bake till desired doneness( optional add bread crumbs to top before baking) you can even add homemade tomato sauce & paste instead of milk & flour, you can also use cream of mushroom soup but we avoid that (MSG) we have also used leftover Rice, Beans or Quinoa instead of pasta

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Info – Uses – Taking – Health – Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth – DE

Welcome to my blog post on an awesome product, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth,

This post is filled with a  review, info & uses of Food Grade DE by DiatomaceousEarth.com, so if you are ready let’s get started.

DiatomacousEarth.com is my preferred brand of Food Grade DE. 

Do you know what Diatomaceous Earth is? 
Commonly called DE.
DE is a type of sedimentary rock composed of tiny fossilized organisms called  diatoms.
DE is typically a lightly colored (white to gray)
DE is composed of fossilized shells. It comes in different  types, which vary in composition and particle size. Of these types, food grade,  which contains little crystalline silica, and “pool grade” silica, which  contains much more crystalline silica, are common.  Diatomaceous earth is filled  with tiny pores and sharp edges. These characteristics enable a multitude of applications.
DE can be found in such states as California, Nevada, Oregon and  Washington, but the United States also imports it from other diatomite-producing  countries such as Algeria, China, Denmark, France, Mexico and Russia.
DE should not be confused with Bentonite/Montmorillonite clay Powders as they are not the same, are taken differently & should not be mixed with or taken with DE.

Diatomaceous Earth: The Dirt You Can Eat and 5 Reasons Why You Should

I in no way can cover all that DE does in this blog post, so check out all the links & do your research & check out my blog post on Natural DIY Pest Control to see how to use DE for pest control here.

food grade diatomaceous earthMy DE journey: as my fans know I have been into natural since I was a kid, way over 30 years of research & understanding of natural products. DE is one of those products I came in contact with over the years & I knew it was a great natural product to use for pest control in organic gardening, I also knew it could be used in cows for parasites & other animals. But in & out of my life it went on more than one occasion as I really did not think about seeing how great it really was.

Then about 8 years ago as we were attempting to go totally DIY on as much as possible, cleaners body care, tooth products, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner etc DE kept coming up especially for home pest & flea issues. I again wanted to find some & try it in the oh so many ways I was reading about.

So I started researching Brands, & I tried so many brands I swear I started over, I found not all food DE is created equal, some literally made me to sick when I took it or burned my skin when using it as a mask or to treat my animals skin & fur etc. Some even smelled & looked wrong & even tasted very wrong. So yes knowing what you are getting is important.

I in my journey that finally just over a year ago got me to a point where I found the food grade Diatomaceous Earth by DiatomaceousEarth.com that worked amazing & the cost was right.

Food Grade DE is one of the top 10 used items in our home with a wide range of uses for humans & animals, I use it daily for me, my kids, our pets (Dogs, Cats, Chickens & have used it on many others) we use food grade DE to fight illness, for general health & wellness, for beauty & DIY cleaning & body care,  in the garden for pests, for ants & fleas on the animals, in the home, vehicles, yard garden, on plant & houseplants & give it to our animals for parasites. I also used it during my cancer.

Healthy fingernails & hair: My whole life no matter how well I ate, how healthy I was, no matter what I took my fingernails could never grow long, they just broke, chipped & peeled off (causing me to chew on them), They were horrible. Once I started taking Food Grade Diatomaceous earth (DE) daily instead of just as needed not only do I get many health benefits, pain relief etc I also within just a few weeks started having the fingernails I always wanted, healthy, strong & longer. if I get lazy & not take the DE daily they again look horrible but as long as I stay to my daily taking DE my nails are great looking. My hair also is much healthier when I take DE regularly, between DE & no poo I have resolved many hair & scalp issues including balding & thin spots.

When taken & used daily food grade DE is said to help these issues & condition & many people agree
Alzheimer’s, Anti-Inflammatory, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Bloating and Flatulence, Blood Sugar, Regulation, Blood Pressure Control, Bone Strength, Bronchitis, Candida, Cholesterol Control, Chronic Fatigue, Collagen Generation, Colon Cleanser, Detox & Cleansing, Diabetes/Pancreas, Digestive Aid, Diuretic, Emphysema, Hair/Nail Growth and Health, Heavy Metal Detoxifier, Hypoglycemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint/Tendon Health, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Scabies
Skin/Complexion, Stimulates Metabolism, Strengthens Blood Vessels, Teeth and Gums, Thyroid Problems, Tissue Repair, Varicose Veins, Worms and Parasites

DE

Food Grade Diatomaceous earth

Before I say anymore on just how great DE is I want to say a bit more about DiatomaceousEarth.com DE. I have found it works the best for fleas on my animals & in my home, I also prefer it’s taste to other DE brands. My kids also prefer the taste to other brands.

DiatomaceousEarth.com has a Facebook page where you can ask questions & read info & uses.  I recommend this great quality Brand of DE & yes I have had some great health benefits from using it & so have friends & fans who purchased it. If you have tried DE & thought it just did not live up to the hype or it tasted totally wrong it very well could be the brand you are using. Many just decide to go to the feed store etc & buy DE in bulk & yes sometimes amazingly you can find a good quality brand at a feed store & that is a score for you, but mostly the brands you get are great for using in barns & around animals but will in no way give you the desired benefits you are looking for. So spend a little extra & get good quality food grade DE for yourself.

How I use Food grade DE:
I use containers to store my DE in that I have saved like gallon glass jars & if I do not have enough of them I also use 1 gallon ice cream buckets. I keep DE in a reused parmesan cheese shaker for ease of use

 I take it: DE is a go to item for me, I take it mainly just in water, but most can not handle the grittiness or taste in just water. But I always say I have taken far worse so DE is not bad at all. But it can be added to almost any food or drink, juices, teas, smoothies on & on, whatever it takes for you to get in what you need daily. Always start off with low amounts & gradually build up, if stomach issue start build up even slower. It is great to ward off illness, to build the immune system, to promote sleep, alkaline body, help your body absorb vitamins, detox etc

For pain: It is a go to for me for any pain, alone taken in water it is awesome for pain relief of almost any kind, especially waking up not hurting so bad (back &  joints) but if I have pain that needs eased fast I mix DE & baking soda in water & drink & an even more effective combo is DE, colloidal silver & baking soda in water.

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Skin care: I mix it with water in a paste & gently exfoliate my skin/face, it can also be mixed with raw honey for a face mask, We brush our teeth with it twice a week to whiten & to remove excess plaque etc. (do not brush daily with DE) DE can be mixed with other things to make a great face mask, like  Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens powder, Coconut oil, olive oil, hair oil, Clay powder etc. (my teens love DE for skin care)

Fleas, ticks & pests on animals: I sprinkle it on my animals fur & rub in for fleas & ticks, I also sprinkle their bedding & add to their food, My pets fur stay so shiny & healthy with them taking DE & their skin looks better than it ever did before I started rubbing it on them, & as a plus it kills ear mites. (more pest control uses here)

Fleas, bedbugs & pests in house: If fleas get in the house we sprinkle it along baseboard, on beds, furniture etc & leave as long as possible or over night then vacuum up if needed (I tend to leave in areas like animal bedding or along baseboard behind things) I also use it in my cupboards to kill roaches, silver fish, ants or other creepy crawlies. (bedbugs)

Spiders…Ants…Fleas…Cockroaches…Bedbugs…Earwigs…Silverfish…Millipedes…Centipedes

DE will kill any bug with an exoskeleton, so that covers most of the other bugs we don’t like too. Most will die within 24 hours.

To get rid of all these creepy crawlies from your home, simply sprinkle the DE powder in the places where they are getting into your home, hanging out & hiding. Some of the best places to use it are around doorways, windows, baseboards, under beds, between mattress & box springs, cupboards, drawers, closets, air ducts, pet bedding, under furniture & under cushions. You can also use diatomaceous earth directly on ants‘ nests if they are too close to the house.

Whether you use it indoors or out, it is vital that you keep DE dry as it becomes ineffective when it gets wet, so if it gets wet re apply. 

Chicken (& any other animals): For my free range chickens it keeps pests (including mites) away, I sprinkle it where they sun themselves & take dirt baths & in their food, it keeps them looking so healthy & they lay better (I also give them other things)

Proseslants, Garden, Houseplants: Simply sprinkle right on the plants & around the base, apply right after watering but not to a very wet plant, does not work if to wet, apply once wet from rain or watering, I reapply daily. Can be applied on leaves, branches, blooms, fruits & vegetables.

Naturally kill & repel Aphids & worms (& other pests): I found lots of Aphids & tiny green worms eating my roses & leaves on my rose bushes So I very slightly sprayed the rose bushes with peroxide water & then sprinkled Food grade diatomaceous earth on them, I did this one day & I sprinkled more DE on them the next day after it rained & I checked that afternoon & all the aphids & worms were dead or gone. The DE works better not wet so if it rains let the plant dry some before reapplying, & I only used peroxide water the one day because it was windy, so I only sprayed it on lightly so the DE would stick to the bugs & worms. (kill most bugs & pests the natural way inside & outside with DE)

Please be aware that DE will kill Honey bees if used close to their hives on flowers they frequent.

Cleaning: It can even be used in cleaning mixed with baking soda as scrubbing powder.

I added info on using DE for face/skin, bedbugs & fleas/pests

Links:
My testimonial on using PureEarthD DE on my animals for fleas & ticks with soon be on the DiatomaceiousEarth.com website
I have lots of great info on using DE here
I have a Pinterest board here
Diatomaceous earth (Food grade) Taking info

Note:
So in no way am I saying run out & take DE or give it to your family & animals, I am only telling you info from others, & how I use it. I always recommend you consult a DR (holistic) & do research on everything

 While the FDA has labeled it food grade, and approved diatomaceous earth for
human and animal consumption, the FDA has not approved DE as an internal
parasite control. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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