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Easy 4 Ingredient Watermelon Soup
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The Best Cat Bed Ever (Seriously) – ComfyCat Cat Cave
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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake
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Cheesy Vegetable Farm Omelette
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What I Love: Lollipops! (Especially Blueberry Muffin Lollipops!)
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Mini Blueberry Crumble Muffins
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Quick Visit to the Land – Setting up Cameras, Getting Ready for the Fence!
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Mint Herbal Tea, My Solution for Headaches
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What I Love: Dill Pickle Cashews

Easy 4 Ingredient Watermelon Soup

Watermelon soup is a delicious warm soup.  In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

Yes, it’s the last day of February and I’m giving you a watermelon recipe because I like to go against the blog rules of only putting recipes on your site that are “in season”.  To be honest, watermelon can always be in season if you freeze your Summer watermelons.  If you ever have a watermelon that you think you can’t eat completely, don’t let it go to waste! Just chop it up, or turn it into watermelon juice, throw in the freezer and you’ll have it for months to enjoy!    That way it can be Winter and you can enjoy this Hot Watermelon Soup!

(This is watermelon juice that I freeze. I just throw chunks of watermelon in the blender and then measure 2 cups into a freezer bag).
This Hot Watermelon Soup is very simple to make witWatermelon soup is a delicious warm soup. In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

This Watermelon Soup makes me happy because I just want to grab my sunhat and a shovel and run to the garden.  I have been getting the garden shivers lately.  You know the garden shivers, right?  It’s when you’re so excited for the garden season that every time you think about what you’re going to grow you just start to shake with excitement.  I’m not a doctor but I will confirm that garden shivers are not dangerous at all, instead they cause happiness.   When I eat this Watermelon Soup, either in the Summer or the Winter, it makes me think of the garden and all the great memories that come along with it (not to mention the power of saying “I grew this!”).   So I like to consider it a happy soup!

Watermelon soup is a delicious warm soup. In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!

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The Best Cat Bed Ever (Seriously) – ComfyCat Cat Cave

Let’s just get to the point.  This is the best cat bed/cat cave ever. Seriously.  I don’t usually proclaim things “the best” but we’ve never had a cat bed that’s performed this well with all of our cats.  Every single one immediately went to sleep in this bed, as well as lounged and wrestled for it.  We only have one bed, and I think I need 3 now because there’s a waiting line outside of it.  I feel like one cat will stay in there for as long as they can until they either have to eat, or another cat tries to be brave and fight them for it.  

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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

I’m a dessert kinda girl.  I eat dinner, and then sit for about 15 minutes.  During those 15 minutes I try to act cool but my brain is in overdrive thinking about dessert. What should it be?  A few dark chocolate pieces?  A peanut butter cup?  A apple spice crumble bar? A brownie? The decisions!

Lately I’ve been craving cake but having a entire cake in my kitchen is putting me in the pure danger zone. Say goodbye to the food groups, now it’s just going to be cake.    There’s a easy way to solve this craving though – single serving cake!  Not only does this taste delicious, but it takes less than 2 minutes to make! 2 minutes for a delicious sugary soft piece of Blueberry Mug Cake? Yes, please!

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Next time you have a sweet tooth and you want a piece of cake, but know having a full cake in your house isn’t a good move, reach for your mug and  make this single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake!

Grab all your dry ingredients and put it in a mug.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now add your wet ingredients.   This recipe uses ½ of a egg.  I would highly suggest you only half of the egg, not the entire thing, as it will be too “egg spongy”.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now mix it up until it reaches a cake batter consistency.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

 

Gently add your blueberries and mix around.  You can use fresh or frozen berries.  I always keep them in my freezer, they are great to add to your breakfast oatmeal too!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now comes the easy baking party. Throw it in the microwave for 60-80 seconds. After 60 seconds, check in on it every 10 seconds until you see it has that bouncy cake quality.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Add some sugar on top – regular or powdered sugar.  You could also add some melted chocolate or frosting on top if you’d like.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Take a bite and enjoy this Blueberry Mug Cake!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Blueberry Sponge Cake in a Mug
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 pinch of salt
  4. 2 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon butter - softened
  6. 1/2 egg - beaten (or use 2 tablespoons apple sauce)
  7. 2 drops vanilla extract
  8. 2 tablespoons blueberries
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mug, being gentle not to crush the blueberries.
  2. Put in microwave for 60-80 seconds, checking to see when it becomes cake like.
  3. Pour a little sugar on top. Eat directly out of mug.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Servings: 1 (just for you!)
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 SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

 

 

Cheesy Vegetable Farm Omelette

Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables!   This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step!  The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have – my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

I call this recipe “Vegetable Farm Omelette” because you can throw into it as man veggies as you can fit.  The omelette can be tweaked depending on the season.   It needs to become best friends with your garden or farmer’s market.   I threw broccoli, tomatoes and peppers in mine because those are my favorites (and what’s always in my fridge).  I think this combo of veggies are a winner, but feel free to add in onions or carrots or chopped up spinach or kale to make your omelette more “you”.

Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables! This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step! The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have - my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

There’s a few keys to a perfect omelette.  You need a good egg recipe.  You need to have the right size pan.  You need to know when’s the exact time to flip one side over.    I’m here to help you with all of this.

Ready to make a life changing Vegetable Farm Omelette?  Let’s go!

First, cut up your veggies.  You want to cut them pretty small.  If the vegetables are too big your omelette might fall apart and we don’t want that. This is about a tablespoon of tomatoes, green pepper and a handful of broccoli.  If some of it doesn’t fit, that’s ok, you can just throw it on the omelette when you serve it.
Cheesy Vegetable Omelette is packed with garden fresh vegetables! This breakfast recipe is easy to make and shows you how to make a perfect cheesy omelette step by step! The best part is that you can customize it what veggies you have - my favorite are tomatoes, broccoli and peppers to add in!

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What I Love: Lollipops! (Especially Blueberry Muffin Lollipops!)

I love lollipops.  Not just any lollipops though.  I’m talking about the ones that are bursting with flavor and take at least 30 minutes to finish.  Lollipops are one of  my go to snacks during the afternoon to prevent me from snacking away when I’m between lunch and dinner.   The taste makes me happy while keeping me preoccupied so I don’t reach for a brownie instead.  

My favorite brand of lollipops is Linda’s Lollies.  They are the best!  When you compare Linda’s Lollies to another brand you can immediately taste the difference.  These lollipops don’t taste artificial at all.  They come in amazing flavors with each actually tasting like their name.   A lollipop that tastes like a blueberry muffin? It exists.  A lollipop that tastes like maple pancakes? It exists.  A lollipop that tastes like sherbet ice cream? It exists.    Every time I try a new flavor I’m amazed by how they do it.  How do they possibly get a lollipop to taste just like a Cinnamon Bun? I have no idea, but it makes me very happy. I recommend getting the assorted box to try all the flavors.

They have the usual flavors like cherry, strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, but they also have unique (all yummy) flavors like:

Root Beer Float
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cinnamon Bun
Pina Colada
Rainbow Sherbet
Chocolate Marshmallow Sundae
Maple Pancake
Blueberry Muffin
Strawberry Cheesecake
Mocha Cappuccino

Blueberry Muffin is my favorite!  Tastes just like muffins!
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Mini Blueberry Crumble Muffins

BEST MINI Blueberry Muffins with crumble topping! This easy recipe makes moist mini muffins packed with 1 cup of blueberries!  The cinnamon sugar streusel is delicious and is my favorite part!  Serve these for breakfast, dessert or a snack! 

These mini muffins are outrageously good.  You’ll  make a dozen and they’ll be gone within a day!  They’re moist, they’re tasty, they have the most delicious crumble on top and they’re mini which means it totally feels ok to eat 6 of them. At least! 

I used to make a blueberry crumble in a 8×8 pan all the time years ago.  It was my go to “raise the roof” dessert.  Somehow the recipe got lost in my very disorganized recipe binder and it’s been a while since I’ve made it.  A few days ago I was wanting something sweet and remembered I had a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer.  Then I remembered the blueberry crumble.  Instead of sticking with the old, I decided to to turn the recipe into mini muffins instead.   When Matthew got home he ate one and said “These taste just like the Blueberry Crumble you used to make!”.  Yes, they do!  They’re back!

BEST MINI Blueberry Muffins with crumble topping! This easy recipe makes moist mini muffins packed with 1 cup of blueberries!  The cinnamon sugar stresusel is delicious and is my favorite part!  Serve these for breakfast, dessert or a snack!

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Quick Visit to the Land – Setting up Cameras, Getting Ready for the Fence!

Hope you had a great weekend!  What did you do?
We spent Saturday in the studio working but on Sunday we decided to make a quick day trip to the land to check in on things as it’s been a month since our  last visit.     We wanted to drop some things off to get ready for building!

First, a quick update on Mister Christmas Tree!  We planted him a month ago and I’ve been worried sick about him.  So far he looks good! I don’t think we’ll know until Spring if he’s in the clear, but for now he looks great.  We gave him a great big hug.
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I got a bunch of cameras to set up on the land so I can check out the wildlife when I’m not there.   For some reason the deer and bunnies don’t stop and visit me when I’m there.  It really breaks my heart.   The cameras are Trace and Wingscapes  (which are built on Moultrie technology).   I have 2 cameras that are motion activated (wildlife and security) and one camera that will be doing a time lapse on the land.  I can’t wait to use the time lapse camera for the garden once it’s up and running.   I’ll be checking the cameras every time I visit so hope for some exciting animal photos!  Expect full posts on the cameras once I have some photos!
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Mint Herbal Tea, My Solution for Headaches

Do you deal with headaches? If so, bring it in for a hug because I totally feel you on the pain.
Mint Herbal Tea is great for headaches. It opens up the brain's constricted blood vessels, bringing relief to your pain.

I have battled with terrible headaches over the years which left me seeing a bunch of doctors which led to tests which led to needles which led to MRI machines which led to expensive pills which led me to cry in bed with a pain throbbing in my head so bad it felt like it was going to shoot through my eye.

I still get these headaches.  Although I try to battle headaches with diet, limiting my stress (terrible at this), acupuncture (I can do it from home now with this mat!) and headache medication (I take Maxalt, it’s the best headache medicine ever prescribed to me), I still get them.  Just this week I had a horrible 36 hour headache that made working, or even walking down the street, difficult.  The worst is when you are finally able to sleep, and think that when you wake up the next day will be great…. and then you open your eyes in the morning and that headache is still throbbing.  

As much as I want that caffeinated Aged Earl Grey tea in the morning I found a simple and herbal solution to my headaches, mint tea.  This tea isn’t guaranteed to erase your headaches, but it does a fantastic job at limiting the side effects I get from them, while helping me cope with the pain.   Whenever I feel one of my headaches starting I immediately make a cup of this Mint Herbal Tea.   The way that it works is that the mint opens up the brain’s constricted blood vessels, bringing relief to your headache.   Pain killers act in the same way by relaxing the blood vessels (although, usually with caffeine with leads to caffeine withdraw… a brutal cycle!).    I try to limit my prescribed headache medicine for the times when I think I’m a goner and instead reach for a few fresh mint leaves.   

Mint Herbal Tea is great for headaches. It opens up the brain's constricted blood vessels, bringing relief to your pain.

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What I Love: Dill Pickle Cashews

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Emerald®.  This is my honest opinion that I’m obsessed with their Dill Pickle Cashews!

Based on my multiple pickle recipes (hello, hello again) I guess you can say I love pickles.  We grow cucumbers in the garden specifically for pickles.   I never leave any pickle untouched when they come on the side of a sandwich lunch.  I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.    So when I heard that Emerald® came out with Dill Pickle Cashews, I was like YES YES YES YES!
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