Today my oldest sprout, a close friend and I went to Smith Blueberry Farm in Saluda County, SC. I found them on www.pickyourown.org/sc and they were so nice! And the best part is that they use natural, organic practices...so go pick your own and support local, organic family farmers! I promise, you won't be disappointed!

More ended up in her mouth than her bucket

She kept "given' them loves" ie-rolling them in her hands

Our haul; amazing prices too! I see jams, muffins, pancakes, and well just handfuls to snack on in our future!


Foodie Friday

Nora’s Superb Blackberry Cobbler Recipe (recipe from Organic to Be)
I received this recipe from Nora Pouillon, one of America’s finest organic chefs. She owns the acclaimed, and first certified organic restaurant in the U.S., Restaurant Nora in Washington D.C.
For the berry mixture
4 cups blackberries
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon arrowroot
2 pinches ground cardamom
For the cobbler dough
1 cup unbleached organic all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted organic butter, chilled and cut into ¼-inch dice
1 organic egg yolk
1/3 cup organic buttermilk, or 1/3 cup organic milk with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mint sprigs
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a 4- to 6- cup baking dish or ceramic pie plate. Combine the berry mixture ingredients in a large bowl and pour the berry mixture into the dish.
2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter and work the mixture quickly between your fingertips, until it is crumbly and has the consistency of cornmeal. Or use a food processor, pulsing it on and off, to mix the flour and butter. Add the egg yolk and buttermilk and stir to combine. The dough will be soft.
3. Drop the dough in spoonfuls onto the berries with a large spoon. Bake for 30 or 40 minutes, until the topping is browned and cooked through. The berries should be quite liquid. Garnish with mint.


Thrifty Thursday: Favorite Earthfare deals!

Founding FathersThis is by far my favorite deal of the week! Click on over to Earthfare.com and print these awesome deals! (Limit 1 box of cereal and 4 lbs. of bananas; one coupon each per customer)

This week's Take the Boot Challenge coupon is:

Food Should Taste Good 2/$4 (with printable, only $1!)


Just watched a great show...

This isn't a new show but check out 30 Days on Netflix! I just watched the "off the grid" and "vegan" episodes and WOW eye opening!

Check it out and let me know what you think!


Take Note: Dirty Dozen Change!

The Apple now tops the 2011 Dirty Dozen List (see an article here). So be sure to check out Pick Your Own for all the green labeled farms in your area. Then you can have your local, organic apples and EVERYONE wins!


Sunday's Eco Inspiration

I came across this prayer that seemed very fitting as today is the National Day of Prayer:

Loving Father and Creator of all we come to you today deeply grateful for your creation. As we look around us we are amazed at the greatness and majesty of all that you have made. Nature around us speaks of your greatness - the vast expanse of the sky, the mountains, trees, lakes and streams speak of your great design. You have given us such beauty in the colors of the rainbow, the beauty of flowers and fields. Words cannot adequately express the magnificence of all you have created. We join in praise with the writer of the psalms when he says, "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth." May we show our love and reverence to you, our Lord, by caring for all that you have created. We humbly give you praise and thanks. Amen

(prayer from http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/prayer/prayer_nature.html)