Farm Star Living

Everyone knows that Georgia peaches are some of the sweetest fruits that you'll ever put in your mouth, and Lane Southern Orchards exceeds those expectations. This Southern family has spent generations perfecting their farming, and now they've even opened their doors to us all!

I don't think it would have been the perfect summer experience without strawberries being served in some special treat! At minimum, just serving a tray of beautiful red strawberries seems festive to me, and one company that continues to deliver the most sweet, big and juicy strawberries is Well-Pict Berries. It constantly delivers!

I was very excited to meet BOIRON at a recent Expo for natural products. I'd been buying many of their products for years, so the chance to meet these natural health trend-setters was exciting to me. I found out a lot about the company, more than I knew before, and it made me feel even better about the products that I'd come to know and love. I wanted to dig deep a bit, and I thought it was important to actually understand a bit more about what homeopathic medicine can do for us!

Oh, you Southerners know what I'm talking 'bout! Food fest beyond food fests! A not to miss event is happening in Atlanta. In fact, what other place brings hundreds of the most amazing Southern chefs together? Chefs Asha Gomez, Hugh Acheson, Kevin Gillespie, Steven Satterfield, Linton Hopkins, Cory Bahr, Wesley True, etcetera, etcetera! You know it! It's the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, that's what! And if you don't know about it, you really should! We've got the skinny on it here. (Or perhaps the not so skinny??!)

Oh, The joy of the summer and being outdoors, listening to music, enjoying great festivals and sipping on beer! What more could you want? Well, I’ll tell you something to want! Organic beer! That’s right, there’s a award-winning beer company coming to a market near you that’s producing beer that is not only ecologically responsible, using 100% non-GMO ingredients, but also brewing ORGANIC beer! And doing a fabulous job at it, I must add!

I was shopping for groceries with a friend, and she commented on the bread I was buying. She asked what sprouted wheat bread meant? And I realized, I'm not even sure! I just know that it's good for you. Why? I had no idea .... so I put my detective hat on and...

We just love Nature's Bakery fig bars so much that we decided to figure out other fun and creative ways to use them in the kitchen! Check out some of the appetizers we made with them – pretty unique, if we may say so ourselves!

Spring has sprung, summer is just around the corner, flowers are blooming, and temperatures are rising. Right now is the perfect time to GET OUTSIDE! Go for a hike, hit the beach, or maybe even take a road trip to a farm. Doesn't matter what you do as long as you GET OUTSIDE! We have rounded up some of our favorite must-have products for all your outdoor adventures! Oh and you're in luck..... you can win them! Enter on our Facebook page between May 7th - May 21nd. Check out all of these amazing companies that we're providing for you here.

I love walking into a kitchen where something has been baking – the smell just takes me right back to my childhood. What can I say? Cakes, cookies and brownies were practically staple foods in my house! And did I outgrow it? No way! One way I feel better about it, however, is knowing that when I'm cooking desserts, I'm using pure and quality ingredients. Many of my recipes call for sweetened condensed milk, which got me thinking. What exactly goes into this sweetened condensed milk? Is it good for me? Hmmm....

Being a Southern woman, I like to eat! My Mom used to make us sit down at the dining room table nightly, and she served almost everything under the sun. On the ultra special occasions, she'd serve her to-die-for Standing Rib Roast. I just went wild for it, served with the peas and rice (because that's what we grew!), as well as hot steaming French bread. I miss those times! Beef is something I still enjoy, but apparently I don't eat it often enough! Recently I found myself at a steak house, confused while ordering in front of colleagues, because I didn't know my cuts. And I didn't know Hereford Beef, and I also didn’t know how it actually benefitted a healthy lifestyle. Hmmm. Time to change that!