I did a blog post on making homemade sun dried tomatoes (see Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes – Oven Dried Really) that generates a lot of interest, so I was intrigued when Lisa from the Bella Sun Luci® Company contacted me to see if I’d like to review their sun dried tomato products. They like to promote the use of their tomato products in a healthy Mediterranean diet, and we’d just returned from a trip to Italy where we loved the Mediterranean inspired cuisine, so I was enthused to give them a try.
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We love avocados, and tend to buy them in quantities so they’re less expensive. But, then we run into issues when they all ripen at once and we can’t eat them fast enough. So, I’ve started freezing and vacuum packing them when they’re just ripe; and, we can have avocados any time. This works better for recipes like guacamole where the avocados don’t need to hold their shape – they don’t do that well after being frozen. They still taste great though, and now we really stock up when they’re on sale.
It’s really simple to do:
1) When the avocados are just [...]
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A lot of people are surprised to learn that goats naturally grow horns; and, that many consider horns a detriment so they’re frequently removed when the goats are babies – this process is known as “disbudding”. Horns in goats are generally considered detrimental because:
1. Horns get stuck in things, and can cause the goats to injure themselves
2. Goats with horns can hurt each other when they “play” butt each other
3. Horns can hurt people
4. Horns can cause damage to fences, barns, mangers, etc.
5. People generally prefer hornless goats so they’re worth more
6. Horns can break, and a goat can bleed to [...]
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