Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Homegrown and sweet.

I am so excited to showcase my delectable fruits and vegetables I got from the local farmer's market this past weekend. I have been telling myself for far too long that I need to get myself up early enough on a Saturday and buy some local, homegrown goods. Thankfully, with encouragement from a friend who was equally as excited as me, I was able to finally make this goal happen! They are not just beautiful to look at but they taste like nothing you will ever buy from a grocery store. Nothing will ever compare. All of the people there who grew their own produce had so much passion for it, and were so excited to see others buy and enjoy it. It only fueled my passion all the more to desire a simple life, a small farm, and a garden. I love the satisfaction of knowing what I am consuming, and I love the passion and hard work that goes into it. My favorite find for the day was the Black Sage honey grown in the local hills behind my house. Black Sage honey is a special kind of honey grown only in California. Not only is it delicious and grown here in California, but the Black Sage plant needs 15 inches of rainfall for the honey to actually be produced. This special fact is what talked me into buying this particular honey. There were also different tasty flavors such as Orange. I love honey so much. I have experienced it's healing remedies in more ways than one! It has healed my sore throats, and my scarred and dry skin. It is simply the best and I swear by it. I will be posting a face masque in the future that is very simple and Organic as well, and has proven to work on my skin. As for now, here are the wonderful things I tried, and a recipe I concocted for the most marvelous sweet potato fries that I had been craving! Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled
Now onto the yummiest, healthy, sweet potato fries!

What you will need:
-Two Sweet potatoes (I used two but you can always use more and double the recipe gauging it to your liking.)
-A vegetable peeler
-A large bowl
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-1 tablespoon of seasoning of your choice ( I used Cajun seasoning and a sprinkle of cinnamon)
-1 tablespoon of honey (organic honey is the best! I used Black Sage from the local hills)
-1/2 tablespoon of salt
-A baking pan lined with foil

*Preheat oven.
 You can preheat to 450 degrees or 500 (I did 500 because I prefer them to be on the crispy side) Untitled Then, peel potatoes and chop off ends Untitled Cut potatoes in half and chop into desired size( I like them best when they are chopped thinner): Untitled Mix potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, seasoning, honey, and salt using your hands to make sure fries are completely covered: Untitled Spread fries out on baking sheet: Untitled Bake for 15 minutes. Take out of oven, flip fries and cook other side for an additional 15 minutes: Untitled Make sure you monitor them so they don't burn ( Mine almost did!) Untitled And there you have it! Homegrown, healthy, simple, yet delicious sweet potato fries!


  1. hmmmmmm this alll looks good and the little honey bears, yay !i will come and have dinner at your place