How to Dry Fresh Dill Weed
Did you know that we grow and dry our own Dill here at the Hen House?? It’s one of our many ingredients we use to make our Fires Creek Crackers!! It’s so simple and smells up the entire kitchen when we harvest. You’ll find it everywhere you look around here. On the side of our Coop, in the windows and on the patio! We even have “Hen” friends that grow it for us!! Here’s an article that tells you the process we like to use!
Our thoughts of Chunky Coconut
Did you know that we use coconut in several of our products? Until I began researching it, when we first starting making up our recipes, I honestly had no idea how wonderfully healthy it was for us. Our digestive system, being just one of so many reasons we should include the Meat from the coconut into our products. Below is an article I thought you may be interested in. We made sure and included it in our Appalachian Hiker’s Trail Mix, so we could be sure and meet every need of the Hiker as he needs each morsel of food to benefit and nourish his body while out on the Trail.
So many of our ingredients are important and necessary to our products. Not only for delicious taste, but also to be as healthy as possible. We include a Nutritional Value Label on each and every product, so you can see at a glance what is in each and every delicious bags. We have the delicious chunk of coconut in our Smackass Gap Trail Mix and the Appalachian Hiker’s Trail Mix. A must buy for any road trip.
About the Wonderful Coconut:
- The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid (1:12 carbon fatty acid). Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockage (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.
- Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, minerals, and bioactive compounds such as cytokinin, and enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, peroxidase, polymerases, etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.
- Coconut oil extracted from the dry kernel (copra) is an excellent emollient agent. It is used in cooking, applied over scalp as hair nourishment, employed in pharmacy and medicines.
- Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
- The kernel is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
- It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
- Coconut meat and water contain a good amount of potassium. 100 g of fresh meat contains 356 mg or 7.5% of daily required levels of potassium.
The pecan is a remarkably appealing nut that has a long list of health benefits. It has the most anti-oxidants of any nut, boosts the metabolism, and is low in carbohydrates and high in protein.
Like the walnut, the pecan is actually a drupe: the “nut” is actually the fruit around the pecan seed. Pecan trees are tall — as high as 150 feet — and can be hundreds of years old. Some of these native trees have trunks 3 feet in diameter.
We pride ourselves in finding the freshest for our Chunky Gal Trail Mix and our yummy Pumpkin Patch Granola. Always with our customer in mind.