The Beauty of Oranges

Oranges are one of my favorite fruits!  They are delicious, juicy and sweet!

They are a great source of Vitamin C which is a building block for collagen that helps keep skin firm and young-looking!  They are also high in Folic acid which is important for brain function and the production of healthy red blood cells.

Oranges are another great source of antioxidants as well!  Remember how important those are??  They also boost the immune system to help keep you healthy during these upcoming winter months!

Next time you’re craving something sweet, reach for an orange!  🙂

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Cherry Picking!

I know I haven’t posted much lately, my mom came out for a visit and we have been super busy doing fun stuff and enjoying summer!

Yesterday, my kids and I had the opportunity to go cherry picking!  A dear friend has an enormous cherry tree in her backyard and was generous to let us come and pick as many as we could carry!

I have never seen a cherry tree when its ripe for harvest and I was struck with just how beautiful it is!  Everywhere we looked there were branches heavy with crimson berries just waiting to be picked!

I asked my friend how she kept the birds from eating all her cherries.  She told me they have a deal:  they are free to eat as many as they can off the top, and the bottom is hers.  And it’s worked for years!  🙂

We had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to try making some things with all these delicious cherries!  I am so grateful to my friend for sharing her bounty with us!

Did you know that cherries are a natural treatment for inflammation?