We made it! After a long journey, we now live in beautiful Florida. I grew up in Texas, so the South resonates with me – the friendly people, slower pace, and patriotism (American flags are everywhere!).
If you’ve never traveled to the Destin area, you must put it on your list. You’ll love the breathtaking white sand beaches and emerald waters. We’re so thankful for the opportunity to return.
As soon as I arrived, I started asking people about co-ops and local farms to buy quality produce, meats, eggs, dairy, etc. Delightfully, I have many choices – numerous co-ops exist here. I even found some nice little health food stores in case I need to get something in a hurry. Each time I move, I look at these websites first: Local Harvest, Eat Wild and Real Milk. Then I begin to ask around. No matter where we’ve lived (including the Mojave Desert) I’ve always been able to find quality foods. You just have to look around and ask people.
I’ve always loved Seaside, so Saturday we headed down the road to check out their Saturday Farmer’s Market. Produce, fresh eggs, cheese, plants, even Paleo chili were all for sale. It’s an idyllic place for a market. White picket fences, beautiful pastel-colored beach-side homes, little shops, boutiques and restaurants all set on the Emerald Coast.
I bought a sack full of apricots and decided it was time to pull out the ice cream maker. I love this little machine! In fact, I’ve had mine for 15 years and it’s still going strong. I keep the bowls in the freezer so whenever we feel like ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or sorbet we can whip up a batch (or a few batches to share with friends). Many hesitate to purchase one, but with all the preservatives, additives, and processed ingredients in store-bought ice cream, making ice cream homemade is a better option.