Cherry Walnut Molasses Movin’ Muffins

In my last electronic letter to ya, I told ya them there nice folks at King Orchards sent me some of their Montmorency Tart Cherry Products to review.


Any of y’all that knows this here hillbilly Herb Lady in person, knows I’m always a hollerin’ at ya fer eatin’ (bad) carbs – especially them there cupcakes or donuts!

Now yer gonna be really happy campers today ‘cause I’ve come up with some muffins that’ll not only make yer taste buds dance all around and are yummy to yer tummy – why they help make fer healthy bowel movements too! Now don’t go gettin’ all paranoid on me. It ain’t like yer gonna get diarrhea! Just keep reading, and you’ll see what I’m a talking ‘bout!

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Cherry Walnut Movin’ Muffins

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Unsweetened Dried Tart Cherries

King Orchards Unsweetened Dried Tart Cherries, recipes

Tart Cherry Juice

King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate, recipes


Cherry Walnut Muffin Recipe

2 cups stone-ground muffin mix (or flour of your choice)

1/4 cup King Orchards Dried Tart Cherries, unsweetened

2 tablespoons King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate

1/2 cup water

1 farm fresh egg

1 banana, mashed (or in chunks)

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup walnuts (or nut/seed of your choice)

1/4 cup oil (I chose coconut oil, you can use your favorite)


Banana Lovin’

Fer all you monkey people (like my husband and son!) you can throw a banana in the batter.


Stir It Up

Cherry Walnut Muffins, recipe

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Fresh Out of the Oven

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 cupcakes, healthy recipes

Served w/ cool whip, cherry juice + dried cherries!

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Tart cherries are a healthy whole fruit that is high in fiber, potassium, beta carotene, and antioxidants. One-quarter cup of dried cherries has 15% of the RDA for fiber. Many research studies have found that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber are associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and heart disease. Cherries also contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C, B6, E, and folic acid. Tart cherries have virtually no fat and no sodium. This variety of nutrients in tart cherries translates into good nutrition. In fact, the nutrient profile of cherries is hard to beat. – King Orchards Farms

This is a wonderful high-antioxidant, bowel-movin’ muffin loaded up in vitamins, minerals, and lots of other goodies. Heart-healthy walnuts are in these tasty muffins and the cherries and cherry juice (without added sugars) have been known to fight inflammation and some diseases. (More about the health benefits in my official review posts of King Orchards tart cherry products.)

My Walnut Cherry Movin’ Muffins are sure to make ya happy – in taste, and in health!

Can’t get yer youngin’s to eat healthy stuff? Let ‘em sink them their toothies of theirs into my muffins!

Are you excited to try these yummy muffins? Have ya ever tried tart cherries or tart cherry juice? I’ll be writing about how big of a difference they make in my life and will also be sharin’ a fun story with y’all (you’ll be surprised!).

Be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email so ya don’t miss my thoughts on King Orchards Montmorency Cherry products, plus lots of other good stuff that’s a comin’ up . Y’all come back now, fer real!

King Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherries + a Surprise Fer Ya

How’s the Herb Lady’s readers a doin’? Hope yer all stayin’ healthy (or tryin’ to get there)!

Life is still as busy as ever on this here Amish farm. The homesteading blog is a comin’, I tell ya. It’s just takin’ a while with all that’s a goin’ on.

I have excitin’ news fer ya, but first I wanted to catch ya up on the latest stuff I’ve writ over on the website:

  1. Herbal Tea Fer Makin’ Ya Happy
  2. Tea Fer Makin’ Yer Man Happy
  3. Essiac Blend Tea Fer Cantankerous Cancer

And did ya know I’m on that there electronic social media stuff? Yep! YouTube Channel, Facebook page, and Twitter

The Excitin’ News

The nice folks over at King Orchards opened up them there big ole hearts of theirs and sent me a package of their Michigan-grown Montmorency tart cherry products my way to review. That’s right. Herb Lady’s gonna be reviewing their Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate, Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries, and Montmorency Tart Cherry Preserves.

King Orchards Package

King Orchards Tart Cherry Juice, cherry preserves, dried cherries, review

Nutrition & Other Info

King Orchards tart cherry review

All in a Row!

King Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate Review

Thanks King Orchards!

Reviews of the Montmorency Tart Cherry products are a comin’ up – with loads of pictures!!

Plus a Surprise

Yep, I have a surprise to share with y’all and it’s a gooden too — but ya have to come back to find out what it is. Now, that’s a little rotten and sneaky of me, but a hillbilly woman’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.

Be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email so ya don’t miss my thoughts on King Orchards Montmorency Cherry products, plus lots of other good stuff that’s a comin’ up . Y’all come back now, fer real!

Lemon Low-down: The Sweet Truth about Lemons


Deborah J. Tune (aka Herb Lady)

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Lemons: Sour and Sweet?

Pucker up when ya taste a lemon, do ya? Well, that tart little thing is exploding with benefits! Have weak kidneys? Bladder infections all the time? What about them there nasty ole colds and sniffles? Lemons are loaded in Vitamin C to help your immune system fight off germs.

Health Benefits of Lemon:

  • combats arthritis
  • fights inflammation
  • builds immune system
  • flushes kidneys and bladder
  • neutralizes free radicals
  • reduces some symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • bursting with Vitamin C

Fun Fact: Lemons also contain phytonutrients that have anti-cancer properties!

Here’s a few ways to add lemon to your daily diet:

  • add a slice to your tea or water
  • squeeze it on your salad
  • add it to your guacamole
  • drizzle it over the top of chopped avocado and tomato for a quick, healthy snack
  • make homemade vinaigrettes instead of using store-bought, high-fat, processed dressings
  • add a few slices when baking fish
  • or squirt some on your fish once it’s done
  • add a little to your raw juice

I always notice a difference in the way I feel when I don’t get my daily lemon. I feel stronger, better, and healthier when I’m able to get my raw lemon juice. (I never, ever recommend using bottled lemon juice–it isn’t in it’s natural raw form.)

Organically-grown foods are always best-received by our bodies. I’ve added a solid quote from Whole Foods below to back up my opinion.

Other compounds, such as ethyl alcohol or ethanol, are added to the waxes for consistency, milk casein (a protein linked to milk allergy) for “film formers” and soaps for flowing agents. Since you may not be able to determine the source of these waxes, this is another good reason to choose organically grown lemons and limes.– Whole Foods

What’s So Sweet About a Tart-Tasting Lemon?

I guess you’re wonderin’ by now why I used the word “sweet” in the title of this post. Did you notice all the health benefits of lemons I’ve mentioned here? That’s what makes ’em sweet!

I plan on sharin’ a ton more health benefits with ya such as I did today with the lemon. Foods in their raw, natural form contain maximum nutrition for our bodies and minds. That’s what alternative medicine (and Hillbilly Heaven Herbs) is all about: preventing disease and illness by using food, spices, herbs, and frugal natural remedies to be healthy and ward off sickness.If you want to reach yer ultimate state of health, be sure to sign up for free updates. Subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now!

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