JSW Farms &

Blue Paradise Dairy



 Open Farm Hours for Spring and Summer will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1 pm - 7 pm -

Please contact first for sales.  870-676-9469

We'll be back at the Harrison Market on the Square Spring of 2023


  Welcome to Blue

  Paradise Dairy

Farm-to-Table Meats and Dairy

Farm fresh pork, Goat's milk soap. 


We are located in Northern Arkansas

An Ozark valley we call Paradise.

So Glad you have found us!

Established 2012


Our Blog - Respect the Rooster 

Our blog history goes back a long time... we've always had chickens..and you must Respect the Rooster....if you get in his way....interfere with his way of life with his hens...you lose the farmer-animal husbandry relationship..it's an ongoing dance. A lot of life lessons are learned from chickens! 


An ongoing series of informational entries - recipes


December 12, 2021 Gelatin -

I am in process of switching over from the old blog to a new one...

Gelatin and Hot Tea

SO WHY DRINK WARM MORNING DRINKS?

“Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system.” {Metsovas}

Many Asian cultures routinely drink hot teas every morning and night to support digestive and immune health. This is more of a traditional beverage, but it has been argued that warm or hot water with meals, as well as first thing in the morning, can aid in digesting food and supporting a strong metabolism.

Warm water, warm tea, temperature the same as our bodies, matches and does not shock like cold.

FOR MY BONES

I add one tablespoon of gelatin (unflavored, no sugar)

Why? Gelatin is a dehydrated powder made from beef bones and minerals. Gelatin contains collagen, which supports skin health, cartilage and bone health, arthritis, wrinkles and anti-aging, teeth and hair health, liver detox and digestive support, hormone balance, metabolism, allergies, and lowering inflammation.

PROTEIN!! WOW - There are 11 grams of protein in just one tablespoon of gelatin.

All around, this amazing God-made supplement is easy to obtain, use, and begin reaping the benefits from. In the tea, (I like raspberry, cranberry-apple, blueberry with a big drop of honey too)

I can taste it just slightly, but if you put it in soups or jello with more flavoring, you won’t taste it at all.

How? All you need to do is put your tablespoon of gelatin into your mug, and add a splash of water to hydrate the gelatin. Mix it with a fork until it is a gooey paste. Pour your boiling water on top and mix again with the fork. The gelatin will melt, “disappear,” and then I add my tea bag.

This is do-able. A delicious morning tea before any food. A already feel better. One simple step. If I can stick to this long enough, I’d love to also have a cup in the evenings. Chamomile. And gelatin gets your sleep hormones working, so you can have a sound and peaceful and fulfilling sleep.

ADAPTED FROM WILDFLOWER RAMBLINGS 


What is perfection!!

First definition is a secular view and the second is biblical - Amazing!!

Perfection is a state, variously, of completeness, flawlessness, or supreme excellence. The term is used to designate a range of diverse, if often kindred, concepts. These have historically been addressed in a number of discrete disciplines, notably mathematics, physics, chemistry, ethics, aesthetics, ontology, and theology.

The meaning of perfection in the Bible relates to a state of completeness or absolute wholeness. Biblical perfection involves freedom from fault, defect, or shortcoming. In the New Testament, a Greek term for “perfection” can also mean “maturity.”. The Bible expresses perfection in at least three different contexts: the perfection of God, the perfection of Christ, and the perfection of humans.

And then there is MY definition!! - LOL

When your soap cuts are perfect - but not too perfect - still a few edges to bevel and smooth out.

Y’all I’ve been doing this a looooonnnng time…..Never ceases to amaze me!!

Never gets old!!

 If you were born with the weakness to fall....You were born with the strength to rise!

Raisin Bread

3 Cups Flour

1/2 C plus 3 TBS Sugar

3TBP baking powder

1/2 tsp.soda

1 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1-2 Cups raisins

1/4 C oil or Applesauce

1 cup milk

SOAK raisins in liquid ingredients, add salt, sugar, cinnamon, soda, b. powder, mix well in the stand mixer. Slowly add in flour, and combine untill just blended.

Place in well greaed bread pan, bake 30 min or apx. at 350

Bread is drier in texture, amazing flavor, dence. 

Crock Pot Cooking 101                      


In the simplest form.....Take the basics.........Meat, Vegetables, 


You don't need a recipe........You need quality meats, and vegtables. 


BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN - ANY type of Cut - bone in, meat labeled  "steak"  Roast, Chops, Thighs, Whole birds, Hams, Hocks, Tenderloins, Brisket, even T-Bone steaks.  (Recipe for Ground meat in the next post below)


Defrost slowly, place in a large crockpot.


ADD YOUR CHOICE OF 

Large slices of white, red, any potatoes. 

Large slices of carrots, parsnips, any root vegetables, onions. 

Fresh herbs, a generous amount of parsley, oregano, garlic, mustard green, cabbage, turnip leaves. spinach.  ADD lemons to chicken, rosemary, thyme. 

Fill crock halfway with warm water. 

Turn on low for at least 6 hours 


You will be amazed on just how good this really turns out!!! 

The meat will just fall apart, you potatoes perfect, vegetables full of flavor. 

Use the broth in the crock as a gravy. 

Toasted rolls, bread, all an option. 


Simply, wholesome, Whole-Foods eating! 

Pictured is a lean pork roast, with added butter! 

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Ground Meat Crock-Pot Cooking 102                           


Ground beef, pork, chicken, turkey - Your choice or a mix of. 


ALL in the crock combine ground meat, a couple eggs, hand full of seasonings, parsley, garlic S&P, red pepper flake. etc, Can add bread crumbs, or cubes, crackers, chunks of cheese.  Shape meat into a round bowl shape in the middle of crock, add Your choice of veggies, potatoes, greens. 


A nice combination is beef, pork, eggs, crumbs, herbs, raw sliced mushrooms, and two cans of cream of mushroom soup, mixed with milk and poured over "Meat loaf" 

Set to low - 4 - 5 hours, test to see if done. Add a bag of wavy egg noodles last 1/2 to 1 one hour and an extra cup of water. Cover and the crock-pot will steam.

Classic spaghetti meat loaf -  Your choice of ground meat mix, with eggs, bread crumbs, oregano, basil, garlic, Shape into round loaf, cover with chopped onions, two cans diced tomatoes with juice, 2 cans of your favorite pasta sauce.  Set to low 4-6 Hours -  This is SO easy, one pot wonder, and all the flavors mix so well....time is the secret!  

In a separate pot boil water, salt, and add the pasta - cook till tender. 

Butter some French bread for toast and sprinkle with garlic salt - Enjoy! 






Every Day Coffee Cake                                             12/20/21


2 C all-purpose flour

1 C sugar

1 tsp. b. powder

1 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt 

Mix well with whisk


add 3/4 c melted butter

2 eggs

1 C sour cream

1 tsp vanilla or almond


Combine all, dough will be thick and sticky. PAT into a greased 9x13. 


ADD any number of toppings - Cook blueberries, raspberries, on medium heat with brown sugar and water till thick.  OR ADD Jam, preserves, dry or candied fruit.  Sprinkle with brown sugar mixed with oatmeal.


Bake 350 - 30 min or so - PUT the coffee on!! 







Classic pork chops - farm fresh- 

pan seared in lard and cast iron - season lightly with salt and pepper. Wrap a few potatoes in a damp towel and microwave - 



Bratwurst Stir Fry

Our bratwurst are designed to multi-task - casing that can be peeled off or not - low fat, no preservatives. Sauteed in a little water till fully cooked through, cut up, ADD -  shredded cheese, chopped onions, peppers, cabbage,  Add water and more fat, whole grain rice. 

This dish is great with whisked eggs as well.