Have Patience & Eat It, Too
This post is sponsored by Patience Fruit & Co. All opinions are my own.
Aristotle said, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” It’s something that I am having to practice more and more. Patience isn’t easy, and it goes along with being grateful and having total gratitude in all things. There is always always something to be grateful for, and, with November approaching, it’s a good reminder to be grateful year-round, not just during the holidays.
You see, patience is not always easy, but its reward is sweet and enjoyable. I’m reminded of this quote as I sit and wait for something to freeze. More on that later.
Patience Fruit & Co makes USDA Organic Whole Dried Cranberries which are sweetened with apple juice. Cranberries can be tart, so I love that they choose to sweeten with apple juice rather than cane sugar. They are plump and flavorful, yet not too sweet, either — the perfect sweetness, really. These tasty cranberries are made in a peanut-free facility - hooray for my peanut-free friends!
I love that they don’t use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers in their organic farming practices, and, from seed to shrub to dried fruit, they are mindful about the entire process. They understand that nature takes time and that it’s better to do things the right way rather than the fast way. They have patience.
I love that they are available here in Orange County, because I can “get some Patience” at my local Mother’s Markets. My favorite ways to enjoy Patience Fruit & Co Whole Dried Cranberries is tossing them on a salad or in some dairy-free yogurt. They add a nice tang, slight sweetness and wonderful flavor, too. You can look to see if Patience is available in your area HERE on their store locator or order online.
Back to having patience. Why am I waiting for something to freeze? I love putting the Whole Dried Cranberries in the freezer and adding them to some ice cold bubble water. YUM! They add a nice subtle flavor, keep my drink cold and it’s super refreshing. It’s still pretty warm here in the OC, though it’s almost November.
To be honest, I struggle with practicing patience. We’re living in an “immediate gratification” society where we need everything now, now, NOW! How often do we wait in line or sit in traffic with a big fat smile on our face, sit there thinking about how much gratitude we have for a never-ending list of things and have patience? I can tell you right now, I hate traffic, I hate waiting in lines and I hate the idea of being grateful for it on top of that. You get me, right? Listen, I constantly have to remind myself to be grateful in every situation. Patience goes hand in hand. Realizing that you are where you need to be in that exact moment, place and time can be the hardest thing and yet the most rewarding as you are able to calmly face anything. Patience is key.
With Patience Fruit & Co, you trust their process to be above and beyond, their fruit to be the right amount of sweet and know that, from seed all the way to packing their Whole Dried Cranberries, there is a lot of love that goes into each bag. Whether adding them to a salad, cookies, topping side dish or adding to a holiday drink, you can count on great flavor and great quality organic cranberries!
Whichever way you decide to eat these tasty, organic Whole Dried Cranberries you can have some Patience and eat it, too.