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What Are Intact Grains? And Why You Should Be Eating More Of Them

It’s September and that means it’s Whole Grains Month which is brought to you each year by the Oldways Whole Grains Council. I’ll be providing you with lots of tips and whole grain recipes through the month. Whole grains are chock full of key nutrients and offer a host of health benefits, such as a […]

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Moldy food- do you cut it or toss it?

You’re not alone if you can’t resist the sight of baskets of seasonal goodies like peaches, plums and tomatoes and end up buying too much. We know that the season will soon end and so will the access to all this glorious produce. Or maybe, as these days we’re not touching fruits and vegetables that […]

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It’s August so it must be gazpacho time

At the start of tomato season, when my family comes for dinner, they expect to see gazpacho when they open the fridge. And of course, I oblige. I love it too. It is the essence of summer. While I do grow tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and herbs in my backyard garden, I never seem to have […]

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T’is the season for zucchini – Zucchini Butter Spaghetti

If you have planted zucchini in your garden, you should be swimming in it by now. But unfortunately for me, my plants are a little slow as even plants need good nutrition. I discovered that mine were not producing as much zucchini because my soil is a little low in calcium. Inquiries into the issue […]

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Is this device a new weight loss aid or a method of torture?

Yes, this is for real. “A world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.” Yeah, sure. According to New Zealand’s University of Otago and UK researchers, DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. Its magnetic device, with custom-manufactured locking bolts, allows […]

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Why I Love to Grow Arugula in My Garden

Check out this photo of my garden. Yes, that’s arugula growing but I didn’t plant it. All these plants sprouted up due to my actions – or I should say inaction – last summer. I let some of my arugula go to seed and this was the result. This area is designated for zucchini so […]

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How does your garden grow? Much better with little hands

It certainly was a long winter and judging by seeds sales, many of us are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy nature. As most of us are still sticking pretty close to home, gardens are becoming more popular than ever before. Growing assorted produce like vegetables and herbs is particularly rewarding these days (especially as […]

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Don’t fear food! We have enough on our table

  I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with the fearmongering around food. And I’ve really had it with groups that have a hidden agenda. One such group is the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re the people behind scaring us about pesticides in produce with their annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen – […]

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