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A great season for the farmers’ markets

October 31, 2014

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A great season for the farmers’ markets\ by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The local farmers’ markets are back in full swing, marketing fresh locally grown organic fruits and vegetables directly to consumers. Just ask and the farmers will explain how the food is grown and educate you about how to prepare it. This marketing method […]

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Smart grocery shopping tips

November 29, 2013

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by Paula Owens —  The most important component to prevent and reverse disease, experience lasting fat loss and achieve your highest level of health begins by being mindful and conscious of what you choose to eat. Good nutrition and healthy eating start with making smarter choices when shopping for food. The following tips will make […]

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Healthy fall superfoods are at your farmers’ markets

November 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The weather is getting cooler and the farmers’ markets are now displaying wonderful fall choices of fruits and vegetables. These delicious foods are the perfect excuse to try new foods and recipes. Sweet or tart, eaten raw or baked in a delicious dish, apples contain antioxidants and dietary fiber. Brussels […]

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It is tomato season at your local farmers’ market

September 27, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — It is a great time of year to  buy wonderful, just-picked tomatoes at your local farmers’ market. Fresh tomatoes paired with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese make a delightful lunch or a great appetizer. Just be sure not to use the dry mozzarella; rather, look for mozzarella packed in water. The […]

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Cool summer salads for hot summer nights

August 27, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here in full blast — high heat, humidity and dust. But, on the positive side, it is a time when great, cooling salads are entirely welcome with our meals. Our local farmers’ markets still offer great vegetables and a wonderful selection of fresh fruits to choose from. With […]

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Eating quality whole foods is the ideal diet

July 23, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  When choosing foods for your family, whole foods are your best value. A carrot grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with pesticides is just not the same as a short, fat, ugly-looking, pesticide-free carrot grown with natural compost. Scientific research has proven that pesticides and other petroleum-based chemicals may be dangerous […]

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Tricks to make produce last longer

June 22, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The following are some helpful hints to make your produce last longer.. Cut the bottoms off of asparagus, put upright in a glass of water, cover with a plastic bag and store in your fridge. Store onions in old pantyhose to keep them fresh for up to eight months. Tie […]

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Dinner will be served on the patio tonight

June 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Early summer is a wonderful time of year to use our patios, especially if we have ceiling fans to move the air and keep the bugs away. The nighttime temperatures are lovely and make the outdoors a peaceful, fun place to eat and enjoy the evening. Keep the lights dim […]

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Time to store the big soup pot

May 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Spring is finally here, and as we head closer to the hot summer months, the foods we want to eat change drastically. The pots for hot soups are put away until cooler weather and the menus we consider tend to lean more toward the fresh fruits and vegetables of the […]

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Hints for a long, healthy life

April 16, 2013

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 by Dr. Peter Bennett and Dr. Stephen Barrie —  Eating healthy and exercising can make a big difference in the quality and length of our lives. If you have a local farmers’ market, visit it. Here you will find fresh, organic and healthy food that tastes better. The following are things that can also make […]

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Eat healthy for less

December 28, 2012

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Organic produce is expensive, but you can still eat healthy, and save money if you go to some of the local farms or sign up for a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) group in your area. CSAs are basically partnerships between farms and communities, where farms deliver produce directly to the communities. It’s cheaper than stores because […]

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What do you mean I have to eat gluten-free?

December 12, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Switching to a gluten-free diet means making changes in your pantry, in the foods you buy and in the recipes you use. It is also a lot of trial and error, but remember, if the foods you choose are fresh vegetables or protein eaten plain, raw or cooked simply, they […]

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Taste of life: Awakening to the wonders of food

September 19, 2012

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by Loba —  Sensing a connection to the source of your food can make a huge difference in how healthy and satisfied you feel. For example, learning how to identify, lovingly harvest and prepare local wild plants can connect you more deeply to your sensual and grateful self, and to the sustenance and inspiration Mother […]

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