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The role of herbs throughout time

April 22, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Herbs have played a huge role in healing throughout the centuries, and one of the major contributors has been Egyptian medicine, which has provided some of the oldest documented remedies. From the 33rd century B.C. until the Persian invasion in 525 B.C., Egyptian medical practices were highly advanced for the […]

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Mandala Tearoom favorites

February 12, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  The following are a few recipes for great appetizers that has been shared by Jessica Metz, a registered dietician and owner of the former Mandala Tearoom, that was located in Scottsdale, Ariz.:   White Bean Hummus Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups white beans, cooked and drained 1/4 cup tahini 3 tablespoons lemon juice […]

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Visit local farmers’ markets

August 20, 2012

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The Phoenix area has many wonderful farmers’ markets where you can buy not only freshly picked organic fruits and vegetables, but also homemade breads, jellies, honey products, flowers, wine, cheese, herbs, crafts, gifts and much more. Every market has its own personality and neighborhood feel with demonstrations, music and a wide variety of foods from […]

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Bruschetta — a great addition to soup

April 12, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — On a cool evening, homemade soup sounds perfect, but what else can you serve along with it that is simple, elegant and flavorful, plus quick and easy to prepare? A traditional salad is a good idea, but an Italian bruschetta (pronounced “brusketta”) is a delicious way to capture the flavors […]

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Affordable herbs – dry them yourself

April 12, 2012

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Herbs are a great way to flavor almost any food, but buying them at the store can be expensive. A more cost-effective option is to grow your own. If you have good soil located in a sunny spot or some planters, you can grow your own herbs at home. Choose and plant the herbs that […]

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