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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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Fresh-from-the-dirt food (at your farmers’ market)

August 12, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Recently, I had a wonderful morning at the farmers’ market. The aroma from the vine-ripened fruits and vegetables took me back to the hours spent pulling weeds and picking vegetables when my brothers, cousins and I were kids. Our average pick ratio was about four for the basket to one […]

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Your slow cooker allows you time to enjoy nature

April 12, 2012

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 by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We are now entering that short period of time in Arizona when the seasons are changing and we get to enjoy the warm — not hot — weather. It is a perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors and experience our magnificent desert, without the risk of getting overheated. This is […]

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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Spring greens and vegetables: The key to a healthy body

March 5, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  It is simple: placing a high priority on the quality of food we eat helps determine the degree of our wellness. Extensive media discussions have recently covered the dangers of chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in commercial agriculture. Health researchers now state, without hesitation, that there is a relationship between our […]

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Health updates: Organic groceries and tests on pesticide chemicals

February 28, 2012

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The following is new information regarding saving money on organic groceries and the EPA mandating tests on endocrine disruptors. Saving money on organic groceries According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research firm, the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticide residue and should be replaced with organically grown are: peaches, apples, […]

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But, it is too hot to cook

February 26, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  By end of summer, most of us are tired of salads and grilled food, and it is just too hot and humid to cook. And since our slow-cookers might not come out of hiding for a few weeks yet, what can we fix for dinner? How about cold soups to […]

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Springtime at the farmers’ market

February 24, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Spring is a spectacular time of year at your local farmers’ market. The array is colorful, and there are a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables to get creative with. You will find a wonderful selection of baby lettuces that are delicious with just a spritz of lemon juice […]

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Keep Big Brother out of home gardens

February 23, 2012

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by Janet Gangl —  One of the escapist delights of Phoenix urban living is connecting with pals at farmers’ markets and the organic veggies/fruits section of the local grocery stores. There, as we browse the offerings of cherry tomatoes, zucchinis, endives, herbs and other farm-grown munchies, we can indulge our back-to-the-country yearnings while stocking up […]

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