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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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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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Ways to curb your sugar craving

February 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Food and sugar cravings are a dieter’s dilemma. You might reduce your caloric intake, but get shaky because you are not eating enough. The consequent dip in your blood sugar level then causes you to crave a sugared food. Your brain tells your body, “Give me sugar, now!” So you […]

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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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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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Health updates: White tea and blueberries

February 29, 2012

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The following is new information regarding white tea and obesity, and how blueberries can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. White tea fights obesity, scientists report German scientists say that drinking white tea may be a natural way to battle the bulge. The tea contains compounds that appear to break down existing […]

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10 organic foods worth the money

February 25, 2012

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Organic food can cost more than the conventionally grown alternative, but the payoff of great taste and good health should more than make up for it and reduce your overall health care costs in the future. Also, remember to limit your intake of fruits and juices with high fructose content. Apples — The FDA states […]

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The mysterious health properties of the pomegranate

February 24, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Hidden inside this unusual-looking little fruit are five life-saving reasons why you should eat the pomegranate. Although this rather unattractive orb has been consumed and used for centuries around the world, its popularity in North America is in its infancy. It is the oldest known fruit on the planet, which could […]

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It is time to enjoy pumpkins

February 23, 2012

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by Karen Langston — The pumpkin has been a staple of the American diet for a very long time. Native Americans were using the pumpkin both for its seeds (as food) and for medicinal purposes long before pilgrims set foot on what is now American soil. Pumpkin was also used for treating snakebites, as a […]

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Have you had a date lately?

February 23, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  By now, we all know that we should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. They are great sources of vitamins and minerals that help our bodies function well. If you follow a diet plan, no matter what kind, there is always the possibility of craving something sweet. Here is […]

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