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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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Reduce blood pressure naturally

June 29, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  More than 74 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And as any person who is diagnosed with high blood pressure can tell you — it is frightening. Once diagnosed, many patients are placed on medications, such as diuretics. These medications deplete the body […]

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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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How to can those extra tomatoes

June 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  If you are overwhelmed with an abundance of tomatoes in your garden and want to can them, it is easy to do, but it is very important to read up on canning so that you ensure your food is safe throughout the process. The Internet has lots of articles to […]

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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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Caprese Salad

August 12, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Your schedule has been unbelievably busy, and you are running late. Meanwhile, your family is hungry, and you do not have time to prepare a regular meal or even a salad. A caprese salad is a good substitute, as it is healthy and quick to make. The following recipe came […]

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Sunscreen you can eat

February 23, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  Summer is here, and folks are trading the indoors for sunshine and any patch of grass they can find. Some are even seeking more creative and holistic ways to protect themselves from harsh sun exposure. Studies have shown that certain food nutrients can act as a type of sunscreen. While a […]

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Cool summer no-cook treats

February 23, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is definitely an “I do not want to cook” time. So far this year, the local temperature has hit 118° F, and we have had a monstrous haboob that deposited sand and dust everywhere. We just want to stay cool, and this means preparing meals that we do not […]

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