RECIPE

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Boost your daily nutrition intake by preparing and enjoying a fresh salad packed with greens and protein. Too many of us still look at salads and think they are a garnish to add a little colour to a meal. The Australian government’s guide to healthy eating and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest eating [...]

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The nights are crisp, the colors are beginning to change, and it’s time to enjoy the harvest. At farmers markets and The Growing Place, you can find a large variety of edible pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkin can be used in soups, breads, pies, cookies, muffins and more. One favorite snack is roasted pumpkin seeds. To [...]

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Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and Fremont resident Lalitha Visveswaran has always found that “the kitchen is the center of [her] life.” As a child, she foraged for herbs with her grandmother in South India. While in college, she enjoyed homemade meals transported in tiffin carriers (a popular style of lunchbox used in India). She graduated [...]

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A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing cabbage and cooking it in a mélange of vegetables to enhance its taste. Cabbage, because it grows best in cool weather, is one of those vegetables that will withstand frosts, says Anne, the gardener. You can put cabbage plants out in the garden in [...]

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Summer desserts are meant to celebrate the season. Fruit pies, cobblers, buckles and crisps are made for the glorious sweet fruits of summer. These casual yet intensely satisfying fruit desserts depend upon the best seasonal fruits, usually topped with a cake, streusel or both. A cobbler by definition is a fruit mixture with a biscuit-style [...]

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Post image for Cost-Buster Cooking by Ellen Brown on pickling

Pickles are not synonymous with cucumbers, even though we see barrels worth of green spears and slices on supermarket shelves. Almost all vegetables and even some fruits can be pickled, a method of food preservation dating back to the ancient Mesopotamians. With late summer produce at its peak, it costs far less than you would [...]

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The Calgary Herald / by Jessica Patterson Surrounded by farm country, Calgary is a produce paradise Fall is a delicious time of year, when locally harvested vegetables and fruits make their way into restaurants and Calgarians’ kitchens, ripe and bursting with flavour. At the height of fall harvest, carrots, corn, squash and peppers, leafy greens [...]

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I decided to combine red grapes and plums here because of how well plums and wine go together in desserts. (I wasn’t about to attempt a red wine smoothie, but I hope this recipe inspires some daring mixologists.) 2 1/2 small or 2 large plums, pitted and sliced (about 3/4 cup sliced) 1/2 cup red [...]

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Post image for Rum Soaked Tropical Fruit Oatmeal Cookies and hanging out at Little Beach in Maui

AJ and I spent most of the first week of our time in Maui on the beach. Specifically a beach nicknamed “Little Beach” – over the rock on the north side of Big Beach. As it’s name implies, it’s a small little beach, removed from the typical family friendly beaches strewn throughout Maui, and that [...]

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This Blueberry Lime Salsa is Infused With Unusual Fruity Ingredients Recently featured on the ‘How Sweet It Is’ food blog was a peculiar recipe for Blueberry Lime Salsa. As someone who could quite possibly living off of chips and salsa, I was immediately intrigued. The recipe for the Blueberry Lime Salsa immediately struck me as [...]

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Fresh fruit raised in the early days on the farm had a very short shelf life before it had to be consumed. In order to use the harvest of pears figs or peaches, the homemaker learned to can the fruit in jars in a sugar solution, can juices of the fruit or make jam, jelly [...]

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This summery fruit is dripping with sweetness It’s not unusual to see area farm stands with signs touting “candy lopes.” At the height of the melon season, candy is the perfect way to describe the cantaloupe’s super juicy, sweet flavor. A drippy wedge or a cup of cold cubes is certainly one of summer’s most [...]

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Post image for BODYWISE RECIPE: Real fruit, yogurt make frozen pops … pop

Used to be, on a sweaty summer’s day you dashed to the store, stuck your hand in the deep-freeze and pulled out a box of factory-made pops on a stick. Or, if you had a mother of some invention, she might stir up a pitcher of sugary Kool-Aid and pour it into a clanky metal [...]

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Sweet, juicy peaches are finally here. Delicious on their own or baked into sweet desserts, this fruit is a true Southern favorite. Like most fruits, peaches appeal to both our sweet tooth and our desire to eat healthfully. A medium peach contains a modest 40 calories or so but contributes 10 percent of the vitamin [...]

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A gardener and a chef team up with advice on growing and cooking blueberries, including a recipe for a cool and elegant summer dessert. Blueberries are extremists, says Anne, the gardener. They need intensely acid soil, a pH of 4.0 to 5.0. Add sunshine and a steady supply of water to the roots and you [...]

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Post image for Moms Gear: Make quick and healthy fruit popsicles for you and the kids

Being able to freeze a popsicle to readiness in seven minutes should appeal to any mom, but especially those wanting to provide a fruit-based treat in practically no time at all. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker allows users to do just that. Moms can have popsicles of any kind ready for their kids within a [...]

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