Food For Thought: Herbs! Truly the Spice of Life…

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Today I noticed that my oregano is going strong in spite of the unusual Spring weather, along with sage and parsley. Each year I add a few herbs to use fresh and to dry for use all Winter. (For the …

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Food For Thought: Get Your Culture Here – It’s For Your Gut!

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Taco or Tostada Bar Anyone? Nachos? You can have cultured foods that are easily made and stored in the refrigerator so you are ready to make many yummy dishes in a flash. Just add your creativity!

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Food For Thought: Guilty Pleasures – Healthier Ways to Satisfy Food Temptations!

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What are your guilty food pleasures? Of course it’s an individual thing, so write to me and together we might create a healthier recipe for your guilty pleasure foods. In the meantime, I will share a few solutions I have …

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Food For Thought: One-Pan Wonders – A Skillet is All You Need!!

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What could be better than a luscious meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes, easier clean up, and yummy food… writing about one-pan dishes got my creative juices flowing! (Pun intended)

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Food For Thought: Souper-Duper Winter Soups!

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At this time of the year, we all expect cold weather, making soup even more appealing! Our fall this year was rather warm, but it’s never too warm for an easy, nutritious soup. Sometimes I put together a quick and …

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Food For Thought: Dessert! Need We Say More? Apples Are In!

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There are many, many apple varieties in season locally at this time of year. I am also taken my what apples offer, both in their raw form and by way of the end products like apple cider and apple cider …

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Food For Thought: Make a Little Chocolate ‘Moose’!

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We all have a personal and family food culture with many influences – like the economy, health, culture, etc. How each of our families saw food and its preparation, and whether it was a priority, speaks to how we might …

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Food For Thought: A Little Bird Told Me… It’s For the Birds!

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I love the birds (and those they hang out with) and wonder how so many idioms, mostly negative, were created about birds in particular. Birds have an environmental role that is key and they are a joy to feed and …

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Food For Thought: Feeding and Caring For Our Best Friends!

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Pets are family and deserve good care. I think it’s important to feed them well and care for their individual needs, which isn’t hard though it requires some thought and planning. My focus here is on dogs, cats, horses, and …

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Food For Thought: Surprise Yourself and Others – Get Sauced!!

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Why will these sauces, dressings and condiments surprise you? Because you can make some in a flash, use them in different meals, and give up many of those bottled sauces sitting on your refrigerator door. I use the words condiments …

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Food For Thought: Fruit, Fruit … Glorious Fruit! Or Are They Really Veggies?!

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There has always been confusion over whether certain foods are really fruits or vegetables. The answer is really about who is asking the question. Are you a gardener/botanist or a chef/home cook? If you are a gardener, the botanical definition …

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Food For Thought: Slow Food in A Fast Food World – Joyfully Create and Recreate All Week Long!

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I have long said that my whole life revolves around my next meal – my friends and family can attest to that. Really, it does for all of us, whether talking about basic survival or good health – we need …

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Food For Thought: Does Lactose Intolerance Occur Naturally? Lactose needs Lactase!

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Do you have trouble digesting dairy products? Are you sensitive or intolerant to lactose? Or is it a more serious dairy allergy? I have sensitivity to lactose but not to dairy in general and was happy to discover that not …

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The Nose Knows! Is Bitter Better?

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Follow your nose and challenge your senses for the sake of your health. The five basic flavors are sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory. One of the most commonly disliked and avoided flavors is bitter and yet bitter foods contain …

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