A Wholesome Oasis in the Food Desert

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Two weeks ago, my local farmer”s market opened for the year with it”s usual crowds of people hungry for good, locally grown produce. For me, this is a sight which almost always brings me to tears. As few as 15 years ago in this area you couldn”t get a decent fresh vegetable for miles, and […]

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Save the Bees!

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When you think about animals vital to human survival, bees and their fellow pollinators are right at the top of the list. Without bees, crops don’t grow, and we don’t get to eat real food. For a few years now, researchers and gardeners alike have been wringing their hands over the mass disappearance of so […]

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Get Crafty to Avoid GMO Foods

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This week Lori told us about the new Monsanto Protection Act which basically lets Monsanto do anything they want to do and protects them from any sort of legal punishment. This is very scary news for the health of our nation, our children, and our environment. I learned a long time ago that the most […]

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The Monsanto Protection Act – Action Plan

The graphic pretty much says it all, but if you’d like to read up on this abomination of a law, try these few articles. The good news is that this is only a temporary law. It is set to expire in 6 months. The bad news is that unless we make an un-ignorable stink, it’s […]

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Vegetarian friendly recipes for Easter and Passover

Whether you”re vegan, carnivore or something in between, the key to eating healthily for the planet and the body is diversity. Finding meat alternatives and ways to use seasonal and local fare are key. Here”s a roundup of some alternative dishes for the traditional Easter and Passover celebration that are bound to please just about […]

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DIY: Wonderful, Healthful Yogurt (and a Couple of Recipes)

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I LOVE yogurt! It was introduced to me when I was an adolescent and I admit that I had a hard time getting used to it – why would I get my calcium and healthy vitamins from a tart tasting dairy product when I could drink chocolate milk? I guess you can say that yogurt […]

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Chocolate Equals Love!

We love chocolate! We love to get it, we love to give it! And remember, Valentine’s Day is one week from today.  During these somewhat gloomy winter days, what could be better than an easy and  delicious chocolate dessert to share with your loved ones?  Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to cover […]

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Seed Swap Day

The last Saturday of January is National Seed Swap day in the US.  Search google for a seed swap near you and get ready to make some trades.  If you are in Canada or Britain you can also search for Seedy Sundays.  Local seed trading is the best, because you can find seeds from plants that […]

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Checking In On Your Food-Based Resolutions

Ladies and gents, it’s January 17th. 17 days into the new year and 17 painful days of getting used to our new routines and resolutions. How are you doing so far? I’m sure there was a pretty ugly period as you detoxed the sugar out of your system or you got up earlier than the […]

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