[Food & Gardening} Basil- Going Beyond Pesto

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Ahh, September. The weather hasn’t yet turned cool and gardens here, in North America at least, are in their full glory. Besides the usual tomatoes and overabundance of summer squash, I found myself with a ton of fresh basil this September. Well not a ton, but over 5 pounds and considering how light basil leaves [...]

{Food and Gardening} Up to Your Ears in Sweet Corn? 2 Recipes to Manage the Bountiful Harvest

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Gardening is a beautiful thing. Turn soil. Plant seeds. Weed a little. Water a little. Chase away rabbits. Pick vegetables, pick more vegetables, pick vegetables again. Here in the Northeastern United States we are enjoying an abundance of our favorite vegetables. Tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, basil, and Summer’s own special treat sweet corn. Sweet corn [...]

{Food and Gardening} Hibiscus: A Little Red Magic

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I have always been a huge fan of herbal teas, particularly the sharp tasting “zingers”  that are commercially available. All of these zingers have in common a very special, magical ingredient – hibiscus flower, which grows in many corners of the world, hence its popularity. What is so magical about hibiscus? For a start, the [...]

{Food & Gardening} Homemade Popsicles

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Popsicles! I don’t think there’s a more welcome treat when the weather gets hot and we have had some hot weather lately. You don’t need anything fancy to make a good popsicle, just a container to freeze it in, a stick so you can hold it and a liquid to freeze, but here are some [...]

{Guest Post} Changing Our Lifestyle Choices to Improve Our Health

I’m 39 years old, my husband, Matt, is 36.  Generally speaking we’re both healthy people with little need for doctor visits or medications**.  We rarely get sick, not even colds.  But recently we got a wakeup call from a silent killer and we need to make daily changes before it’s too late.  My husband was [...]