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Kombucha: A Refreshing, Healthy Drink, And a Fun DIY Project

We have all seen kombucha at the store—the glass bottles filled with orange liquid advertising their probiotics and health benefits. But what actually is kombucha? Where did it come from? Kombucha has been used both as a delicious drink and … Continue reading

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Umami, the Savory Flavor

In elementary school we all learn about the basic flavors our tongue can taste: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Recently we have learned about another flavor called umami. This flavor has been translated from Japanese as a yummy savory taste. … Continue reading

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Easy Tips for Slow-Cooker Meals

There’s nothing like coming home from your garden patch with lots of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and other veggies. But what do you do with them? Sure, there’s the standard baking or boiling, but in the summer heat, maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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From Winter Garden to Festive Feast

With the holidays coming up and family coming in, now is a great time to maximize your garden’s abilities. Making dishes from winter produce to put on the table this time year will help save you money at the grocery … Continue reading

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A Season of Chilly Nights and Warm Drinks

Steamed milk. Hot tea with honey. Salted caramel hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. Gin and bourbon hot toddies with lemon. Warmed, mulled cider. The nights may be growing chillier with each passing day, but luckily, the possibilities are endless for … Continue reading

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Beauty AND Substance: Radicchio, Beet, and Mint Salad Recipe

After perusing the web recently for some new recipe ideas, I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe for radicchio, beet, and mint salad. The accompanying photograph of the vibrant beets and radicchio immediately caught my eye, and reminded me that even … Continue reading

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Fire Cider, to Ward Off Colds This Season

If you like creating cold remedies right at home with ingredients from your garden or pantry, you’ll enjoy this recipe for “Fire Cider.” Adapted from a recipe created by herbal remedy pioneer Rosemary Gladstar, this concoction is sure to scare … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Red Wine: Deadly Myths and Deliciousness

I think that most of us can agree that a good summer beverage can be a great summer beverage with a little help from Mother Nature. Traditional summer coolers like mojitos, punches, and of course, sangria, all include some fruit, … Continue reading

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DIY Fruity Frozen Popsicles

It’s hot in New York City; it’s sweltering-sweat-pooling-miserably hot. I know that when I’m enduring a steamy summer day, there’s nothing I crave more than cold and refreshing fruit-based. Berries, melon varieties, and in-season stone fruits bring a summery edge … Continue reading

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Putting Those Seasonal Veggies To Use: Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

Summer’s bounty provides no shortage of delicious and seasonal fruits and vegetables, readily available at your local farmers’ market or right in your backyard if you like to grow your own food. And whether you are a culinary genius or … Continue reading

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