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5 Potent and Powerful Healing Herbs from the Kitchen Garden

Herbs are potent healers and add wonderful flavors to a wide range of foods. From salads to soups, stews to desserts, baked goods and all manner of dressings and sauces, herbs can transform the flavors of our food. Eat them for their great taste and they will impart their healing as an added benefit. A Family of Culinary Herbs Perhaps most diverse and well used in the kitchen is the family Lamiaceae.   Sometimes called the [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Fruits and Vegetables, Good Stuff|0 Comments

Cranberry Bars: A Delicious Way to Get the Full Power of Cranberries!

Cranberries: The Miracle Food of the Holiday Season My favorite part of the onset of the holiday season just might be that it signals the cranberry harvest. That brief window of time when fresh cranberries can be found in the market, at farmers markets or even at nearby local farms. These tiny, tangy and tart late fall berries add a lovely and delicious flavor component to bring a [...]

By | December 14th, 2014|Fruits and Vegetables, Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds – October’s Seasonal Super Foods

Abundant October Pumpkins Fall is all about the color and as the leaves turn to brilliant hues of yellow, orange and red, the pumpkins glow their own brilliant orange across their dry and yellowed fields. That brilliant orange is not just great to look at. It's also a sign of the rich goodness of pumpkin in the diet. You've probably noticed that the other place that brilliant orange [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

The Amazing Broccoli Connection: Why You Want to Eat More Cruciferous Vegetables

Our Gut and Skin - Protecting us Inside and Out Seems lately we've been hearing a lot - (and it's a good thing, I'm not complaining!) about our skin. About the skin being the largest organ of our bodies, and how what we put on our skin winds up in our bloodstream in very short order... This is a big reason I'm a fan of an all organic all natural [...]

By | January 4th, 2014|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

The Benefits of Blueberries: Amazing Antioxidant Brain Boosters in a Tiny Package

There is nothing so delicious as a handful of fresh, perfectly plump blueberries. Their juicy goodness carries a powerful punch nutritionally, too. So by all means, indulge yourself! There is a lot of great news about blueberries lately, and it also validates what many who choose organic have known instinctively all along. The Benefits of Blueberries Blueberries are Packed with Antioxidants The first thing to know is that organic blueberries [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

The Benefits of Pectin – Maybe that Apple a Day really does keep the Doctor away

What is apple pectin? Pectin is a soluble fiber that occurs in the cell walls of plants. It is found not only in apples (1-1.5%), but also in oranges (0.5..3.5%), carrots (1.4%), apricots (1%) and especially in citrus peels (30%). A medium apple (180g) contains about 4 grams of fiber, that is 17% DV (Daily Value). [SELF Nutrition Data], and roughly half of that consists as the water-soluble apple pectin. [...]

By | August 24th, 2013|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

Eat Your Greens – Why Organic Matters When It Comes to Healthy Greens

In the past couple of years, I've noticed that kale has become one of those 'hot topics'. Everywhere you look, experts, foodies and the whole world, it seems, has fallen in love with kale. Not that this is bad, kale is definitely worthy of our affection. However, one thing I've been dismayed to note along the way in the midst of all the hoopla is a decided lack of information [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments

Strawberries!

It's that time of year again, when the first of the season's fresh strawberries start showing up in local shops and farmers markets, and in the garden too. So YUM! So what's the good news about strawberries? The really good news about strawberries is that they are one of the top antioxidant fruits you can possibly eat. Higher than just about anything else out there, in the fruits, vegetables, herbs [...]

By | May 15th, 2013|Fruits and Vegetables|0 Comments