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Rules of Rhubarb & Simplified Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is an easy to grow perennial that will provide for many years once planted. You can harvest rhubarb once the stalks reach 12 to 18 inches tall, on the second year after planting. To harvest, simply grab the base of the stalk then…
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Pumpkin Seeds Make You Feel Good! {Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe}

Fall is in the air, and  if your like me, chances are you have already ordered in some Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea to help you enjoy the now-chilly evenings. I know I will be drinking this tea from now until about…
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You Say Tomatoes? How to easily peel a fresh tomato {How to freeze extra tomatoes}

How to buy and how to store fresh tomatoes There are many varieties of tomatoes on the market today, from large, juicy varieties great for cooking or slicing, to tiny cherry or grape varieties that are perfect for salad toppings. There…
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Squash Nutrition: Apple stuffed Acorn Squash {Favorite Fall Recipe}

Acorn squash are a type of winter squash that are named for their shape, which is like an acorn. Acorn squash come in a variety of colors including green, orange, white and a variegated green color. When choosing squash, look for a hard tough…
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On with the Onions! {How to choose, store and use fresh onions}

Written by Morgan McManimon-Myers, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Some dishes just wouldn’t be the same without the famous onion.  One of the oldest known edible food sources, this member of the allium family is present in a staggering…
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Simply Cilantro: Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe {How to store fresh Cilantro }

Cilantro is an herb that is available year-round in most markets which can add great flavor to your dishes, without adding any fat, calories, or sodium! It has a distinctive, pungent flavor and is often used in Mexican and Asian cooking. Growing…
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Let’s Relish the Radish: How to choose, store and enjoy fresh radishes

What’s not to like about this bright, bite-sized, zesty veggie? Radishes are eager to pop up in the Spring – they take only a few weeks to go from seeds to table-ready! Harvest or shop for radishes that are bright red and approximately…
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Strawberry Nutrition {Easy Shortcake Recipe}

Oh, the strawberry – it is no wonder it’s the world’s most popular berry, with its luscious red color and delicious sweetness! But, the taste of strawberries isn’t the only sweet deal; this member of the rose family has only 46 calories…
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The chives have arrived! Easy Parmesan Red Potatoes

Spring is officially here and chives have arrived!  Chives are a native herb resembling hollow blades of grass and are the smallest member of the onion family. Like their relatives the onions and garlic, they contain the same volatile, sulfur-containing…
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A perfect Quiche for Easter Brunch! {Why breakfast is so important}

  Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day! A nutritious breakfast not only provides you the energy you need to tackle your day, eating breakfast also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Since I’ve been a dietitian,…
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Are you D-ficient? Why Vitamin D is so important!

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is vitally important for your health. Some of the many health benefits of Vitamin D include: • Protection against bone thinning, which is a common reason older adults are more vulnerable to bone…
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Are Canned Vegetables Healthy? {Quick 4 Bean Salad Recipe}

February is national canned food month and although you often hear that fresh is best, it’s important to rememberthat when it comes to nutrition, all forms of vegetables count, whether fresh, frozen, or canned. Canned vegetables provide…