Dehydrating Pineapple

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I don’t often see pineapples go on sale at our local grocery store. Sometimes I’ll locate them as loss leaders but finding them at $0.75 a piece is unheard of! Therefore, when I saw that two pineapples were tagged with […]

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Seasonal Snack: Apple Slices

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Any time I’m (Litsa) at our local grocery store, apples are always on sale! Thus, I’m always looking for easy apple snacks and recipes to enjoy the one seasonal fruit that always greets me and follows me back to my […]

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Dehydrating Bananas

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A friend has recently started dehydrating fruit and vegetables for her daughter’s new paleo diet. As we gathered to visit and craft, nuts and dried fruit were always a part of our gatherings. Therefore, she shared her dehydrator with me […]

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Freezing a Medley of Greens

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Kale, Turnip Greens, and German Greens are all growing in my mother-in-law’s garden (Litsa) this season. There’s acres full of green goodness. When we picked the first time, the greens were dirty with dirt but this week they glistened like […]

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Spice Spotlight: Turmeric

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If you’ve ever seen fresh turmeric, you may have noticed that is a rhizome, like ginger—though it’s smaller about the size of a baby finger, with a tawny skin and a bright orange, crisp interior. Most often though, we’ll find […]

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Pick A Pasta

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All pasta has about 200 calories per serving according to Fitness Magazine (March 2014). The different varieties of pasta vary though…. Whole-Wheat: With six grams of fiber, this is your best bet in the fill-you-up department. It also counts toward […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Bay Leaves

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  Bay leaves are a wonderful addition to any soup, sauce, stew or casserole. They are mainly used dry and are just tossed into the pot of food one is cooking. When they are allowed to impart their rich and […]

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Two Ways to Preserve Herbs

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As the weather changes to cooler temperatures, many parts of the country will be unable to sustain outdoor gardens. If your herbs are planted outdoors, there are two ways you can preserve fresh herbs. Of course if your herbs are […]

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