Try Something New: Kombucha

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Several weeks ago, a friend asked me if I’ve tried ‘Kombucha’ but I had not until she shared hers with me. There were chunks in the bottom of the bottle so my first reaction was to shake. However the bottle’s […]

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Try Something New: Donut Nectarines

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When traveling this summer, make sure to try out local produce. You never know what new varieties of fruit and vegetables that you will find. Last summer while we were traveling in Cyprus, I (Litsa) had the luxury of trying […]

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Try Something New: Balsamic Vinegar with Honey

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Balsamic vinegar is popular all around the world. It has become a staple in many American kitchens since popular gourmet chefs have introduced it many dishes online, in magazines/cookbooks, on television, and/or at select upscale restaurants. Italians and Greeks have […]

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Try Something New: Mulberry

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One of our (Litsa & daughter) favorite summer treats is eating fresh mulberries from the village Mulberry trees. There are two trees in our village that are near our family home in Greece. They produce white mulberries that are sweet. […]

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Try Something New: Mayocoba Bean

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Have you ever heard of a mayocoba bean? This past winter, I (Litsa) found a bag of Mayocoba Beans on clearance and opted to try them. The Mayocoba Beans were medium sized yellow colored beans. They are also referred to […]

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Try Something New: Himalayan Pink Salt

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Something new has made it to my kitchen: Himalayan Pink Salt. I (Litsa) kept seeing the pink salt on shelves as I filtered through specialty shops, health foods stores, etc. My newsfeed on social media and my fitness magazines all […]

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Try Something New: Cranberry Beans

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The cranberry bean looks similar to the pinto bean but differs in taste. Their high nutritional value makes them a great selection for a number of dishes like summer salsa. Although cranberry beans are also a great bean to simmer […]

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Try Something New: Spaghetti Squash

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I recently tried spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is yellowish-orange in color. It has a hard outer skin like a pumpkin or a butternut squash. The reason this squash is called […]

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