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August 2012

Flavors of St. Simons Island, Georgia

During World War II the property served as a training and coast-watching facility for the Navy after German U-boats were sighted off the Georgia coast during the winter of 1942.

Georgia Fresh: Peaches, Vidalia Onions, Honey, Wine and Spirits

Unlike pasteurized honeys found in supermarkets, 100% pure, raw and unfiltered honey preserves natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and pollens, providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition, providing a quick energy boost, decreasing muscle fatigue, and soothing sunburn.

Dressing Up Your Summer Salads

But delicious, refreshing and healthy as all those goodies are, naked salad can get pretty boring if not unpalatable to most of us. Homemade salad dressings, made with extra virgin olive oil plus raw vinegar or lemon juice are, as nutrition educator Sally Fallon notes, the best coat that any self-respecting salad can put on.

Sumptuous, Healthy Summer Salsas

There’s a very simple answer to all those questions – fresh, homemade salsa. As tropical residents know – when it’s hot outside, rely on something hot inside – spicy foods make you sweat and cool you down.

March 2012

Going Green for March

Since corned beef and cabbage is traditional fare for March, here are some simple, inexpensive, recipes to cook cabbage without it becoming a soggy, smelly, distasteful pile of gray vegetable matter; a do-it-yourself corned beef brisket that is additive-free and generally cheaper than from the supermarket; plus a little added horseradish for zest.

April 2012

Ohio – Famous for Presidents and Johnny Appleseed

Besides presidents, Ohio is famous for Johnny Appleseed (nee John Chapman), an itinerant farmer who introduced apple trees to Ohio.

July 2012

Debunking the Junk: Scream for Your Ice Cream – Not at It

Today most ice creams are synthetic from start to finish. The next time you are tempted by a luscious looking banana split sundae made with commercial ice cream, think of it as a mixture of antifreeze, oil paint, nitrate solvent, and lice killer.

Cheery Cherries

But these days, between farmers markets, organic fruits appearing in more supermarkets, and online sources, sour cherries are back in my freezer and tucked into or poured over a whole lot of delicious dishes.  And at our age, sour cherries can be a real blessing with loads of antioxidants and welcome relief for sore joints and arthritic pain.

Grilling and Smoking and Rhubarb for Father’s Day

Rhubarb Renaissance (Minnesota Historical Society Press) by Kim Ode introduces more than 50 practical recipes, concoctions like rhubarb corn fritters, spiced couscous with rhubarb and figs, rhubarb-bacon compote, and rhubarb ketchup.

Luscious, All-American Pears

The United States is the second largest pear-producing country in the world, and Oregon and Washington comprise the nation’s largest pear growing region producing 84% of all fresh pears grown in the United States.

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