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August 2012

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.

Fear Fats? Time to Dump Those Old Phobias

What does appear to do all the artery clogging are grains and sugars – i.e. CARBS. And for all of us who thought eating low-fat foods would keep the weight off, are finally getting it that since we started eating that way, obesity has soared.

Bean by Bean – A Cookbook

In addition to tips on cooking once for several meals, there is a helpful overview of bean soaking and cooking methods with pros and cons, and quick-cooking charts for dried beans and lentils.

Gluten-Free Eating Popular New Food Trend

The gluten-free diet is one of the fastest-growing health-related food trends among manufacturers, restaurants and even celebrities including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rachel Ray.

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