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October 2, 2014

7 kitchen staples you can easily make yourself

By: Leanne Ely   There are very few bottled items in my refrigerator that I have not made myself. I enjoy making my own condiments because I can tell exactly where each ingredient came from! I also like to make condiments that use up the bounty of my garden. Currently that would be tomatoes! The… Read more

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September 29, 2014

Could your honeybee an impostor?

By: Leanne Ely   I can’t remember the last time I bought a jar of honey. I’ve had no need to since I started raising my own backyard bees! My honeybees amaze me every single day and every July, they provide me with all of the honey I could possibly need for the year (and… Read more

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September 26, 2014

Don’t Throw This Away!

By: Leanne Ely   Do you toss away the tops of your beets when you’re preparing the roots for your meal? Or do you eat them, too? Many people don’t realize that the red-veined leaves of the beet root are not only edible, but they’re also chock full of all kinds of nutrients. You can… Read more

Mindless Meals

September 25, 2014

Mindless Meals (when you’re too tired for anything!)

By: Leanne Ely   The kiddies are all back to school, and after a summer where the routine was willy nilly at best, here you are facing the rush of homework, piano lessons, laundry and everything else that goes along with the onset of the new school year. It’s going to happen plenty of times… Read more

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September 23, 2014

Squash Blossoms (great trick)

By: Leanne Ely   I enjoyed a bumper crop of zucchini this year from my garden, but I’m definitely over the beautiful orange squash blossoms for this season, sadly. Today, we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great recipe to use with squash blossoms (and you can use any blossom, from… Read more

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September 19, 2014

Which cancer-fighting veggie deserves another chance?

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever seen Brussels sprouts before they’re harvested from their stalks? They are just the coolest looking things! The next time you’re at the farmer’s market, see if you can find some. They’re awesome—a little tree with tiny cabbages up and down the stalk. I adore Brussels sprouts—now. But when… Read more

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September 16, 2014

Do you know how to make celery stay fresh for a month?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery… Read more

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September 15, 2014

7 edibles you might be ignoring

By: Leanne Ely   I am willing to bet there are some plants in your yard that you didn’t even know you could eat. Now, I’m not suggesting for a minute that all of these food items are delicious (because some of them aren’t) but your kids will surely enjoy making a meal out of… Read more

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September 9, 2014

Shhh… it’s almost here… and it involves a Penguin!

Dear Friends, I’ve got something exciting to share with you! And you are the first to hear about it… And yes, it involves a Penguin of sorts. No kidding! My newest book, Part Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy is almost here and is being published by Penguin (Plume is the imprint)… Read more

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September 2, 2014

Which fruit can decrease the risk of asthma and regulate blood sugar?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s apple season once again, so today we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great new rec-ipe, all related to this classic fruit bowl staple. These sweet (sometimes tart) fruits make the perfect grab-and-go snack. Apples are delicious, filling and healthy, plus they have a built-in, biodegradable… Read more