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June 30, 2016

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe! And in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They also provide fiber and a bit of Vitamin C, but a large zucchini contains only… Read more

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April 29, 2016

Herbaliciousness! (I’ll explain…)

By: Leanne Ely   When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on your food for the amount of… Read more

Lettuce in a pot isolated on a white background.

April 23, 2016

Perpetual Salad! (love this idea!)

By: Leanne Ely   I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time buying produce that I can easily grow myself. At my house, we eat a lot of salad. As many of you know, I serve a large green salad with almost every meal that goes on the table. All of… Read more

Mixed Salad Greens over white

April 8, 2016

It’s not easy being green (Kermit the Frog)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s not easy being greens. So packed with goodness and fiber, yet so many people just push them around the plate without any respect for the nutrition in their pretty green leaves. If you want to get the nutrients you need in your system, you have to get good and comfortable… Read more

A variety of raw vegetables fresh from the garden.

April 7, 2016

How to properly wash fruit & veggies (there’s a correct way!)

By: Leanne Ely Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables- even organic produce. First of all,… Read more

HowToStartAnOrganicGarden

April 4, 2016

How to start an organic garden (here’s how!)

By: Leanne Ely   I just love this time of year when those tender green leaves start shooting from the earth. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden with a pair of scissors and bringing in everything you need to make a fabulous salad for dinner. If you’ve made the decision to plant your… Read more

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April 1, 2016

Little house on the…forage?

By: Leanne Ely   Now that I have everyone talking Paleo, I thought the timing would be just right to talk about all of the delicious foods you can find in the wild, or right in your own backyard! We have our ancestors to thank for figuring out that the leaves of the rhubarb plant… Read more

Strawberry

March 11, 2016

4 Reasons to Love Strawberries + a Smoothie Recipe

By: Leanne Ely   Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries… Read more

Fruits and vegetables

March 7, 2016

How much nutrition is really in your food?

By: Leanne Ely   You hear all the time that you should eat your fruits and vegetables. That they contain important minerals and vitamins essential for good health. So, you probably feel that you’re doing something good when you sit down to your daily salad and whatever other vegetables you can cram into yourself and/or… Read more

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March 4, 2016

Why honeybees are so important

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