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Crispy bacon strips

February 2, 2016

Achin’ for some bacon?

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: BACON The Chinese started enjoying salted pork bellies in 1500 BC. The Romans and the Greeks also… Read more

Kale Chips

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

Creamy Southwest Beef Soup-1

January 12, 2016

Head Of the Vegetable Class

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: CABBAGE Hands up if you have a head of cabbage in your refrigerator! Not only is this… Read more

turkey salad

December 24, 2015

5 ways to enjoy Christmas Dinner leftovers

By: Leanne Ely   We’re only a day away from one of the biggest dinners of the year. (It seems like we were just enjoying our Thanksgiving dinners, doesn’t it?) If you didn’t manage your Thanksgiving dinner properly, you might have (gasp) ended up growing sick of the leftovers. Let’s see to it that you enjoy… Read more

8waystouseCranberriessmaller

December 11, 2015

8 surprising uses for cranberries

By: Leanne Ely   Not only are they gorgeous, but cranberries are full of nutrition: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium, iron, magnesium and folate. They also contain antioxidants and phenols that can protect you against all kinds of things, including urinary tract infections. Since it’s cranberry season, you should stock up on as many of… Read more

Summer Bundt Cake with Topped with Sugar Glaze, close up, square

December 4, 2015

Orange you getting hungry?

By: Leanne Ely   They’re juicy and sweet, they’re featured in fruit baskets everywhere and they’re the unofficial poster-fruits of cold prevention. Let’s talk about oranges! Oranges are an excellent snack, but they’re not quite as easy to peel as a banana when you’re on the go. But what they lack in peel appeal, they… Read more

roasted pork loin stuffed with prune and spices on festive table

December 1, 2015

Do you use this ancient fruit?

By: Leanne Ely Figs have been harvested since the 9th century BC where they were a staple in Greece. And let me tell you the Greeks took their figs seriously. There were laws that forbade people from exporting the highest quality figs! If you’ve ever enjoyed a fresh fig, you know why this fruit of… Read more

Turkey soup-1

November 24, 2015

Scrumptious Roast Turkey Soup

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in… Read more

Paleo-Thanksgiving

November 23, 2015

Delicious Thanksgiving – Paleo Style!

By: Leanne Ely   Oh, how I adore Thanksgiving. Family and feasting and giving thanks-what could be better than that? Here in the US, our Thanksgiving marks the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, too, so it really is an exciting time. Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, and you may be thinking about what… Read more

Preparing green beans in a cast iron skillet

November 17, 2015

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

By: Leanne Ely   Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray. But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks… Read more