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August 28, 2014

Are your hormones raging out of control? Learn how to balance them with food.

By: Leanne Ely   You hear about it all of the time, but do you really understand how important hormone health is to your overall well being? Think of hormones as tiny little chemical messengers in your body. These little guys are responsible for regulating all kinds of important things within the body including metabolism,… Read more

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August 26, 2014

What delicious hybrid do honeybees love?

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: BOYSENBERRIES It’s boysenberry season! Though, you may have a hard time finding fresh boysenberries. Boysenberries are a… Read more

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August 21, 2014

Grow your own stir fry from kitchen scraps

By: Leanne Ely   The next time you toss your kitchen scraps, you might want to ask yourself if you can regrow them first! That’s right! You can regrow some of your common peels and cores into a whole new plant. And in some cases, you don’t even need a garden. Is your mind blown… Read more

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August 6, 2014

Get back to your roots: A Root Vegetable Primer

By: Leanne Ely   Last year, I had a great bumper crop of carrots, beets, kohlrabi and more in my garden. This year, a mysterious critter took them all out. Thank heavens for farmer’s markets! Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought I’d put together a… Read more

Raspberry Salad

August 5, 2014

Once upon a time, I had a “pick your own” farm where I grew…

By: Leanne Ely   My most favorite fruit ever! Raspberries! And right now, it’s the that most wonderful time of the year . . . raspberry season! Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are in season now, and yes, these berries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to… Read more

okra

August 1, 2014

What green pod can help your vision and keep you regular?

By: Leanne Ely   Okra isn’t everyone’s favorite vegetable, but if you knew how healthy these edible green pods were, I think you might find yourself warming up to them. Now, I’m from California so I didn’t grow up eating fresh okra. But when I moved to the South, I found out from growing them… Read more

Blueberries

July 22, 2014

Antioxidants, beauty and taste in one little berry!

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: BLUEBERRIES One of the most nutritious berries on the block is in season right now! Yes, it’s… Read more

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July 11, 2014

Great taste and nutrition in one pretty package

By: Leanne Ely   Tender, beautiful pea shoots are one of my favorite fresh-from-the-garden treats. Those curly green tendrils are the leaves of the traditional garden pea plant. They hold all the flavor of a freshly shucked pea while adding a touch of whimsy to a salad or stir fry. And lucky for me (and… Read more

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July 8, 2014

What common herb works for smoothies and tea?

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

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July 4, 2014

Which leafy green bites you back?

By: Leanne Ely   Looking to shake things up on your salad plate? The next time you’re at the market, pick up a bunch of arugula, also known as “Italian Cress.” Or, if you’re in the UK, you might find it labeled, “Rocket Salad.” Arugula is a nice change from your regular greens because its… Read more