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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

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January 1, 2016

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s that time of year again. The New Year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months. If, when the clock struck twelve at the beginning of 2016, you made some resolutions that… Read more

Assortment of fresh Organic Vegetables /  on the Wooden Desk / with Water Droplets

December 17, 2015

6 ways to save money while eating healthy

By: Leanne Ely   If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they couldn’t afford to eat healthy, I might not be a millionaire, but I could surely buy a new car 😉 The thing is, it’s not true. We can all afford to make healthy changes in our lifestyle. Is it… Read more

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December 7, 2015

5 Ways to Make the Most of CSA

By: Leanne Ely   Another week, another CSA delivery! I look forward to my box of fresh local produce every week, but I am well aware that there are many of you out there who might not have had a chance to finish all of last week’s veggies before getting your new load. Today we’re… Read more

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November 6, 2015

Butternut squash stew

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: BUTTERNUT SQUASH As the weather gets cooler, my mind goes to squash. That didn’t come out quite… Read more

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November 3, 2015

Keep Celery 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

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

November 2, 2015

Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries

By: Leanne Ely   Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to give you a trick, a tip and a brand new recipe featuring these gorgeous little treats! Now, there is much more to love about raspberries than their amazing flavor. They are… Read more

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October 29, 2015

Dem Bones!

By: Leanne Ely   Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking with. If you’re sticking to a grocery budget, you’ll be glad to know these animal bits are good and cheap (sometimes free if you can sweet talk your butcher). Bones are full of minerals like… Read more

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October 23, 2015

10 TIPS FOR BUYING OLIVE OIL LIKE A PRO Plus, the BIG Olive Oil Secret

Visit any supermarket, gourmet store, or corner grocery and you’re likely to find an intimidatingly large selection of olive oils. Go online and the options multiply a hundredfold. What’s more, a UC Davis study discovered that up to 69% of olive oil labeled “extra virgin” on supermarket shelves was fraudulent. How can you choose the… Read more

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October 22, 2015

Veggie freezing guide

By: Leanne Ely   All sorts of nutritious edibles are being plucked from the ground across North America at this very moment. Yes, October is harvest time. Even if you haven’t grown your own vegetables this year, you should still make the most of all that great local organic produce that can be so difficult… Read more