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Kitchen Cleaning Tips

I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub down and getting everything all freshened up organized. And now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to get to work. Kitchen cleaning tips. Scrub the cast iron. A good...

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7 Fall Foods to Forage For

Would you believe there’s all kinds of fresh food, free for the taking out there in the great outdoors? If there’s a forest or a meadow nearby, you may be able to forage for some delicious fall edibles. I love gardening, but I also love harvesting food I didn't have...

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Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is a winter squash that gets its name from its acorn-like shape. The skin is usually green and the flesh is an appealing shade of orange that looks similar to pumpkin. The flavor of acorn squash is sweet and somewhat buttery. Many acorn squash cooking...

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Pantry Perk-Up

Do you remember that nursery rhyme about uncooperative Mary? It goes like this: Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row. I don’t know what a cockle shell is and right now my garden is in...

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Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkins for everyone!!! That's how I feel when I walk into a store and I eyeball a gorgeous array of pumpkins of every persuasion! I want to open my arms like Maria in The Sound of Music and twirl in the middle of store--yes, pumpkins are my fall spirit animal...

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Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese

Pear Strawberry Salsa with Feta Cheese - - ripe pears (diced into 1/4-inch cubes), fresh lime juice, fresh strawberries (coarsely chopped), red onion (finely chopped), jalapeño (finely chopped), fresh cilantro (finely chopped), olive oil, feta...

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Pears

Did you know that pears are a member of the rose family? Yes! They sure are. There are over 3000 varieties of pears in the world. If you plant a pear tree today it will take about 7 years to produce fruit, but they can live for 100 years. Pears are packed with fiber...

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What symbol of fall may help you beat the blues?

Pumpkins are all over the place right now. Readily available across most of North America, pumpkins have become a symbol of autumn and have a starring role in desserts, soups and loaves this time of year. But these gorgeous orange orbs are much more than just a pretty...

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Be Proactive with Probiotics

Good  gut bacteria  is a hugely underrated  benefit for your physical  well-being. Did  you know  that there  are roughly 450  or so different species  of bacteria right now sitting  in your gastrointestinal tract? If  you put all of those little critters  on a...

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Saving Dinner Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

- - Salad: mixed salad greens (make sure some of it is spinach), carrots (chopped), red onion (chopped), Gala apple (cored, and cut into 1/4-cubes), tomatoes (diced), Pumpkin seeds (sprinkled over the top), Dressing: honey, balsamic vinegar,...

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3 Super Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Oh it’s autumn! And you know what that means, don’t you? A plethora of pumpkin seeds! I mean, who doesn’t equate fall...

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Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

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