Stay cool as a cucumber

Cucumbers are a great food for the hot days of summer.

Cucumbers are a great food for the hot days of summer.When 90-degree temperatures and drenching humidity threaten to overheat you by causing an extreme state of dripping steaminess, it’s time to cool the body and mind with refreshing, rehydrating foods. What could be more invigorating than fresh, crisp cucumbers? With a 95% water content, cucumbers …

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It’s rhubarb season — enjoy!

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience”   —James Beard Enjoying seasonal fruits and vegetables is a natural and harmonic way to nourish the body and the spirit. Here in New England, gardens are beginning to yield the delicious flavors of spring, including, herbs, lettuces and rhubarb. Also known as pieplant, rhubarb is a …

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What color is your food?

“When you have a rainbow deep down in your heart, your smile will shine bright. You know you’re part of that colorful, magical feeling you’ll find, when you have a rainbow inside.” — Anonymous To truly establish healthy eating habits it is important to incorporate a wide range of colorful, fresh ingredients into your diet. …

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Filling up on fiber

“I was determined to know beans” —Henry David Thoreau One of the most effective ways to keep the body functioning at an optimal level of health is to incorporate the proper amount of high-fiber foods into the diet. High-fiber, plant-based foods, are a powerful source of health enhancing nutrition. Both dietary fiber (also known as …

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Hope springs eternal

“What I am jazzed about is knowing that this is a new week, and Mother Nature’s making new ingredients.” — Emeril Lagasse As long as gardens continue to grow, then hope does indeed spring eternal. No matter how harsh the winter, or how miserable the storms of life that must be weathered, the re-emergence of …

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