Tag: healthy eating

Open Market in Chania, Crete

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Open Market in Chania, Crete

Even the cats are awed by the open market in Chania, Crete. We just got back from a fantastic trip to Greece. I’ll be writing more about the food over the next few weeks, but one of my favorite places was the market in Chania, Crete. As you can see, even the feral cats like […]

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Homemade Flavored Applesauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 29, 2014 2 Comments
Homemade Flavored Applesauce

Homemade canned applesauce just got better with the addition of mango. Have you gone shopping for applesauce lately? It comes it all kinds of flavors now, but almost all of it is full of high fructose corn syrup, additives, and preservatives. Why take something as simple and wholesome as applesauce and fill it full of […]

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World Vegetarian Day Special

Filed in Real Food by on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
World Vegetarian Day Special

In honor of World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month, we have marked down our favorite vegetarian cookbook, Homestyle Favorites Made Meatless. All this month it will be 25% off. Homestyle Favorites Made Meatless – Cooking with Meat Substitutes will have you cooking all your favorite dishes, only meatless, in no time. You won’t have […]

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Ratatouille

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Ratatouille

Late summer harvest brings some of my favorite foods; dark, flavorful eggplant, ripe, juicy tomatoes, crisp bell peppers, and an abundance of zucchini. It’s the best time of year to make ratatouille! Sometimes, when I am yearning for summer days deep in the dark of winter, I purchase all these ingredients at the grocery store […]

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Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Did you know that purslane, that ubiquitous weed that grows everywhere, is actually edible? And that it’s full of vitamins and anti-oxidants and one of the best vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acids? Wild purslane has been harvested and eaten in the Mediterranean for eons, but is just beginning to gain a foothold here in […]

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Sourdough Banana Bread

Filed in Real Food by on June 4, 2013 1 Comment
Sourdough Banana Bread

This is, without a doubt, the best, most moist, banana bread recipe ever. It makes a healthy, low-fat loaf of bread full of real banana flavor accented with just a touch of orange. It’s not easy to get all these benefits in one loaf; healthy, delicious, low-fat and moist. Often we have to choose between […]

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Pickled Carrots

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 28, 2013 1 Comment
Pickled Carrots

Suffering from canner’s withdrawal? Have you been looking for an easy canning project that will improve the sad looking vegetables at the grocery store? This pickled carrot recipe is your answer. It’s small – makes one jar, quick – takes less than 10 minutes, and adds a welcome zing to an appetizer plate or along […]

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Kombucha – Part 2 Health Benefits

Filed in Real Food by on February 18, 2013 0 Comments

Kombucha, although gaining in popularity, is still surrounded by mystery to many. There are some enthusiastic advocates who claim that kombucha will solve every problem from acne to world peace. Then there are those who warn that drinking kombucha will make your hair fall out and your fields lie fallow. I exaggerate of course, but […]

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Homemade Swiss Muesli

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Homemade Swiss Muesli

Here’s a great recipe to use up some of the dried fruit you made last summer. What is muesli? I like to think of it as hot oatmeal without the heat! If you, like me, never could stand mushy oatmeal, muesli may be the answer. Made from whole grain oats, dried fruits and nuts, it […]

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Best Ever Green Enchilada Sauce

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on February 11, 2013 9 Comments
Best Ever Green Enchilada Sauce

If you grow tomatoes, you have probably faced the short days of autumn with a bounty of green tomatoes. Beautiful, plump tomatoes that are just not going to turn red. One way to quickly deal with all those tomatoes before the frost gets them is to chopĀ  and freeze them for a mid-winter batch of […]

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