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Nutrition

Micro means small

  Micronutrients A micronutrient is a nutrient required by the body in small amounts, such as a vitamin or a mineral. “Four elements (oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen) account for 96% of living matter. About 50 of the known elements occur in measurable concentrations in the living systems. In humans and other mammals, 23 elements have known… Read More

Culinary

Blueberry, Ginger and Lavender Jam

Isn’t this beautiful? Perfect for a warm-weather light supper with a butter lettuce salad. The jam is not-too-sweet, and went placed on crostini spread with a little goat cheese, it’s perfect with a salad for a light supper. Enjoy! Lavender and Ginger Blueberry Jam with Goat Cheese Crostini I rolled the goat cheese in cracked black… Read More

Other Aspects of Health

Saving Water

I don’t have a dishwasher at home and one day I tested to see how much water went down the sink before it was hot enough to wash the dishes. It was one gallon! As it turns out I have a lovely one gallon pitcher than now lives right next to my sink. I fill… Read More

Giving Back

The Little Things

I teach a nutrition class at Sam Jones Shelter every Wednesday morning and it’s one of the most rewarding parts of my life. We have fascinating conversations. Today we ‘took apart’ a recent article about protein and looked at other parts of meat consumption-the environmental concerns. It was really interesting with lots of segueways.  One… Read More

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I don’t have a dishwasher at home and one day I tested to see how much water went down the sink before it was hot enough to wash the dishes. It was one gallon! As it turns out I have a lovely one gallon pitcher than now lives right next to my sink. I fill… Read More

Blueberry, Ginger and Lavender Jam

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Isn’t this beautiful? Perfect for a warm-weather light supper with a butter lettuce salad. The jam is not-too-sweet, and went placed on crostini spread with a little goat cheese, it’s perfect with a salad for a light supper. Enjoy! Lavender and Ginger Blueberry Jam with Goat Cheese Crostini I rolled the goat cheese in cracked black… Read More

Food Coloring

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You could see these mixes as soon as you walked down the aisle. I just had to take a photo. I’ve been using natural dyes for many years; sometimes purchasing them and sometimes making my own, so the thought of buying anything that practically glows in the dark is cringe-worthy. The average American consumes approximately… Read More

GM Apples

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The genetically modified apple known as the Arctic Apple has been approved. The below is the best summary, written by C. J. Walke of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener Association. This is not the complete article, but the main points. ______________________________ Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, has genetically engineered (GE)… Read More

Day 7 Buddha Bowl

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O.K., this Buddha Bowl might be a stretch as it contains fish and miso soup, but I’ve taken liberties with all the other Buddha Bowls, so what’s one more? First I steamed some collard greens. Collard greens are so good for you and are very versatile. I actually use them for the Dolmas that I… Read More

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