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By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:15 pm
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Coffee is a delicious part of everyday life around the world. Whether it is a morning cappuccino, an afternoon coffee break at work, an evening espresso date, or a decaf café au lait before bed, coffee is so deeply ingrained into civilization that it is hard to imagine a world without this precious bean. But where did coffee originate, and how did it become such a phenomenon?Most historical records point to coffee’s originating country as Ethiopia. Legend has it that about a millennium ago, a goatherd named Kaldi found his missing goats acting hyperactive after eating berries from a nearby plant. The berries turned out to be a cherry-like fruit whose seeds are now known as the famous coffee bean. Kaldi brought the berries to some monks nearby to have the abbot investigate. The abbot made the berry seeds into a drink that kept him awake all night for evening prayers. News of the energizing berry spre...
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By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 08:03 am
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Category: Food , Nature , DIY , Fun , Ideas
All About DandelionsDandelions are truly surprising little wildflowers. Far from being a rare gem, they grow abundantly in every continent. Often referred to as the “wishing flower” children know where to find them while blowing and wishing upon their light gray petals. But did you know that dandelions have many uses and benefits? They are known as a healing flower with nutrients that can be used for edible delights such as jams, teas, wines, and even pesto!Health BenefitsDandelions contain vitamins A, C, K and are rich in calcium, iron, and antioxidants. The health benefits range from skin care maintenance to cancer prevention. Additionally, dandelions are a natural diuretic making them great as a detox or aid in weight loss. For a more in-depth analysis, click here to check out 13 health benefits of these little flowers.Dandelion JamThis jam is tasty, syrupy, sweet, and loved by many. I...
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By: Admin    November 10 2017 , 10:07 am
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Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather around a tasty meal and consciously give thanks for the many blessings in life. But what is the central point of this heartwarming holiday? The meal. It is at the table where all the magic takes place. The art of eating has been celebrated for centuries and is known to build relationships and enhance life. Since gathering around the table cultivates a plethora of benefits, why not serve food in its purest form? Organic farmers have been working hard year-round to provide you with the very best.What is a Farm-to-Table Meal?There are many variations of enjoying a farm-to-table meal. Farm-to-table meals can be enjoyed at farm fresh food festivals, farmers markets, or at your own farm house. Even if you do not live on a farm, products can be purchased from a farmer and bro...
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By: Admin    November 01 2017 , 01:08 pm
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Bring Fresh Produce to Your Thanksgiving TableAutumn vegetables can easily be a part of your Thanksgiving festivities this fall. Your autumn garden or farmer’s market will have abundant fresh choices of produce to be creative with and incorporate into holiday meals. Examples of autumn produce include carrots, beets, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, radishes, scallions, and of course pumpkins. BeetsFiber and vitamin C-rich beets make a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish. This recipe from Allrecipes is simple and has a few ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. An even simpler variation of glazed beets is this recipe from Genius Kitchen – all you need are beets, a lemon, maple syrup, and margarine.RadishesRadishes are plentiful in vitamin C and numerous other vitamins and minerals as well as being low calorie. The radish can eas...
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By: Admin    November 01 2017 , 11:45 am
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What is Farm-to-Table?Uniting people and communities one fresh, locally-sourced meal at a time, the American farm-to-table restaurant movement deserves a closer look. Where did this movement begin? Are all farm-to-table models the same? What are you getting in return for your money (besides the tasty food!) at a local restaurant? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, read on to discover more about this important movement, and how supporting local eateries is good citizenship.One fact of life is that great food brings people together, and often helps foster a much larger sense of community. From wild grain gathering in 10,000 BC to the early formation of farming organizations in the 1800s, creating sustainable food has always been an active work in the USA. Farmers – especially in the Midwest – often created wholly sustainable land through their own efforts, growing diverse and hearty cro...
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