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By: Admin    February 15 2018 , 12:00 pm
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Category: Food , Facts
February 16th is National Almond Day! Almonds are much more than just a humble nut these days. In addition to providing great health benefits, they can be made into milk, flour, butter, oil, candy, and cosmetics.The almond is not technically a nut, rather it is the seed of a fruit. The fruit they produce is a type of drupe fruit which is similar to a peach. It is still perfectly fine to refer to them as a nut because according to FARE, they are still labeled as a tree nut – allergy-wise – along with pecans and cashews.These little “nuts” are packed full of vitamin E and manganese. They are also known to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and heart disease if eaten regularly. Almonds, like most nuts, contain a lot of fat. There is a difference between good and bad fats, and almonds are definitely a good fat to keep your body in shape!Another product you can g...
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By: Admin    January 10 2018 , 12:08 pm
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Category: Gardening , Food
Grow Tea From Your GardenThere is nothing more relaxing than a nice cup of tea in the winter!If you have a herb garden, you can make your own tea blends! Here is how.Choose Your HerbsYou are probably already growing most of these in your garden already!Herbs such as lavender, basil, mint, rosehip, and chamomile are all great options for your homemade tea blends. Here are some facts about them.Lavender: This herb is possibly effective for treating hair loss and anxiety. Perhaps more importantly - it smells great and looks beautiful! Here is a recipe for making lavender tea.Mint: You can make freshly brewed mint tea with either peppermint or spearmint. The Spruce has a great recipe if you need guidance! Besides smelling great and freshening your breath, peppermint is often associated with calming the digestive tract. It is also possibly effective for soothing a migraine, heartburn, and even bre...
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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 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    October 18 2017 , 10:02 am
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Category: Food , DIY , Seasons , Garden , Handmade , Fun
Healthy Halloween TreatsMost people think of Halloween as a junk food holiday, but there are a variety of surprising ways to incorporate fresh produce into your Halloween festivities!Balance out all those sugar rushes with these Halloween treats from your garden or farmer’s market.Beets are in season in the fall, and they are a perfect vegetable for spooky snacks, due to their red fleshy appearance. They can pass as “rat tails” or this brains dish made with beets and cauliflower. Another spooky use for beets can be to incorporate the juice into recipes to make anything look grotesque, such as this bloody hand used in a smoothie.Another great fall vegetable is the carrot. You can make creepy “carrot fingers” by using carrots, cream cheese, and sliced almonds as the finger nails. Another fun use for carrots is to make them into little mummies by draping shreds of cheese around baby carrots and ...
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