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Zinc and Your Immune System

June 14, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re a long time reader, you know that my focus is generally on eating-style; rather than on specific nutrients. That doesn’t mean that individual nutrients are not important, especially long-established minerals. I thought that I’d mention a mineral that doesn’t get much attention – zinc. Iron, calcium, and sodium are often written about; but […]

Can We Do Anything about Food Waste?

March 1, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

As I’ve written before, Waste not, Want not was a concept that I heard more than once from my maternal grandmother, who raised five children during the Great Depression. The concept was fairly simple then. Now the wise aphorism is being used as the title for a broad, comprehensive group of concepts and practices that […]

A Quandary Regarding Organic

March 25, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

This past week I attended the state dietetic association’s annual meeting and conference. In the registration bag there are always some little gifts; one was a copy of Edible Wasatch, which I’ve seen and enjoyed before. I just discovered that the article that I wanted to mention today is posted on line: Who Owns Organic […]

Picnics – Summer’s Delight

June 26, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Picnics seem like a celebration of summer, a season with a little more freedom; freedom to roam onto the back deck, backyard, the local park, along a highway, and beyond. It’s exciting for the children to break with their everyday schedules. Picnics offer an inexpensive way to bring a little interest and variety to a […]

New Holiday Tradition

November 25, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I got the following email not too long ago: Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition As the holidays approach, the giant foreign factories are kicking into high gear to provide monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of local labor. This year will be different. […]

Starting an “In a Hurry” Menu Idea List

August 9, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

At the end of last week’s article, I suggested starting a list of ideas that work for you – healthy menu ideas that you can refer to when perplexed about ‘what’s for dinner.’ Since it’s summer, and it’s easy to slip into the long laid-back days, I thought that maybe a list of simple ideas […]

Roughage Restored to Its Place on the Plate

July 5, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I remember the word ‘roughage’ being a funny word, at least is seemed so when I was a girl. My grandmother would chide us with, “eat your roughage.” Since Grandma didn’t teach us the benefits of roughage, we really had no clue about why she was so adamant about eating it. To us, it somehow […]

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

November 3, 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma reminisces about the growth of uses of pumpkin and shares some pumpkin ideas and cautions.

I’ll See Your Purslane and Raise You

September 8, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Although stinging nettle is considered a weed, it has been used in the kitchen and in the apothecary for centuries. Like most green leafy vegetables, it is full of nutrients.

Note from a Conflicted Gardener

September 3, 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses weeds and vegetables. In addition, she shares a recipe for Wild Purslane and Wheat Berries (a.k.a. Weeds and Wheat).