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Tomatoes, Flavor, Health, Agriculture and Hope

October 30, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I spent most of my ‘growing up’ years in California, where tomatoes enjoy a long growing season. That was a lucky thing for me, as eating vine fresh tomatoes, was one of the wonderful pleasures of the table.  In my memory, it definitely lived up to its old-time name, the love apple. Not being really […]

A Veggie Wish

October 2, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Here we are at the beginning of the school year again. For me it’s a time much like New Year’s Day; a time to assess how things are going. I ask myself, “Are there things that need improving upon? The answer to my question has never been, “No, there’s nothing to improve upon.” If a […]

Worrywarts and Fretters

September 4, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I frequently complain about not being able to remember anything; which is why I have to make big long lists of all the things I need to do. Over the years, I’ve chalked up events where I forget something to having too many things to remember.  It frequently seems like I’m a juggler with too […]

Healthy and Sustainable

August 28, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On August 21, 2012 I stumbled upon an article published in the Los Angeles Times titled: A ‘sustainable’ diet: Must it all be cereal and cabbage? Rosie Mestel, who wrote the LA Times article was referring to a study done in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen – a study essentially looking at whether people […]

More Good News for Olive Oil

August 23, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.

The Green Shoulders of Flavorful Tomatoes

July 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

National Public Radio (NPR) published an article How The Taste Of Tomatoes Went Bad (And Kept On Going), based upon their radio show, All Things Considered. If you’re fairly young, you are probably perplexed with all the chat about how tomatoes used to taste. But even if you’re fairly young, you may have had an […]

Looking at Energy Balance

July 13, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses a new report on improving the odds of winning the obesity battle.

Sweet Benefits of a Summer Garden

July 10, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

You probably know how nutritious dark green leafy veggies are; but are you worried that the children won’t like them, or that you won’t like them? My vegetable garden is bountiful with Swiss chard, which is a big surprise, because the quail that live in our woodsy yard were totally convinced that my first plantings […]

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

July 3, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association has made a big splash in the news. For some of us, it doesn’t seem to be a big news flash, because our experiences have already confirmed to us that while eating a Mediterranean style diet, we eat enough to be […]

Doctor Grandma’s Is Changing

June 5, 2012 by Victor Bunderson

In this post, Dr. Grandpa explains on-going changes in the type of service Dr .Grandma’s has provided, and how these services are beginning to evolve into a different form of outreach to like-minded people and groups. How Dr. Grandma’s is evolving away from a specialty product site You may have noticed over the last couple […]