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Orange Zest

Orange Zest

When you pick any citrus, choose those that are heavy for their size (full of juice) and you won’t be disappointed, with pithy dry fruit. Over 170 phytonutirient and 60 flavonoids are found in oranges. Just to name a few nutrients: folate, carotenoids, fiber, potassium, calcium, and vitamin B1 (thiamin); phytonutrients like citrus flavonones, anthocyanins […]

Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Sauce

This recipe that I’ve developed looks, tastes, and smells like dessert, but contributes to the good health of your loved ones and yourself. Chefs often make an artistic swirl on a plate or add a splash of tangy flavor to a dessert by using raspberry sauce. It’s not difficult to make, so why not be […]

Rhubarb Flummery

Rhubarb Flummery

Rhubarb Flummery is an old British recipe. Often I serve it over tapioca, but it is also delicious served over Strawberry Shortcake muffins. Ingredients: 1 ½ pound of chopped rhubarb 1 ½ cups water ½ cup Delight ¼ teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons cornstarch Directions: Cut the rhubarb into ½ inch pieces. Add water and sweetener […]

Short-term storing of fresh herbs

Short-term Storing of Fresh Herbs

If your herbs come from the garden, you won’t have the perfectly vented little plastic container that is purchased in the grocery store (I really mean little). You may want to try my method of storing them short-term. Snip them in the garden. Rinse off dust and dirt. Dry on a paper towel Put a […]

Tarragon, Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce

Tarragon, Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce for Salmon

I’m sending my best wishes for a wonderful beginning of the harvest season; be creative and find something new to make with crispy cool cucumbers. I hope you will relish the idea, as I do.

Tips for Cutting Back on Salt

Tips for Cutting Back on Salt

Italian researchers lead by Pasquale Strazzullo studied the relationship between the level of habitual salt intake and stroke or total cardiovascular disease outcome. What they concluded, from looking at all that data was that “high salt intake is associated with significantly increased risk of stroke and total cardiovascular disease.” This doesn’t happen very often but […]

Orange Zest

Zesty Orange Vinaigrette

Studies have shown that olive oil is related to improved heart health, and decreased metabolic syndrome and diabetes. A study published in April, 20110 shows that the phenol compounds in virgin olive oil repressed the inflammation-causing genes. This is the damaging inflammation leads to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. So what does it mean for you? […]

Zippy Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Zippy Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Hello to you, meet Rhubarb. Although rhubarb is almost always served as if it were a fruit, it is a vegetable (the edible part is a stalk with no flowers or seeds, which fruits all have). Rhubarb is very easy to grow and is a perennial – it comes back each year. An important bit […]