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Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Bell Pepper is a fruit that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Did you know that Paprika is dried Bell Pepper? A little more Bell Pepper trivia: Did you know that green bell peppers are not fully ripe? They are bitter compared to their fully ripe, sweet, orange, red, and...

Every day uses for Distilled White Vinegar

Every day uses for Distilled White Vinegar

Growing up my parents loved to throw around the quotation we all know about flies, honey and vinegar. Well, I think vinegar has gotten a bad rap. Vinegar with its acidity does some pretty amazing things naturally. I prefer to give honey and vinegar equal recognition...

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

This is my all-time favorite blueberry muffin recipe taken from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook. Surprise your loved ones with a batch on National Blueberry Muffin Day 7/11/2020! Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter,...

Blueberries

Blueberries

July is the national blueberry month, a great reason to focus on why they deserve that honor. Blueberries are a nutrient-dense food, low in calories, but packed with vitamins and minerals. They are one of the best-known sources of antioxidants, and also contain...

Health, Happiness, and Omega Fatty Acids

Health, Happiness, and Omega Fatty Acids

There are over ten thousand medical journal studies that show omega fatty acids have helped just about every organ in the body stay healthier, especially the brain, eyes, and heart. Studies have shown that people who have the highest blood levels of omegas live...

Okra

Okra

Being from the South I grew up eating okra, but not regularly. It was always a special fried treat prepared for special gatherings in the Summertime or ordered at favorite restaurants. Fried okra is delicious (especially Sunny Anderson’s recipe linked below), but Okra...

Arnica Flower

Arnica Flower

Arnica flowers are often called Mountain Daisies due to their similar appearance to a daisy. Arnica flowers, unlike the daisy, could be considered a self-contained natural first aid kit due to their various medicinal properties. Packed with thymol, helenalin, and...

Romaine Lettuce (Cos)

Romaine Lettuce (Cos)

Romaine lettuce, also known as Cos lettuce, has long, broad, upright leaves that hold themselves bunched together as they mature. Although romaine varieties are well known for the hearts at the center of the heads, the outer leaves can also be used in salads, as a...