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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (N – Z)

Okra: They should be a little bendy in your hand but not completely soft. Early fall is the ideal time for okra. Refrigerate them unwashed for two to three days or freeze for months. Onions: Whether yellow, white, or red, onion skins should be shiny and tight. And remember when cutting them: sharp knife = […]

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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (E – M)

Eggplant: So good to cook with. You can pick the classic ones with a dark-purple jewel color or give white or speckled varieties a try. Ripe eggplants should feel firm and smooth. They’re available year-round, but July to October is peak eggplant time. Keep them on the countertop (not in the refrigerator). They’re good for […]

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Picking and Storing Your Produce, an Alphabetical Guide (A – C)

Artichokes: Choose ‘chokes that are small and feel a teeny bit heavy in your hand, with leaves that squeak a little when you squeeze them. California artichokes are usually available year-round, but peak season is March through May. Sprinkle them with a little bit of water and store in a plastic bag in your fridge […]

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Turmeric Tea

*Makes 4 small teacup servings or 2 mugfuls* I love starting my day with this tea because turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and the spices warm you right up. I especially get a yen for it when the weather cools and the cold/flu season starts strolling in. And when I think a cold […]

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Dark Sod of the Moon

Article was originally published on Of The Wolves. Toying with your food may exceed acceptable behavior, but playing in the dirt is a pastime adults should never abandon. Clays are copious in quantity around the world and offer a world of health and therapeutic benefits. Many clays, namely bentonite, create an earthing effect on human skin, […]