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Cranberries for All Seasons

By David Christopher, M.H.

Since 1621 A.D. Americans have associated cranberries with pilgrims and eat them at least once a year for Thanksgiving.  They became a national tradition after the Civil War.  542 more words

Body Care

Day 99, Ingredient No. 141-Saltines

And just like that, I am half way to completing this experiment. By “just like that,” I of course mean it’s been over 3 months, I’ve spent well over $1000 on various ingredients, have added 15 notches on the bathroom scale, have spent countless hours in the kitchen after spending the majority of my day in a professional kitchen, and have experienced a plethora of varying emotions from crippling depression over broken sauces and terrible results, to pure jubilation as a result of a whim working to perfection. 888 more words


Wildflowers or Weeds ~ Part 2

Last spring, I posted an article with pictures of all the wildflowers I found in my yard. (See “Wildflowers or Weeds.”) Some would call them weeds, but I find most of them quite acceptable in my yard. 409 more words

General Information

Autumn planting

Every day someone asks me when is the best time to plant this, or that.   Autumn is a very productive planting time, while the soil is still warm, and particularly here in the Highlands, so moist.   295 more words

Country Gardens

Ginger May Soothe Aching Muscles

Daily Ginger Supplement for Muscle Pain

The study, published in The Journal of Pain, showed a daily dose of ginger eased muscle pain caused by exercise-induced muscle injury. 122 more words


Remembering Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan was born on this day, April 15, in 1924 in the village of Cesenatico in Emilia-Romagna. She earned a doctorate in natural sciences and biology from the University of Ferrara. 1,980 more words

Healthy Italian Cooking

All you ever wanted to know about Sage and more!

Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

Sage Benefits

Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). 1,325 more words