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Green Bean Salad with Dill


  • French green beans (haricots vert), both ends cut off
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic white vinegar
  • minced fresh dill


  1. Blanch the green beans…
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In thinking about how colors are created in bird feathers, I wondered if it was similar to how color is formed in butterfly wings. I learned that yes, it is very similar, and that bird feather color has evolved in several ways, from pigmentation present or as a result of light refracting through the layered structure of the feather. 423 more words

Cape Ann Wildlife

Why Avocados are Amazing

If you have read our recent blog on fat, you learned the many reasons why we need healthy fats in our diet to function optimally. 189 more words

Healthy Eating

Make your Own Antioxidant Tea

By Sam Derbyshire

One thing I love about Natur-Tyme is the bulk department. We carry more high-quality herbs than any other place in CNY.

I rely on the bulk department for ingredients for my immune-boosting tea: 178 more words


Skincare Spotlight: Skin-Healing Calendula

If you are not familiar with Calendula (Calendula Officianalis), it is a plant with gorgeous yellow flowers that has been used since the 12th century for various medicinal and culinary purposes. 196 more words


The Redpoll Stake-out

Before 2016, Lesser Redpolls (Acanthis cabaret) had not been seen in my garden since 2013, when seven would commute between a Quince bush at the back of the garden, some bare ground beneath a large oak tree and our small two-port nyger feeder in January and February. 630 more words

The Natural World

Do Vegetables Lose Their Nutritional Value When Heated?

Frying these foods will give you a major boost in important disease-fighting vitamins

Jessica Orwig    Feb. 1, 2016

While frying can reduce the nutritional value of most foods, there’s an exception to the rule: 1,487 more words