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22 Fun Facts About Apples

Itís not autumn for me until Iíve gone apple picking. One of my favorite fall hobbies, I love the smell of the orchard and the brilliant red fruits ripe on the lush green trees. I grew up in an area r…

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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.† They are high in vitamin B6.† Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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7 Spices to Spice Up Your Vegetables on World Vegetarian Day

If your vegetarian cooking is "bland," "boring," and "blah," there's probably one very good reason: you're not using enough spices to add zing, punch and zip. On World Vegetarian Day (October 1), Meat…

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Finding the Right Vegan Cheese

Okay, so youíve decided to ditch dairy. Good for you! Your body will thank you in a myriad of ways, not to mention your conscience. Believe it or not, giving up dairy products is one of the very best …

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17 Tomato Recipes You Will Love

Whether you're struggling to keep up with your garden's mad rush to the finish or just looking for new ways to enjoy the beautiful, late summer tomatoes at the farmers' market, a little inspiration is…

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Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Corn, Spinach, Feta & Herbs

Although stuffed peppers may sound like hearty wintertime comfort food, summertime - when sweet peppers are fresh and flavorful - is a perfect time to make this light, healthy version. This re…

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7 Summer Fruits You Can Freeze for Winter Fun

Isn't the best thing about summer all the incredible fresh fruit everywhere? Isn't the worst thing about summer that the fresh fruit is gone so fast? Not anymore! I've recently discovered how ea…

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11 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Buy ‘Fair Trade’

"Fair" is one of those values most of us were taught when we were kids. "Playing fair" meant not cheating, being honest, and treating others the way we wanted to be treated ourselves. As grown-ups, we…

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Rustic Roasted Tomatoes With Garlic & Herbs

The tomato harvest is in full swing at my house and we've been picking some big, beautiful juicy red tomatoes and tons of little, yellow-orange sungold cherry tomatoes, too. We've mostly been dehydrat…

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7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

There are countless claims on the internet about seemingly miraculous health benefits of apple cider vinegar consumption, but is it all true?† I hit the research journals to separate fact from fiction…

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Excellent information. Thanks very much.

The word "likely" keeps coming up in this article??

All porcupines are equally adorable just as every pumkin tastes the same.

that was interesting article. I would have never thought of those uses for vodka