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World’s Worst Weed Was Prehistoric Cavity Fighter

Who knew that chewing what today’s farmers call the "world’s worst weed" could prevent cavities? Seems our early ancestors, who lived during the pre-Mesolithic, Neolithic and Meroitic periods, had a c…

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10 Cool Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are very cool and healthy. Discover how this perfect summer veggie keeps your body hydrated, strong and happy. Enjoy some of my favorite cucumber recipes. Some People Say Cucumbers Will D…

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16 Microgreens You Can Grow in a Jar or a Box

Microgreens pack a lot of delicious punch in a tiny pouch (well, leaf to be exact). I started eating them almost by accident. I was weeding mustard greens out of a community garden patch, and rathe…

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When Bad Smells Happen to Good Eaters

Oh, the irony! Foods that can help you live longer, can make you smell so bad that nobody wants to live with you. Here are some healthy foods that create foul body odors. Garlic: It reduces the …

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Exactly How to Crave Veggies & Healthy Food

Are you craving what's best for you? One of the challenges of making a diet change can be taste. If your food appetite is a taste for unhealthy foods, maybe it's time to rethink. Food craving…

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Another Delicious Way to Use Ripe Tomatoes – Panzanella

I don't know how I lived my entire life without eating a panzanella – a Tuscan salad that features day-old bread tossed with tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. But I made one recently, and heard angels s…

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Are You Cooking With the Best Type of Onion? Probably Not.

  All onions are not created equal -- which is why it's frustrating when a recipe calls for "an onion." Sure, it's not the end of the world if you use a red onion when the recipe writer had a …

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Basil Seeds Have Health Benefits. Who Knew?

Recently I was wandering through an Asian market and came across Dried Basil Seeds. In my haste, I thought it just said basil seeds. Hmmm, maybe they were for sprouting, or at the very least I could p…

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Quick & Cooling Asian-Inspired Cucumber Salad

Our cucumber plants are producing a nearly overwhelming number of cukes. Our pantry shelves are already lined with enough bread & butter pickles and sweet relish to last until next summer. There's…

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Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic or rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c…

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Interesting to get to know something about bats other than those I know here. Thanks!

Too funny. To think the only use I knew for vodka was to make a mudslide!