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5 Tips to Avoid Buying Fake Olive Oil

There are many extra virgin olive oils out there†that are downright frauds. In fact, the majority of olive oils on your supermarket shelf donít deserve the title of ďextra virgin.Ē Itís no secret what…

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Guide to October Gardening

October... one of my favorite months for gardening. The temperatures are comfortable, the ground is a little softer with fall rains, and there are fewer insects to deal with. Important October gard…

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Your To-Do List for Gardening in August

August is a time of abundance in the garden. Plenty of tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn, peppers, green beans and cucumbers among other crops make August a month of bounty! It's also the time of p…

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Foraging Goes Virtual

If you are trying to Eat Local, why not try to eat uber local! Foraging for wild foods is perhaps the most local anyone can eat. Need a little foraging guidance? Unless you regularly inspect every noo…

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5 Ways to Store Fresh Foods Through Winter

Crops that keep for more than just a few weeks are referred to as ďstorage crops.Ē Such fruits and veggies are often staples of those interested in sustainable, local eating, as they allow you to stoc…

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Celebrate Fall Foods

While summerís bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables is hard to beat, fall offers plenty of tasty produce. Think about it, fallís biggest holiday, Thanksgiving, centers around food.†Maybe thatís why s…

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5 Garden Harvest Cocktails

By Steve Graham, Networx Itís harvest season, and that doesnít just mean growing dinner in the yard. Plenty of garden-fresh herbs and vegetables can spruce up great cocktails. Here are five simple …

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An Easier Way to Grow Vegetables

When I read the intro to Mel Bartholomew's book, Square Foot Gardening, I encountered the story of my experience a few summers ago. With a zealous, optimistic heart, I helped begin a community garden…

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An Abundance of Apples

Apples (Malus species), forbidden food of Eve and Snow White belong to the Rosaceae (Rose) Family). Apples are rich in flavonoids, beta-carotene and vitamins, B C and the minerals boron, calcium,…

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Gardening: A Harvest of Healing

Why do we do itógardenówhen it makes us sweaty, sore, and often cranky? By the end of the harvest season, our faces are red from cooking tomatoes and putting up food either into the pantry or the …

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