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12 Reasons to Love Quinoa

A staple of the ancient Incas who revered it as sacred, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is not a true grain, but a seed.  Surprisingly, it is related to spinach and Swiss chard.  If you’re not already en…

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Chia Seeds: An Ancient American Super Food

Though we've all heard of chia pets, it's less known that the tiny black seed responsible for the chia "fur" is a bona fide nourishing food crop, once cultivated by The Aztecs, and even used as a cu…

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Acorns: They are All Over the Place, So Why Can’t I Eat Them?

Tis' the season to slip and fall on thousands of discarded acorns and their hard, leathery shells. I say this because, it is fall here in the North East and acorns are abundant and raining from the sk…

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Getting the Most Out of Seed and Plant Catalogs

You know the feeling. It's the first of the year, the new seed and plant catalogs have arrived, and they are on your coffee table ready for your perusal. You sit down, pick one up, flip it open and wh…

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a little nutmeg in mashed potatoes is wonderful

Thank ypu for sharing such an interesting article

Thank You! Will start using nutmeg more often!

Interesting! Thanks :o)