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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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Pasta with Summer Squash and Feta

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 cups yellow or green squash, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces feta cheese Fresh basil Instructions 1. Sauté squash in olive oil over high heat unti…

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Yellow Tomato Soup with Avocados

YIELD 3 servings Ingredients Cilantro Oil: 1 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Soup: 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes (or any summer c…

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Roasted Okra

YIELD 6 servings Ingredients 2 pounds okra, tough stem ends trimmed off 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Lemon wedges Instructions 1. Toss okra with olive oil. Place in a s…

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Peach Popsicles with (or without!) Jalapeño

These summery peach popsicles are a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. A touch of mint makes them extra refreshing on a hot day. If spice isn't your thing, you can leave the jalapeno out of t…

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Watermelon Ice Cubes

YIELD 24 pieces Ingredients 1 1/2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 24 small mint leaves Instructions …

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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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Fresh Summer Panini

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients Marinated Olives: 1 (6-ounce) can ripe olives, whole 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon red pepper…

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How & When to Harvest Summer Produce

As a gardener, you already know that one of the best things about summer is the daily bounty that you find in your vegetable garden. During the middle of summer you might actually find it a bit overwh…

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7 Biggest Myths About Summer

Ah, summer. It's the time of backyard barbecues and camping trips, days at the pool and treks through the woods. Sure, it's fun in the sun, but the summer is also the prime season for a number of seri…

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