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CSA Summer: Week 7, featuring roasted pepper-tomato salsa, cucumber tzatziki sauce

Last week’s CSA share from Goldfinch Farm was our most colorful yet. Check out the goods: This was the first week we got carrots, although we haven’t used them up yet. All of these vegetables would go great in a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 6, featuring zucchini butter, tomato tart

Jeff was out of town for another four days this past week, so before he left, he spent two days cooking up a storm to make sure I’d eat healthily during his absence. Thank goodness for husbands, and thank goodness for … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 5, featuring two-bean/pea salad, trout salad

Jeff and I both spent at least five, if not six, days last week covering the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, so we went pretty easy on our recipes using produce from our CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s the goods: … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 3, featuring onion-scape flatbread and sausage-chard tortellini

This week’s full-share bounty from Goldfinch Farm was a whopper. As in, substantial and, therefore, difficult to photograph. Behold: The farm also offered up to 10 fresh sprigs of basil, but I decided to take two bell peppers — one … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring zucchini ravioli and scallion pancakes

As we mourn the end of strawberry season, let us celebrate the bounty of summer. Behold, our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm: (Brandie took some broccoli, the summer squash, two scallions, a cucumber and half the salad mix for … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring turnip-apple salad, grilled veg spaghetti

Jeff and I started out this past week pretty ambitiously — we planned to use that vegetable for this, and this fruit for that — but you know how best-laid plans often go. Here’s our half-share bounty from Week 2: (Brandie’s … Continue reading

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How to keep your energy level up all day

What do you try to turn to for energy? A nap? A vitamin supplement? Many products these days are promising to provide a boost of vitality just when you need it. When it comes to real energy though, nothing can beat a good night’s sleep along with just a few simple eating strategies that, when done consistently, can help you fuel your busy day.

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How to practice mindful eating

After a stressful day as usual, you settle into the couch until your favorite T.V. programs are over. You’re not even sure when it turned into a daily routine. Looking down you notice the entire contents of the bag of pretzels in your lap has disappeared without you even noticing. Sound familiar? If this is a frequent experience, both your body and your health may benefit from eating more mindfully.

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Make sure to make time for family meals

Who doesn’t have a busy schedule these days? With increasing time commitments to sports and activities, families are often skipping eating together in order to fit everything in. Several studies though have shown that children and especially teenagers who eat dinner as a family have healthier diets, watch less television, and engage in less risky behaviors.

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The devil’s in the details: Breaking down common food misconceptions

We’ve all heard that brown sugar is the best and gluten will kill you as we’ve dawdled under the fluorescent lights of a grocery store. But while these ideas might be spoken in earnest, they’re often full of misconceptions. Do you quake at … Continue reading

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