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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 1, featuring sweet pea pasta, strawberry salad

Aaaaaand, we’re back! Last summer, my fiance Jeff and I enrolled in our first-ever CSA (community-supported agriculture program). Every week, we picked up a bounty of produce from Miller Plant Farm, determined our weekly menu based on what we got … Continue reading

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A girl and her water bottle – A love story

I recently went into Target to pick up a new planner, a notebook, and a pair of flats to prepare for my new internship. If you’re anything like me, you never actually get what you need from Target and you … Continue reading

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Beans, beans the magical fruit

It’s time to spill the beans on the benefits of beans. We’re specifically talking about the vegetable, not coffee “beans,” those are actually not beans. There are over 1,000 different varieties of beans which are available dry, frozen or canned.

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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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Easter News: Pennsylvania ranked #14 ‘most hammy’ U.S. state

According to the Del Monte Easter Feast Ranking, Pennsylvania residents are already making plans for a tasty holiday meal — selecting ham and corn as popular menu items. Based on a study of search data from Google Trends and post data from Facebook Insights over the past 90 days, Pennsylvania residents plan to “ham it up” and “get corny” this Easter season.

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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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Snack healthy on a small budget

It was sometime around my 20th bag of microwave butter popcorn for the winter that I realized: I am a terrible snacker. I, like many people, make excuses for my junkie snacking habits; “It’s cold outside, so I’ll eat this warm cinnamon … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Maple bacon mashed sweet potatoes

You don’t have to fill up on plain mashed sweet potatoes to really get their full benefits. These healthy little potatoes are filled with nutrients and fiber to keep you full through most of the day. With the holidays approaching, … Continue reading

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