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CSA Summer: Week 12, featuring zucchini bread, vegetable couscous salad

We may or may not be getting into that point of summer where we choose recipes just to use up as much produce as possible. To be clear, we’re still loving our full CSA shares from Goldfinch Farm, but the end of … Continue reading

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Healthy lunches = healthy kids

August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right Month, a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition.

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Breakfast Parfait

Planning out a simple breakfast is an effective way to get control of the first meal of the day. Why not try a three food group knock-out by making a simple yogurt parfait? This easy breakfast has no cooking involved, is chock full of whole foods, and is quick to vary in both flavor and vitamin content.

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring tomatoes and bread, three ways

When Jeff, Brandie and I were signing up for Goldfinch Farm’s CSA program, we decided to choose a working share — one that would require us to put in two four-hour shifts at the farm in exchange for paying a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 9, featuring fresh tomato sauce, cucumber satay salad

In stark comparison to, say, Week 2 or Week 5, our CSA bounty from Goldfinch Farm is now busting at the seams and leans heavily… not-green: Our new basil plant (RIP old basil, destroyed by Japanese beetles) is growing beautifully, so when I … Continue reading

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Don’t let injury set you back

Setbacks are unfortunately a part of every person’s life. We can’t control that problems interfere in our plans. What we can control is our attitude about these challenges and how we can try to work within our stumbling blocks to counteract the effects such a change can bring to our health.

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CSA Summer: Week 8, featuring Thai-inspired coleslaw, roasted cod with tomatoes

Not long ago, Jeff and I compared this year’s CSA from Goldfinch Farm to last year’s CSA from Miller Plant Farm. By this time last summer, we were getting inundated with squash, melons and sweet corn, whereas we’ve had nary … Continue reading

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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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Where does Diabetes start?

When blood sugar levels start rising above normal we don’t even feel a change at first. Daily damage from sugar in the blood when it’s too high isn’t typically felt or noticed until it gets to really dangerous levels. It sneakily leads to damage to the heart, eyes, kidneys, and feet over years of high sugar levels even before someone may have a true Diabetes diagnosis.

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