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Herbs: From Garden to Kitchen

July is perhaps my favorite month. I love the summer heat, the cookouts, festivals, fireworks and all of the fresh food from the garden. It's also my birthday month so...what's not to love?! My herbs are in full force right now and it's a great time to maximize their use in the kitchen. I like to experiment with new recipes and other food related projects to get the most out of my herbs...

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Summer-y Scones

Yesterday, I had the day off of work so I decided to plant myself in the kitchen to use up some of the freshly-picked blueberries I gathered at a local U-Pick Farm. I had 3 quarts of berries so I had to find something yummy to do with them! I love the delicious berries that summer brings with it and the time spent harvesting to support our local farmers. I alwa...

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That's Smart! Staying Safe at Work

June is National Safety Month so I wanted to share some helpful information about "work safety". Whether you have a desk job or a construction job there are many things you can do to improve your health and safety at work. Below are several links that demonstrate healthy work environments and practices. Click on a link to learn more. Stress can impact your quali...

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A Story Unfolds: Cooking for the Health of It

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Warm Up to Frozen Produce

What are your perceptions of frozen fruits and vegetables and how do you feel about them compared to the fresh variety? When looking at data on in-home consumption of fruits and vegetables (F & V) of various forms, frozen falls far behind store fresh and several other forms (see charts below). No matter what the source, F & V consumption has been on the decline...

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How to Create a Sensual Sleep Sanctuary

When I hear someone is going to remodel a room in their home, it is rarely the bedroom. It's usually the kitchen or some other living area that is frequented during waking hours. However, the bedroom can play a major role in the quality and quantity of sleep and ultimately long-term health. There are many little things you can do to make your bedroom more relaxing and c...

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How-to: Baked Eggs Benedict

April 16 th has been declared as National Eggs Benedict Day. The secret to making this breakfast just right is making a perfect poached egg. There is a little skill involved so I will tell you how to make a flawless poached egg in the directions below. Don't forget the hollandaise sauce! I will show you how to make a simple variety with less fat and sodium. Baked Eggs...

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