My favorite seed catalog came in today’s mail: organic Floriani red flint corn, green meat radish, Bolivian rainbow pepper, purple bac choy, ruby streaks mustard. These are the reasons I started gardening–I was awed by the incredible diversity of life I could sustain on my little corner of earth. There were other reasons too. After my urban upbringing, I longed for the pastoral and bucolic ideal of self sufficiency and thriftiness. And certainly there were the political reasons: getting...
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  • 6 Great Reasons to Start a Garden
    My favorite seed catalog came in today’s mail: organic Floriani red flint corn, green meat radish, Bolivian rainbow pepper, purple bac choy, ruby streaks mustard. These are the reasons I started gardening–I was...
    by at December 17th, 2009 at 05:12 am
  • Hidden Benefits to Homemade Preserves
    The media has propelled estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to the forefront of health news. It’s ubiquitous, and it’s likely in your body. The chemical, developed as an estrogen replacement, is commonly...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 08:12 am
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    Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues
    It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and depression is rampant. Between the early darkness, family drama and the financial stress that goes along with shopping season, many people find their mood taking a turn...
    by at December 2nd, 2009 at 09:12 am
  • Superfood of the Week: Leeks
    A hot bowl of leek soup on a chilly autumn day is a great way to warm the belly. Like most of nature’s edible goodies, this week’s superfood is loaded with nutrients that nourish your body including vitamin C, manganese,...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 08:11 am
  • How Does Caffeine Affect You?
    Take a second to count the number of cups of coffee or black tea you drink a day. Now consider this: these caffeine-containing beverages have zero nutritional value. Caffeine is immensely addictive and found in chocolate,...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 05:10 am
  • Superfood of the Week: Grapes
    The Greeks knew it: grapes are the food of the gods. They even named a god, Dionysus, after this ambrosial fruit. Perhaps the Greeks knew what scientists and researchers are just discovering today: Grapes are loaded with...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 07:10 am
  • Forget Food Trends, Eat the Rainbow!
    It’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest foods. One day it’s a tropical acai berry and the next it’s a synthetic vitamin packed energy drink. So when patients ask me how much they should be eating,...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 06:08 am