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Why You Should Eat Seasonally in 2014...and How!

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by HylaryL

Winter vegetables There seems to be a lot of talk amongst health and food professionals about eating “seasonally.” More and more, we are being urged to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season, but do we really know why? There are a lot of reasons why eating seasonally is a good idea. It reduces the environmental damage and cost of having foods shipped from places like . . . more »

Don’t let your summer fruits go to waste…save them for later!

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by HylaryL

Put 'em Up! Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook: Creative Ways To Put 'em Up, Tasty Ways To Use 'em Up Summer is always the best time of year to get loads of delicious, sweet and juicy fruits and berries! From peaches to apricots to strawberries, nothing makes the hot months tastier than a nice, succulent piece of fruit! What can you do to enjoy these mouth-watering morsels year long? Save them for later! There are many methods to preserve fruits right at home…all for a . . . more »

Don’t let your summer fruits go to waste…save them for later!

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by HylaryL

Put 'em Up! Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook: Creative Ways To Put 'em Up, Tasty Ways To Use 'em Up Summer is always the best time of year to get loads of delicious, sweet and juicy fruits and berries! From peaches to apricots to strawberries, nothing makes the hot months tastier than a nice, succulent piece of fruit! What can you do to enjoy these mouth-watering morsels year long? Save them for later! There are many methods to preserve fruits right at home…all for a . . . more »

Liven up your pantry with delicious and healthy home-dried food!

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 by HylaryL

Food Drying with An Attitude Want to liven up your snacks, lunch or just create a special treat? Have you ever thought of drying or dehydrating food at home? Many of us love the taste of a chewy piece of dried fruit, a savory bite of beef jerky, or the added crunch of dried seeds in a salad. Oftentimes, however, these types of goodies are expensive or loaded with added . . . more »

Curious about juicing?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by HylaryL

The Juicing Bible Anyone who spends time looking into popular trends in health and nutrition has probably heard about juicing. From promising to help you lose loads of weight, to cleansing your body to lowering cholesterol, juicing is a craze that often seems to travel into “cure-all” territory. While many of the claims about juicing have not been scientifically proven to be true, there are some benefits to . . . more »

Gardening and Cooking: Two Peas in a Pod!

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by HylaryL

Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook Avid gardeners and chefs alike are probably aware that there are a multitude of books that focus on each subject, so many, in fact, that sometimes it's difficult to wade through them. What if there was a book that combined gardening tips and recipes? What a time saver that would be! Well look no further, the Santa Clara County Library District has just what you're . . . more »

California grown: the benefit (and fun!) of creating your own edible garden!

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by HylaryL

California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening There are few things more delicious than freshly grown produce. From incredibly crisp lettuce to tree-ripened apricots to moist, crunchy carrots...enjoying a mouthful of flavor straight from the ground is enchanting! So why is it that so many of us eat produce that has been shipped for weeks from around the world and has lost most of the luster it had when it was freshly . . . more »

Carol Alt: Former Supermodel and Raw Food Diet Champion

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 by HylaryL

Easy Sexy Raw In her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, former supermodel, actress and author Carol Alt continues her efforts to improve health and well-being through the raw food diet. In her first book, Eating in the Raw, Alt explained how integrating the raw food diet into her life eased a lot of chronic ailments she had been experiencing, from headaches, to sinusitis to stomach pain. One thing . . . more »

First Lady Michelle Obama: White House Backyard Homesteader!

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 by HylaryL

American Grown First Lady Michelle Obama might be one of the busiest women in the nation, but she still has time to think about ways to make sure her children eat healthy and nutritious foods. In her new book, American Grown, the First Lady discusses how she and her girls planted the first White House vegetable garden since the time of Eleanor Roosevelt! In an interview with . . . more &ra