Home Composting

Home Compposting

Why Compost At Home? Composting at home is one of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways of dealing with your garden waste.  Home composting also produces a useful mulch, soil conditioner or potting mix. How to compost at home Home composting is easy once you get the balance right. What …

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Fruit And Vegetable Safety

Fruit And Vegetable Safety

What You Need to Know Sometimes, raw fruits and vegetables contain harmful germs that can make you and your family sick, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria. Wash or scrub fruits and vegetables under running water—even if you do not plan to eat the peel. Germs on the peel or skin can …

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Healthy Chinese Banquet Dining

Chinese Banquet Dinner

Chinese people are famous for the love for food, and delicious food plays an important part of our daily lives. A lot of times, a family gathering or social occasion is considered complete with a grand Chinese banquet. When we choose the dishes, however, our concern should not be limited …

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Why Buy Local?

Local Farm

Buying local results in numerous benefits for families, communities and the environment. Food Sustainability By supporting local farmers today, you are creating demand and opportunities for producers in the future through development, succession and new farmers. This is crucial for food security, especially given our current reliance on importing food …

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Grilled Polish Sausage With Sauerkraut

Grilled Polish Sausage with Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 2-3 pounds kielbasa, Polish sausage or bratwurst 1 to 2 light-colored (not dark) beers OR apple juice 1 to 1 1/2 pints of sauerkraut** 2 medium yellow onions, thickly sliced 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 Tbsp. caraway seed Mustard **Jarred fresh sauerkraut …

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Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Vegetables Pickling, broadly defined, is the use of brine, vinegar or a spicy solution to preserve and give a unique flavour to a food adaptable to the process. Numerous vegetables and fruits can be pickled not only to preserve them but also to modify their flavour. The categories of …

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Kimchi – Korean Well Known Fermented Food

Different types of kimchi available in Korean peninsula

Kimchi is the most important traditional fermented food in Korea and one of the most widely consumed in other East Asian countries like Japan and China. Information about kimchi can be retrieved from the ancient Korean book “Samkuksaki,” published in 1145 A.D., as well as in many other documents such …

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Altered Taste And Smell

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Some cancer treatments can cause a change in taste and smell. You may notice that foods taste bitter or metallic, overly sweet, too salty, strong or bland. These changes may affect your appetite. Below are some tips for managing taste changes during your treatment. Managing taste changes Drink fluids with …

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Chinese Cabbage Facts

Chinese Cabbage

• Chinese cabbage has crinkly, thickly veined leaves that are cream-colored with celadon green tips. • It is also known as Napa cabbage. • Unlike the strong-flavored waxy leaves on round heads of cabbage, Chinese cabbage is thin, crisp, and delicately mild. • It can be served raw, sautéed in …

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Fermented Pickles