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January Veggie Of The Month: Cabbage

White Cabbage

Cabbage’s Leafy Origin Story The rough and rugged cabbage came to North America through eastern Canada in 1541 with Jacques Cartier, an explorer from France. (Cartier also named Canada! What an actual Renaissance man.) Although cabbage is typically cooked to soften some of its toughness, you’ll recognize it as a …

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Gardens For The Senses

Gardens For The Senses

Time spent in natural environments can provide a range of health benefits, including reduced stress and lowered blood pressure. Most gardens offer visual appeal, but a sensory garden is designed to stimulate all five senses. It’s not hard to transform your own backyard into a sensory delight for people of all ages. …

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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Gardening

The surprising health benefits of gardening

Whether you’re growing fruit and veggies, flowers or succulents, getting your green thumb on can have a surprising number of health benefits for you and your family. Stay fit and active in the garden Depending on the size of your garden, maintaining it can be also be a great way …

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The Joys Of Gardening

Joys Of Gardening

Why garden? In our busy lives, some people may overlook gardening, seeing it as something retirees do, just to pass the time. But as the recent ‘stay at home’ period demonstrated where, antedotally, it appears that plant sales have increased as well as the strong support for the Gardening with …

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The Sure Cure: Vegetables Revitalized

Chinese Pickle

CURING fruits and vegetables is part of the culinary tradition in many countries across the world, from the dill gherkins that come with sandwiches and the cured olives in a garden salad, to the chutney that accompanies curries and the kimchi alongside a Korean barbecue. China is no exception when …

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Think Outside The Freezer

Think Outside The Freezer

Freezing has become the standard method for preserving wild game and other foods. It’s convenient, safe and easy to do. But before freezers were commonplace in homes, other preservation methods were used to extend the life of food. Whether you are short on freezer space or just looking for other …

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The Difference Between Fermenting and Pickling

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Both pickling and fermenting produce exceptional effects. But you may be surprised- is pickling fermentation? What’s the distinction? FermentationWhile foods are fermented, the tangy taste is an instantaneous result of a chemical reaction among a food’s sugars and natural micro organism – no added acid required. Fermented food is preserved …

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Fermented Pickles