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A bowl of fresh blueberries

Are Blueberries The Most Patriotic Fruit?

As the 4th of July approaches, let’s take a look at one of the few truly American fruits–the humble blueberry!  Blueberries greeted the first explorers who landed in what was to become America. Today, the blueberry is still one of our favorites. The velvety, blue-black gems we call blueberries are the key to delicious, healthy […]

3 Simple Strawberry Recipes

3 Simple Strawberry Recipes

It’s almost strawberry season!  I wait for it all year long…  That wonderful time of year when plump, juicy strawberries are bursting with summer goodness.  Since I am such a strawberry junkie, I ‘m always on the lookout for wonderful recipes that make use of all that delicious flavor. So try the recipes below, and […]

DIY a more exciting brown bag lunch

DIY A More Exciting Brown Bag Lunch

Almost everyone knows that bringing a lunch from home, even a few times a week, can equal big savings on your weekly food budget.  But it’s sooo boring!  And a bologna sandwich–ewwwwwwww!  So change your attitude about totables, and DIY a more exciting brown bag lunch. Today’s homemade lunch is interesting, healthy, sustainable and budget-friendly.  Whether you enjoy […]

spring brunch ideas

Spring Is The Time For Brunch

Nice weather has finally arrived!  Yippee!  So before summer heats things up, invite some friends over for a healthy casual brunch. Spring is one of my favorite times to entertain. Everyone wants to be outside–so a delicious spring brunch is just what’s needed to chase away the last of the winter blahs and put everyone […]

Historic Cookbooks Highlight Sustainable Past

Historic Cookbooks Highlight Sustainable Past

As we study the ways past generations lived, farmed and ate, one thing is for sure… America has been blessed with clever and thoughtful cooks. And many beautiful, wonderful, educational cookbooks, too. I love cookbooks!  In fact, I collect them.  Not surprising since I often write about food and love to cook.  But the cookbook […]