Don’t Toss the Greens: Five Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Tops You Should Be Eating

Eat Your Greens

Sarah’s Note: Today’s post comes from a fabulous magazine writer and Etsy seller, Jen Matlack. When she asked if I might want to run this piece here, I couldn’t say no. Enjoy, and see you Monday. Guest Post by Jennifer Matlack Contrary to what you might think, the tops of root vegetables aren’t lowly leaves…

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Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

When I read this week’s topic for Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011, I smiled. It’s a great topic, and one that we should all consider now and again. The topic is ‘What makes you happy?’. The simplest answer I can give is so many things … That little boy above makes me sublimely…

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Apple Picking 2010: Now, With Less Stress!

Every year, the kids and I (and often our friends) head to local farms for pick-you-own fun. This past weekend, that meant apple picking. The apple picking season generally starts in September and goes through early November here in Connecticut, so we are more than half-way through the season (and late by our standards). Fortunately,…

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Apple Picking in November

The sky turned a brilliant blue today … better than anything Crayola could imagine. And the temperatures were downright warm — along the lines of what we expect from early October, but certainly not November. It was just one of those gloriously beautiful Sundays. A day like today should be spent outdoors, enjoying the weather…

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How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

One of my goals for this year is to extend our local eating for as long into the winter as we can. I’ve done this hear and there in the past, putting up jams and relishes and freezing pestos and sauces, but this year I want a more comprehensive effort. As fruits and vegetables hit…

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