Cabbage is actually a family of plants, but for simplicity's sake, we are talking about Brassica oleracea, the type of cabbage that is traditionally used in cole slaw and sauerkraut. A little-known fact is that cabbage contains more vitamin C tha... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
Kale is part of the cabbage family and is closely related to collard greens. It has a distinct, strong flavor and comes in two edible varieties: curled leaf and straight. There is also ornamental Kale, which flowers beautifully.
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A cool weather vegetable that produces tight, creamy white heads, cauliflower is actually part of the cabbage family. Cauliflower can be difficult to grow, but the best advice is to continually water and feed your plants, especially when they are you... Read more
“10 minutes until cupcakes!” was the call from my boss’ office this morning, as the clocked ticked down to morning tea. My mouth salivated in anticipation while my thoughts rushed to “No no no…you had such a great workout this morning…don’t undo your... Read more
Hi everyone, Just want to say I finally had a stress level drop enough to finally do something about my password to log on. Its been two years since I first registered, and we have finally worked through many of the stressors preventing us from doing... Read more
Does any one have some tips for losing weight as I have hip dysplasia in both hips with osteoarthritis and can't walk very well, waiting for hip replacements, on hrt and have an underactive thyroid. The more I try to lose weight the more I put on :(... Read more
I started SP when I was 34 and now I am 42! Wow! Well through that time I have lost 50 pounds and gained it back. I have done low carb and I don't want to do it again. I just had a total hysterectomy so I have changed drastically and I want to avoid... Read more
I have discovered that if I make a salad for 10, eat as much as I want, and store the rest in the fridge, I snack on junk less. Having a prepared salad in the fridge makes it easy for me to choose the veggies over the salty/crunchy food I'm craving.... Read more
Cabbage is highly promoted for prevention of cancer. A compound in cabbage, sulforaphane, also helps protect cells from invasion of carcinogens & even repairs ulcers. Cabbage has a substance that inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydra... Read more
Are you looking for a new way to make corned beef and cabbage or not sure how to make this traditional St. Patrick's Day meal? We've rounded up a variety of delicious corned beef recipes for you to try this holiday. Corned Beef and Cabbage (i... Read more
When you think of cabbage, do you think of a garnish used to add color or fill in the white space on a plate? Or worse, do you remember watery, mushy, or chewy boiled cabbage that a relative over-boiled with cured meat? If so, then you shar... Read more
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