For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... 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
Hi, my name is Nikia and I am 33 years old. I am new to spark people but not new to weight loss. I have previously lost weight before and had even made it pretty close to my goal weight. Anyway, during the last 13 months I have gained most of the... Read more
Hi my name is Donna, I joined SparkPeople in hoping this will help me stay focused toward my goal. I've lost 30 pounds so far, but the last 10 Pounds have been a struggle. I am hoping with Joining teams this will help me. I'm really excited for the... Read more
Hello! I'm a mom to 4 boys, and have just graduated from nursing school and passed my boards yesterday :) Before I started my nursing program, I lost 25 pounds through managing my nutrition and running 4-5 times a week. But managing school + famil... Read more
My name is Danielle. I am a single mother of 2 beautiful boys. I have had a lot of drama in the past year and nothing ever seemed to be going right. With all that was going on with the father of my kids such as many court cases and loosing i... Read more
Starting this program today, hoping I can use the great tools here to stay motivated and really make some long term changes for myself. I'm 60 years old, have a fairly sedentary job and work 10 hour days. Getting home at night is my problem time, tir... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No cl... Read more
This time of year, our palates tend to shift from heavy stews and root vegetables of winter to lighter springtime fare. Farmers markets open with spring peas, asparagus, and even herbs. I make use of those fresh herbs in this recipe. Parsley's clean... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
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