Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat... Read more
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Beans are one of the most popular vegetables on the planet and luckily, they're easy to cultivate. Bush beans are popular for their compact size and high yield. Pole beans, just as the name implies, grow on vines that require a trellis or other s... 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
Warmer weather is just around the corner, so now is a good time to start thinking about a garden. Do you know how good vegetables taste right out of the garden? If you have never tried them you are missing some really good food. I can not think of an... Read more
No matter how many ways I try to change it, it won't budge. I've tried accessing it from the sidebar, from my SparkPage, and from the Feed tab, all to no avail.
A few other things are malfunctioning as well. Here's one of them --
I do not... Read more
I hate to waste fresh vegetables, but sometimes I have a hard time using them all before they go bad. I love bagged frozen veggies just fine (love the convenience of steamfresh), but I don't like the taste of frozen spinach, in particular.
Was... Read more
Has anyone noticed that lately that the Spark site has been slow? When you click something like a response, it freezes or takes a long time to react. Sometimes my computer times me out saying the response was too slow.... Read more
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With many failed weight loss attempts of no sugar with artificial sweeteners in the diet it still left me with intense sugar cravings a... Read more
Plant a garden. You will save a lot of money by eating all the vegetables that you grow. You can freeze or can the extras or sell them at a roadside market. We even can vegetable soup using all the vegetables that we grow. If you plant early enoug... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
There are many benefits to growing your own food in a backyard garden. Early in the summer, many of us are able to keep up with what our gardens produce as we take our precious products from the garden directly to our tables. As the summer goes on,... Read more
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