You can sow (plant) the seeds of most fruit and vegetable plants directly into your garden. It's the most affordable, convenient path to a bounty of fresh, delicious produce from your own backyard. So why would anyone want to buy costly seedlings... Read more
My teenage daughter’s favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. “A perfect breakfast,” she states. Teenage translation: "I can sleep a... Read more
The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean.... Read more
Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top?
The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo... 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
So the last two weeks I've been working on eating more fruits and especially veggies (before that I worked on my protein and fibre intake) and I'm a little confused about pumpkin seeds. Do these count towards my servings of fruits and veggi... Read more
It's that time of year again! That Post-Halloween time where I have a big zip lock bag full of pumpkin seeds...
But, I'm having a hard time finding any good nutritional information for unshelled pumpkin seeds. I eat the entire seed, shell and... Read more
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3, fiber, healthy fat, protein... I have a couple of chia seed recipes on my blog and the spark recipes. Have you tried Chia Seeds? Do you have a recipe for them? Please share!... Read more
Has anyone ever read anything about the nutritional value of basil seeds (Tukhmalanga)?
They are these seeds that get a gelatinous coating when soaked in liquids and seem great for adding fibre bulk to a diet when mixed in with a liquid drink. I... Read more
Omega 3's lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Excellent sources of omega-3s are salmon, mackerel, and tuna, rainbow trout and sardines. Anchovies too! Walnuts, Almonds, brazil nuts,pumpkin seeds and eggs also a good source... Read more
If you've ever been to a health food store, you've probably seen the dozens of bulk bins filled with tiny seeds. Though they may look like bird food, don't turn your nose up at these little kernels of nutrition! Two of the most... Read more
Mother knows best. Back in 2005, my mom starting telling me about this "amazing" seed that was great for health. She added it to smoothies, granola, breads, and just about everything else. Flax, I quickly learned, was versatile and an easy... Read more
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