Archive | May, 2016

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

That’s what scientists have concluded from a first-of-its-kind diet study involving overweight kids Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease climb, many experts believe that when Americans rid themselves of fat, […]

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Which oils are best to cook with?

Which oils are best to cook with?

These days there is so much debate about the benefits and harm that come from consuming different types of fats. Saturated fats (such as butter and lard), we are told, are bad for us, and polyunsaturated fats (such as sunflower oil and corn oil) are good for us. But this is just looking at the […]

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THE BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO SPORTS DRINKS

THE BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO SPORTS DRINKS

Soft soda fizzy drink has been the target for discussion, research and blame when associating the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages with health issues such as dental caries, weight gain, insulin resistance, and even heart disease. But pop is not alone in the land of sugar-sweetened beverages. In avoiding soft drink, consumers have turned to other […]

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Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity

Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity

Report accuses UK public health bodies of colluding with food industry and calls for overhaul of dietary guidelines The report called for a return to ‘whole foods’ such as meat, dairy and high-fat healthy foods like avocados. Photograph: FotografiaBasica/Getty Images Monday 23 May 2016 02.16 EDTLast modified on Monday 23 May 201606.24 EDT Urging people to follow […]

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Pole Bean Hideaway

Pole Bean Hideaway

  I saw this idea on Pinterest and I thought that it was just darling! I wanted one for my granddaughter to play in when she comes to visit this summer. I used eight green poles that were six feet long, I bought these at Home Depot in the garden center. Next time, I will […]

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Building a Raspberry Trellis

Building a Raspberry Trellis

Raspberries are such a great addition to your garden.  They are easy to grow and are great producers of amazing tasting fruit. However, they do need a trellis to keep their canes upright.  The trellis’ are fairly easy to build.  Here’s how I did it. If you are building a pair of trellis’, you will […]

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Gluten Free Flours and Alternative Sugars

Gluten Free Flours and Alternative Sugars

Learning how to bake gluten-free is overwhelming when starting out. The selection of flour varieties and how to create a flour blend that mimics regular wheat flour can be so confusing!  We choose to be grain-free and don’t eat legumes or starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes, which limits the alternatives available and makes things […]

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Planting Tomatoes

Planting Tomatoes

  It is time to get your tomatoes in the ground.  I recently learned a new way to plant my tomatoes from the tomato expert in our area.  His method allows you to have a much longer growing season and therefore get more produce.                       […]

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