Monthly Archives: August 2014

Take a Load Off

How to Lessen Your Child’s Backpack Burden

Depending on where you live, your kids are probably preparing to return to school. In some states, they may already have started. Back to school means shopping for the essentials. One of the most important items on that list is your child’s backpack. A good backpack can keep everything organized,...
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Tomato Time

An Elegant Way to Capitalize on the Year’s Best Tomatoes

It’s my favorite time of year for food. As a vegetarian since 1978, veggies are my mainstay, and right now there are more choices for ultra-fresh, locally grown veggies than at any other time. A recent trip to the local farmer’s market yielded delicacies you rarely...
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Lie Down and Twist

Expand Your Elixir Field

If you plant a garden, you know that August is your garden’s most bounteous month. Squash, eggplant, potatoes, onions, sweet corn, peppers, and of course, succulent tomatoes—an altogether different fruit from the mealy, pinkish orbs in the grocery store—are plentiful and at their juicy best. Late summer is the time we harvest...
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Eat Your Antioxidants!

Antioxidants for Dessert

One of the best things about summer is that the sweetest, most succulent fruits and veggies are in season. Berries, in particular, are so much better when you can find them fresh and at the height of their sweetness. Among the most antioxidant-rich foods are berries, with blueberries at the top of the...
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