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Orange Cream Shake Recipe

by Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Turn to the flavorful combination of oranges, bananas and yogurt to create a far healthier version of an Orange Creamsicle Shake. With just five healthy ingredients, you can create a smooth, rich, fruit-packed smoothie that will be a hit among young and old alike. Citrus fruits are packed with disease-protective antioxidant …

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May 17th Birthday Love: Peter Høeg

“Do you know what the mathematical expression is for longing? … The negative numbers. The formalization of the feeling that you are missing something.” -Peter Høeg (Smilla’s Sense of Snow)

Herbs for Tea Making

Growing Herbs Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. For beginners, you only need to start off with a few plants of mint, a patch of chamomile and 4-6 lemon balm …

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Container Vegetable Gardening: 5 Easy Essentials For Great Veggies With Great Flavor

Container vegetable gardening is so simple. You can easily grow a whole salad right on your deck or patio! Try lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, radishes… you can even grow Chinese cabbage. Think how nice it would feel to walk out your kitchen door and harvest everything you need for tonight’s supper. And container …

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May 16th Birthday Love: Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was a highly influential poet and essayist whose focus on feminist and lesbian themes helped to bring these topics to the literary arena. She was born Adrienne Cecile Rich on this day May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland. What Kind of Times Are These There’s a place between two stands of trees where …

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Homesteading: The Cost of Keeping Chickens

How much will it cost for those wonderful, free-range eggs laid in your backyard coop? Are chickens worth the expense? How long will it take to re-coop the start up costs? One of the first questions on the minds of future city chicken farmers is the cost of keeping chickens. They might dream of free-range …

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May 15th Birthday Love: Nancy Garden

Children’s and young adult book author Nancy Garden was born on this day May 15, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her best known work is the lesbian novel Annie on My Mind. “There’s a Greek legend—no, it’s in something Plato wrote—about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander …

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Spring Break for Grownups: 4 Fresh Aromatherapy Recipes

Remember when your spring break was a hedonistic ritual that focused on excesses of sun, wild parties and alcohol? Now that you’ve outgrown that, you don’t have to give up the spring ritual of getting away from it all. Whether you are able to travel to a warm, sunny location for a vacation, or simply …

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May 14th Birthday Love: Hal Borland

Author, naturalist, and The New York Times journalist Harold “Hal” Glen Borland was born on this day May 14, 1900 in Sterling, Nebraska. “Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” -Hal Borland

How to Grow a Year-Round Italian Herb Garden

Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated around the world, and one of the secrets to Italian cooking is the use of fresh herbs. That’s right – you can be a great Italian chef if you have these fresh herbs handy anytime, and what else is easier if you have your very own Italian herb …

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