organic gardening with Anna Hackman

Organic Gardening with Anna Hackman

If I told you I have a brown thumb, that’s not because I have dirt on it. That’s because I have no luck growing anything worth mentioning. I grew 5 measly potatoes, a cauliflower the size of my fist, and 4 teeny onions last year. There is no way I can feed my family with…

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school lunches

What School Lunches Look Like Worldwide

When my kids were in elementary school, they didn’t want to eat school lunches. They said, and I quote, “They serve microwaved frozen foods Mom!” I told them, some frozen foods are good! But the kids insisted, those were not edible frozen foods. I admired their discerning tastes and instincts as I chuckled while patting…

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buttereddrinks

Health Benefits of Buttered Drinks (Recipes)

I’ve been hearing about Bulletproof® coffee for awhile but the thought of adding a stick of butter in my morning coffee  just made me gag. Did you see the scene on The Big Bang Theory when Sheldon served coffee with sticks of butter in them with a mocking tone? Yea. That was me too, in…

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radiationand seafood

Radiation and Seafood: Is Fish Safe to Eat?

When I posted my Gravlax recipe, some of you emailed me with the question, aren’t you concerned with radiation from Fukushima. That’s a rightful concern and I should have added the info with the recipe. Here are my thoughts on fish and radiation. Radiation and Seafood: Is Fish Safe to Eat? Personally, I eat a…

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Safe Grilling Tips

Safe Grilling Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of dog days of summer. Most people are excited about the relaxing weekend, filled with fun outdoor activities. But this popular holiday weekend also means outdoor BBQ’s parties, creating hazardous smoke that contribute to air pollution. While enjoying the start of the summer is fun, you should know a…

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what is real food by ecokaren

What is Real Food?

When I think of food, I think of foods that are made with whole ingredients, like meat, vegetables, spices and herbs, like the way our grandmothers cooked. But then, there are processed foods that are made with ingredients with food additives that companies sneak into our foods; foods like processed meat products, condiments, and sauces. Of course,…

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