Archive for the 'fall' Category

Sep 21 2014

Squash Season Means Healthy Season

I wanted to share a few pictures of the squash available at Flying Cloud Farm http://www.flyingcloudfarm.net/ and some other varieties that I picked up from Mountain Harvest Organics http://www.mountainharvestorganic.com/index.html The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and now there is an abundance of fall squash at the farmers markets and there are […]

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Nov 25 2013

Health Concepts Holiday Challenge Week Two: Mindful Holiday Eating

Mindful Holiday Eating If you are weighing in for the Holiday Challenge, weigh in today and this number will challenge you to maintain your weight next week. By now, your Thanksgiving Menu is probably written and you have already gone to the grocery store. If you aren’t cooking dinner, you probably know where you are […]

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Nov 20 2013

Health Concepts Holiday Challenge Week One

I can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving! Now is the time to plan ahead to make our menus and start our shopping or decide where we are going to eat. Thinking ahead about what you are going to eat and how big a portion you will eat can be a great strategy to […]

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Sep 06 2013

Putting Away Local Food for Winter

Labor Day is a transition time for all of us. The nights are getting cooler and the summer garden is starting to look a little crispy so it is time to get the fall garden planted. My husband and I have a Labor Day tradition of making salsa with the last of the local tomatoes […]

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Jul 20 2013

Urban Garden Paradise

I love hanging out in the back yard with our little gardens. In the vegetable garden, we are currently growing chard, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos (volunteer), pinto beans, corn, arugula, beets, lots of peppers, eggplant, spaghetti squash, butter nut squash and a mystery squash that came up volunteer yet to be determined. Our fruit […]

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Sep 24 2007

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Last spring our neighbor shared some vegetable seeds to use in our garden. This included some butternut squash seeds. About a week ago we harvested our only one and I look forward to making a delicious and healthy soup with it that I have included below. To me, this soup really says autumn. The soup […]

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