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One of my favorite hot drinks especially in the morning is dandelion coffee. Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy this rich, delicious beverage as dandelions are springing up everywhere. You probably picked at least one as a child, blew on the feathery white seed head with all your might, and perhaps made a wish! …

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The Tribeca Film Festival was in the news in a big way in recent days when festival co-founder and celebrity actor Robert De Niro caused a media firestorm with his controversial decision to screen the documentary VAXXED. VAXXED is a film is about the Centers for Disease Control’s involvement and cover-up of research demonstrating a causal …

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Consumers consider creamed honey the crème de la crème of raw honey. Often, retailers and wholesalers sell it at a premium price. This is the case no matter whether plain or flavored. Purchasing directly from a local beekeeper or off the shelf at the healthfood store is still a pricey endeavor. From a practical standpoint, I prefer creamed honey …

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A favorite fermented beverage in our home is homemade root beer. Root beer is a healthful and very traditional North American beverage. Enthusiasts typically brew it with sassafras bark (Sassafras albidium) or sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata). If you like hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find sassafras trees growing wild nearly everywhere you go. A …

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The frustration of Canadians with their stuck-in-the-last-century government for its persistent refusal to legalize raw milk reached a fever pitch recently. The reason is the surprise legalization of raw milk in West Virginia, the state previously known for the most draconian, anti-raw milk laws in the entire United States! My email inbox was overflowing with Canadians …

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Is the concept of healthy pasta an oxymoron for fans of traditional, nutrient dense diet? For the longest time, I thought so, but was happy to find out otherwise. My change of heart occurred while attending one of two annual Jovial Foods Culinary Getaways in Tuscany. I was privileged to attend the excursion focusing on einkorn, the …

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When the pollen gets thick during springtime, more people than ever are reaching for the over the counter eye drops, pills, or nose sprays for allergy relief. Some even need prescription strength meds. The number of sufferers of seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever is increasing rapidly, with the current rate of one in four …