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    • The Food and Water Connection

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    • How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA
      How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA Blog Post

      I’m a bit of a CSA junkie.

      I’ve been a CSA member for the better part of the last 12 years. I love supporting local farmers and being challenged to sometimes cook things I don’t typically buy or finding ways to make my family love certain veggies (or at least accept them for that meal).

      For those new to the idea, CSA stands for community-supported agriculture. Here’s how it works: You pay a local farm up front, usually in the spring when the farmer has lots of expenses—seeds, soil amendments, etc.


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    • 3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated
      3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated Blog Post

      Now that the heat of summer has arrived, staying hydrated is even more important, especially if you’re exercising outdoors. Women should get about 11 cups of water per day, men 15 cups—about 20% of that comes from food, the rest you’ll need to drink. Here are 3 new sipping “rules” to follow when working out.


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    • The Best Way to Store Fruits & Vegetables

      Some fruits and vegetables play nicely together, others you should keep apart. Continue reading Continue reading


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    • Have Dog, Will Travel

      Here’s what you should know to make sure your pooch has a healthy and safe trip.

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      In warmer weather, pet foods have a higher risk of spoilage. Foods high in fat or with added fish oils or omega-3s are more likely to spoil (since the fats can bre… Continue reading Continue reading


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    • Carb Cycling to Lose Weight
      Carb Cycling to Lose Weight Blog Post

      Carb cycling’s roots are in bodybuilding. But it’s easy enough for any average Joe, which is perhaps why it’s gone mainstream. When you cycle your carb intake, you vary how many carbs you eat throughout the week, with some days being low-carb (2½ to 5 servings) and others high-carb (10 to 20 servings). The thinking is that your low-carb days put you in a fat-burning state and eating high-carb boosts your metabolism.


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    • The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!)
      The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post

      It’s summertime and that means it’s very likely that a friend will drop by unexpectedly for a drink and conversation. To make sure I’m prepared, I always stock a few nibbles—cheese, crackers, olives and fruit—and my favorite drinks. Now that I live in Vermont, I do have a few craft beers in my fridge, but what I really stockpile is wine.


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