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How do you see yourself?

How do you see yourself?

How do you see yourself?  If someone asked you to describe yourself, what words come to mind?  Our thought perception is indomitably tied to our actions, it’s true.  We may not register this on a regular basis, or ever at all, but what we think affects how we act. Consider nutrition.  What does nutrition mean to you?  For most, the images conjured include a bounty of “healthful” foods, regardless of our personal perspective of those foods.  Some hear the word…

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The long winter

The long winter

It’s April and here in Pittsburgh we are still seeing snow.  It happens like this sometimes, but it’s never an easy pill to swallow.  Our bodies ache for warmth, and our minds and heart ache for light.  It’s draining and weighs on our emotions.  We often find ourselves caught in a perpetual trap of negativity and melancholy.  I get it, I feel it.  But this doesn’t have to be this way, not at all!  And I am here to tell…

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Wintertime and Vitamin D3

Wintertime and Vitamin D3

    It’s wintertime and we all know what that means… cold, snowy days with shorter hours in our day.  And shorter hours combined with less sunlight?  Bye bye vitamin D. What is vitamin D?  D is one of the fat soluble vitamins our body needs but has to acquire from other sources.  We can make it using the sun’s rays but on days when there is no sun, we have to get it from our diet.  And unfortunately, this…

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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

Its a new year, and a new chance for you.  I know resolutions get a bad rap for being a temporary wish in one’s life, but I love them!  I love the symbolism of the new year and the fresh start it brings in your life.  Some years we close out thinking back on all the amazing things we experienced, but some years we close out like the end of a grueling marathon.  Both are victories to be celebrated, each…

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Easy Peasy Summer Melons

Easy Peasy Summer Melons

Summer time means summer fruit… watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and everything in between!  We love melon season but sometimes the thought of cutting one up is more effort than I want to give.  Fortunately, there is an easy way to do this.  Maybe you know this trick already, but if you don’t, maybe this will help you enjoy your summer fruits a little more this year! First, wash your melon with water and whatever cleaner you prefer.  Simple vinegar will do…

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Corn- Do you know how to pick it?

Corn- Do you know how to pick it?

Corn is one of the coveted farmer’s market finds in my house.  We wait all summer for local corn to finally show up, and when it does, we devour it!  Corn is actually not a vegetable, it’s a grain.  But it’s kernels are so sweet and delicious and it offers such a good boost of nutrition that many of us consider it alongside our vegetables. Corn is kind of a touchy subject.  It tends to be one of the most…

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The road less traveled…

The road less traveled…

What does it mean to you to eat healthy?  I know what it means to me, but what does it mean to you? I often get asked how I eat the way I do, or how do I not eat the way other people do, how do I stick with it… and often there is a lot of mention of willpower, or the lack thereof.  But it has nothing to do with willpower. Seven years ago, I thought I ate…

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Summer CSA shares

Summer CSA shares

It’s been pretty busy over here and our summer farmer’s markets and CSA shares are just coming in to the best yields.  Our weather has been a little funny this summer, alternating between extra rainy and then extra hot!  I’ve talked to some of our farmers and they’ve noticed tomatoes and peppers are a little slow so far, but that’s what makes seasonal eating great. We learn to go with the flow, we learn to follow nature.   This is…

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Summer Salads

Summer Salads

    Wednesdays are the best.  My new favorite day of the week.  It’s CSA share pickup and farmer’s market.  Needless to say, I look forward to Wednesday night’s dinner and the challenge of being creative in the kitchen! As warm as it is we prefer to eat as fresh as possible and without heating up the kitchen as much as we can.  I have learned how to be a little more clever in the kitchen, like using my Instant…

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CSA Share Week 4

CSA Share Week 4

  For those of you who have never participated in a CSA, I thought I would share this week’s produce pickup.  Isn’t this beautiful?  Jeff from Conover Farms put together this box, and I can assure you everything has been wonderful!  This is the time the shares start picking up speed. Pictured is the full size share.  I have three people in the house and we eat this plus other farmer’s markets finds.  I have not been disappointed yet!