Picking Sweet Peppers: What To Do With Lots Of Bell Peppers

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Picking sweet peppers from the garden is one of my favorite tasks. I always plant several varieties which produce an array of vibrantly colored bell peppers. Not only does my bell pepper harvest look stunning in a bowl on my kitchen counter, the various colors of mature peppers add eye appeal to my meals.

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Detoxify Quickly with these Spring Power Veggies

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Spring cleaning is not just for your home or yard or car. It’s time to clean out the body as well. And there are several foods that are seasonally appropriate for the task.

For maximum results, invest in a juicer. Juicing gives you maximum nutrition and enzyme potential with minimal digestive effort. The better juicers are masticating single or double auger types. They extract the juice without injury or excess enzyme-destroying heat and discard the pulp. Continue reading

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage with This Herb

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Today’s health advice comes in the form of an herbal cream. Calendula, or pot marigold, is a hardy annual herb. These plants have brightly colored flowers and you are likely familiar with them. They are a staple in many front- yard gardens. The petals of the flowers are actually edible and can be used either fresh or dry to add color to rice and salads. Continue reading

School Turns Abandoned Athletic Field into Organic Garden that Grows Thousands of Pounds of Produce to Serve in Cafeteria

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A Denver, Co., public school has set the bar high for reconnecting the next generation of children with the food they eat. ABC 7 News in Denver reports that Denver Green School (DGS), an urban “innovation” school, has brought new life to an unused, one-acre athletic field by turning it into an organic garden — and the garden has been such a success in just eight months that the school is able to serve fresh produce from it to students in the cafeteria. Continue reading