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Ways to Make Healthier Grilled Cheese Sandwichs

Grilled cheese sandwiches have always accompanied a big bowl of soup in my house. However, when I was a child, a slab of cheese product (the kind found on a shelf next to the canned cheese), was wedged between two slices of white bread and slathered with enough butter to prevent it from sticking to […]


What Makes an Heirloom Tomato?

There seems to be a fascination with heirlooms. They often come in beautiful colors and look unlike anything we ate growing up. I also suspect there is a kind of ancestral interest in them. Just like we’re interested in how our great grandparents shaped who we became; we’re also interested in seeing theses old varieties […]

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Drying & Using Lavender

Lavender is often prolific in the home herb garden, thankfully it’s very easy to use fresh and dried. Lavender has a multitude medicinal uses both used externally and taken internally plus it’s super tasty in a number of culinary applications including cupcakes & pesto.