Author Archives: John

Bulking Up for Winter

With each passing day here in the Upper Midwest, the morning air is getting more brisk, the afternoon shadows are getting longer, and the evening darkness arrives a minute or too earlier. Fall is nearly upon us.

Perhaps it’s instinct …

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Local is…

organic tomatoes imported from the backyard!  They’re red, juicy and delicious.  And I expect to eat a lot of them for the next few weeks.

How do you eat local? …

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Springtime is Rhubarb Time!

A sure sign of spring is when broad rhubarb leaves steadily overtake whole corners of the garden.  While a little later than usual, rhubarb season is (finally) here and we’re busy finding uses for the tart red stalks.  One of …

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Subscribe and Save

With prices going up, everyone’s looking for ways to save.  Coupon usage is increasing, websites guide us to cheap gas, and dollar store stock prices are booming (which may be a good buy, but that’s another blog).

Online retailer amazon.com …

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Food Should Be Food

I recently attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim and came away feeling the industry had lost interest in food.  The convention center was full of booths offering the latest energy bars or hydration systems. But real food?  Not …

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Food Inflation…a Sure Sign of Spring

As certain as swallows returning to Capistrano (or Orioles, Cardinals and Blue Jays reporting to spring training), the cost of nearly everything we eat is going up.  It’s not a matter of if, but when.  This certainty stems from months …

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Valentine’s Day for the Heart

This Valentine’s Day surprise your sweetheart with the gift of a healthy heart…in a bowl of oatmeal.

No doubt, your valentine will appreciate the flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and romantic dinner.  However, nothing shows your love like waking up …

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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember to take time to give thanks for all the joys of your life this weekend.  And if you’re looking for a few extra calories, try our recipe for Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake.  It’s a tasty addition to any gathering.   …

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If You Give a Friend Some Oatmeal…

Thanksgiving is almost here.  You can tell by all the Christmas ads you see.  Fortunately, you can also tell by the many people who take this time to reflect on the things that matter most in their lives.

Access to …

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