Refreshing Watermelon, Summertime Goodness at Its Best

When it’s hot outside – temperatures approaching 100 degrees – any food that’s light and refreshing is perfect for any menu. You can’t go wrong with watermelon. This fruit is in the cucurbit family (think cantaloupe, squash and pumpkin) yet it has its own distinct flavor. Its watery goodness is packed with lycopene and carotenoids, [...]

June 28th, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!, Uncategorized|

The Top Twenty Antioxidant Foods

In "Eat This and Live!" the author, Don Colbert, MD,  writes about a research study on the top 20 antioxidant foods. The study is from the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and it tested the antioxidant power of hundreds of foods. Antioxidants are powerful substances that fight free radicals that cause illness. When you [...]

May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!, Uncategorized|

Grow Your Own Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower

Now through April 15 is the best time of year to set transplants of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower in your vegetable garden. Cole crops grow well when the temperatures are still cool. Ample fertilizer and periodic rainfall or irrigation are needed to help them thrive. Cole crops, also known as cruciferous vegetables, get their name [...]