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Zero Waste–DIY Infused Water

By Fredrica Syren: My family always has a bottle of water with each meal. It’s plain and simple regular filtered water from our kitchen. But, to give it that little extra something, I like to make infused water. It not only looks good, but it also tastes great — and …

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Homemade Fruit Leather

By Fredrica Syren: Of all the kids’ snacks you can buy, fruit leather must the biggest rip-off because making your own is so super easy. So forget those processed, sugary fruit leathers, and say hello to juicy fruit leathers bursting with natural flavors — and that contain only fruit. As …

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Eating Healthfully on a Budget—Homemade Smoothies

By Fredrica Syren: My life is crazy busy sometimes, and that’s when I find myself forgetting to eat or having to eat on the fly. Food on the fly is not a good idea by any means and, at the same time, it’s hard to make something that’s fast and …

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Things to Do with Overripe Bananas

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green mom: I for one do not shy away from brown and overripe bananas. While average consumers turn up their noses at brown spotty bananas at the grocery store, I do a little happy dance. Overripe bananas are great and should never be thrown away because …

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Quick Jams for Autumn

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The days are shorter and the air cooler as autumn approaches parts of the world, including my home in the Czech Republic. After a sunny and warm September, October is bringing cravings for soups, mulled wine and other tasty concoctions simmering on stovetops. At the same …

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Too Many Apples?

By Fredrica Syren: I love fall for many reasons but one major reason is that’s it’s prime apple seasons. My family loves to go on apple self-picks and after we come home with loads of apples I go into preserve-apples mode. Here are some recipes that I tried that were …

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Tips for Using Rhubarb

By Fredrica Syren: Here in Sweden, rhubarb is one of the first “fruits” to grow in the summer. I grew up with rhubarb, and during the season my friends and I would break off a piece and eat it — just like that. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable related to …

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Avocados — The Wonderful Fruit

By Kim Robson: History Did you know that avocados, like tomatoes, are actually a fruit? The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, and is related to cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. The native, undomesticated variety probably coevolved with extinct megafauna. The oldest evidence of …

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Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

By Fredrica Syren: There is nothing like the fresh sweet and flavorful fruits and berries during summer. The kids and I just can’t get enough and since they are only available a very short time each summer, I made a promise to kiddos that we’ll enjoy them to fullest while …

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Fill Your Plate and Tummy: Eat Fruits and Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren It is no secret that my family relishes vegetables and fruits, and at this time of the year a lot of it comes from our own garden. But eating veggies and fruit is part of a healthy diet for everyone. A recent study shows that 75% of …

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