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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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Aloha and yummy juice

Aloha from paradise also known as our vacation in beautiful Paia on Maui. We have been here for two days and we love it. We enjoy walks on the beach and relaxing times. We are so in love with all the local goodies and fruit is included in pretty much …

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Last Post Before Maui

To get into the spirit of Hawaii, I made a yummy pina colada smoothie for breakfast. I can’t wait to have fresh pineapple and to visit local farmers market in Hawaii  Juice and meat from one young coconut 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 Banana Blend everything in a blender and …

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