A Green Garden In Winter

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It’s one of those things that my husband wanted to buy and I made fun of. But then I had to eat my words. Literally. Joe likes gadgets. Anything digital with a battery, a power cord, flashing lights; anything that has programming instructions. My basic nightmare. So when Joe suggested that we purchase a machine that has “developed and refined technology to create a growing system that assures a successful year-round gardening experience,” I was against it.

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Chocolate Should And Can Be Part Of Your Daily Diet

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Before you run to grab the closest piece of chocolate and stuff it into your mouth, take a look at the ingredients and if sugar, hydrogenated oil or anything else that sounds like a synthetic substance is listed in the ingredients, put that chocolate down!  There are health benefits in that chocolate you were about to devour but it was also packaged with a bunch of unhealthy attributes that just aren’t worth consuming unless done in moderation. Fear not, there are ways you can enjoy Chocolate on a regular basis that not only tastes great but also has excellent health benefits without all the negatives.

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When A Friend Is A Vegetarian

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I like meat. I like baby-back ribs with BBQ sauce and crispy-coated rack of lamb and rib-eye steaks, medium rare. I loved my mom’s pot roast and my grandmother’s roast chicken with the meat falling off the bones. Today, a number of people are vegetarian. This dismays my husband and me, only in planning a dinner party. When we think of what to make cook, we usually start with the meat. Then the accompanying side dishes. With vegetarians, it seems like it’s all side dishes.

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What is Gourmet?

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When I was young and married (and a poor graduate student), I gave a dinner party and served something called five-can casserole. This dish involved cream of mushroom soup, fried canned noodles and canned chicken. The result wasn’t very good. Today, the thought of “canned chicken” makes me cringe.

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