Watermelon is Not the Pits – Health Benefits and Serving Options

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Summer at my daughter’s house can be counted in watermelons. On any hot day, she can be counted on to bring out a giant bowl of cut-up watermelon chunks or slices (which, by the way, when put on top of a vegetable steamer placed in the bottom of the bowl, will not turn mushy).

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I Just Don’t Know What to Say

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Often, just as important as a special gift, are the words that accompany it. Especially words to acknowledge loss. We want to say something meaningful and comforting. Signing a name to the card isn’t enough.

Expressing condolence is not easy, even for those of us who write for a living. How to find the words without sounding clichéd or cloying? Here are a few suggestions.

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Another Former Newsday Columnist Joins GourmetGiftBaskets.com

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We would like to welcome Fern Kupfer to the team at GourmetGiftBaskets.com.  We look forward to her posts and we know you will enjoy them too.

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Chill Out with Calming Foods

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Email is down. Deadlines are passing. Errands piling up. Book group coming. I am s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d! The go-to solution? Haagen Dazs dulce de leche or maybe a bag of Twizzlers or a handful my daughter’s cookies pulled out of the freezer and shoved into the microwave for a quickie defrost. Bad choices all. I would never pledge to purge them from my diet, but they really are really not a great prescription for stress busting. The sugar rush is great, but when your blood sugar rate drops, stress hormones are released.

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