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Mary Collete Rogers

Turnips, Kohlrabi, Radishes, and Other Odd Vegetables: Are They Our Key to Survival?

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Last week, we got kohlrabi in our CSA boxes for a second time in a row. Chatting with a fellow CSA* member she complained, “Why did we get kohlrabi again? Can’t they just give us vegetables we know?” Our personal vegetable kingdoms are frequently divided between “vegetables we know” and “everything else.” The former category includes perennial favorites like tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and peppers. The latter is a dumping ground for those vegetables we never buy or that don’t have instant taste appeal, like kohlrabi, collards, radishes, turnips, parsnips, and celeriac. Continue Reading…

Feeding Kids? What Parents Might Be Missing

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True or False: It’s really important to feed our kids nutritious foods.

Of course every parent agrees on the importance of feeding our kids well—at least on an intellectual level. It’s putting principle into practice that’s so disagreeable. Consider this scenario: It’s late, you’re driving home from soccer (or basketball, piano, day care, or wherever) and Ronald McDonald beckons with fun and social acceptance for the kids and convenience and respite for the parents. Continue Reading…

10 Low-Cost Tips for a Green Kitchen

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Who doesn’t want the benefits and enjoyment of excellent health? It can’t happen without a healthy planet. Day by day, begin building the green kitchen habits that protect the air and water that goes in our bodies and the land that produces our food. Here are ten tips for a more earth-friendly kitchen.

Skip the Bag: It’s bad enough that we are the world’s biggest consumers, but must we put every last one of our purchases in a brand new plastic bag? For grocery purchases, consider skipping bags entirely for just a couple items and for big things like pre-packed bags of fruit, laundry detergent and jugs of apple juice. As for produce bags, do you really need one for durable produce items like apples, onions, avocados, etc. Cost to You: $0 Continue Reading…

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