Monthly Archives : November 2016

What’s on the Menu

A dig through the food archives reveals what people were eating a century ago A number of years ago I was going through some old shoe boxes that my recently-deceased grandmother had stored away. Among the other bits and pieces of recipes cards, photos, loose buttons, and other musty/minty smelling memorabilia was a menu card from a military Christmas dinner…

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Food as Fuel – Prepping your Body for Winter

Food choices you make in late fall can help fortify your body for winter. In general, this means moving away from cold, raw foods and eating more baked, stewed, and warming foods until spring arrives. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, fall wind and dryness impacts on the lungs, skin, and large intestine. Moisten them by eating mushroom soups, stewed or…

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