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Citrus & Ginger Fruit Salad


SERVINGS: 6 2 ruby red grapefruit 2 navel oranges 3 tangerines (or 5 mandarin oranges) 1 Tbsp chopped crystallized ginger 1 Tbsp chopped pistachios 2 tsp champagne vinegar 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (we used California Olive Ranch) Preparation Instructions 1. SLICE peel from grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. Cut fruit into slices and arrange … Continue reading Citrus & Ginger Fruit Salad

Mini-Muffins: Exquisite Taste in a Tiny Portion


Sweet. Salty. Sour. Bitter. Every exquisite bite you’ve ever tasted has likely been the result of all of these mouthwatering tastes coming together in the right balance. Unlike cooking, baking requires precise measurement to achieve the desired result. Celebrating holidays, or any season from Memorial Day to Independence Day to New Years Day is the … Continue reading Mini-Muffins: Exquisite Taste in a Tiny Portion

April is Esophagus Cancer Awareness Month


Esophagus cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the US, affecting approximately 18,000 people a year. The lifetime risk of developing esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 435 in women, highlighting a threefold higher rate of this disease in men over women. Over 85% … Continue reading April is Esophagus Cancer Awareness Month

What you need to know about Heart Disease


Despite continued advances in medicine, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.1 Each February marks the campaign to increase awareness of heart disease, and to focus on what each of us can do to decrease our own individual risk.   So what exactly is “heart disease”? … Continue reading What you need to know about Heart Disease

The Sweet Truth: Making Bitter Greens Palatable


This article was printed in The Reading Eagle on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Find it in the Berks Country Magazine section under “Strength in Plants” by Kate Murray. You know the bitter greens, the ones that don’t exactly make your taste buds sing: dandelions, arugula, broccoli rabe, swiss chard, collards, mizuna, mustard greens, radicchio, endive, … Continue reading The Sweet Truth: Making Bitter Greens Palatable

January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month


It is estimated that between 15-25% of school children in the United States are overweight, placing them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Only about half of all Americans aged 12 to 21 exercises regularly. Regular physical activity can help children be healthier now and in the future. Daily activity can … Continue reading January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month