Make Groceries Last Longer: 6 Expert Tips

Posted on 01/2/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s a healthy, money-saving New Year’s resolution: Stretch your budget by helping fresh food stay fresh longer. This list of savvy storage strategies comes from one of last year’s most popular food posts on The original post, compiled from several sources, is long — 27 useful, inventive tips — but here are some of our favorites. 1. Onions hung in panty hose will last eight months. Don’t refrigerate onions. Use this method, which keeps them cool and dry, and …

Before You Bite: News About Organic Tomatoes, Walmart Corn

Posted on 08/22/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe juiciest tomatoes and the sweetest corn are two of summer’s most anticipated gifts, which is why we were both happy and troubled to read the latest health news on both those favorite foods. First, the good news. You may want to spend a little more to eat organic tomatoes, a new study suggests, because they have a higher level of antioxidants than conventionally grown ones. Researchers from the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Health in Spain compared …

Recipe: Peperoni e Melanzane—A Mouth-Watering and Healthy Vegetable Dish

Posted on 01/20/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthOne of my neighbors, Richard Scammell, is a wonderful cook. Even though Richard does not cook for a living, I consider him a chef. Cooking is Richard’s hobby, but when it comes to food preparation, Richard is a highly skilled and well-educated professional. (He’s even traveled to Europe to take cooking classes.) Richard and I share a love of creative, healthful cooking. When I asked him for ideas that I could share with readers, he sent this recipe for a …

Eating Done Right: Pumpkin – Food of the Week

Posted on 11/4/2011 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthEach fall, millions of Americans carve pumpkins for Halloween and enjoy traditional pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But with a little imagination, pumpkins become more than decorations and dessert. A versatile and nutritious vegetable, pumpkins can be used in a variety of healthy recipes, such as pumpkin burgers, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and even pumpkin oatmeal. The word pumpkin originates from the Greek word pepon, which means “large melon.” A hearty crop and a member of the squash (Cucurbita) family, pumpkins …

Foodie Friday: Grilled Vegetables Three Ways

Posted on 07/30/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeBecause three ways is better than two!