Archive for February 2018

Item of the Week: Cucumbers

Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. There are hundreds of varieties of cucumber, and they come in dozens of colors, but the edible types are classified as being for either slicing or pickling. Slicing cucumbers are cultivated to be eaten…

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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Year of the Dog

The Chinese Calendar is a solilunar calendar. It integrates as well the revolution of the Earth around the Sun as the movement of the Moon around the Earth. A month begins at the day of the new moon (invisible Moon) and ends at the day before the next new moon. The full moon is either…

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Asian Fruits and Vegetables

What’s “Asian cuisine”? For us, the term refers to the foods from a region that is home to more than half the world’s population. Within this wide swath are cooking traditions from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia), and South Asia (India, Pakistan). Because of the term’s vast geographic mass, ingredients…

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Item of the Week: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on earth- and there is good reason why. With its rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease, and even weight gain- it seems there isn’t much cauliflower can’t do. Read more.

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