Recipes

Easter Dinner Options: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon has gotten a bad rap. In all foods there are good, better and best choices. In the world of bacon there is cured commercial bacon full of nitrites, nitrates and growth hormones; there is uncured commercial bacon with no nitrites, nitrates or growth hormone; and there is locally grown, pasture raised bacon naturally cured by a farmer.

Right now, I shoot for the second or third option.

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Easter Dinner Options: Glazed Rainbow Carrots

Whether it’s the neon colored Peeps, the egg hunt, Aunt Gertrude or the celebratory meal itself, Easter can present difficult terrain to navigate. If you are trying to make better food choices for yourself or family looking ahead to an Easter gathering can be just plain overwhelming. Many of us throw up our hands in surrender because we simply can’t imagine better options to the old favorites.

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Two Secrets to Fighting Winter Sickness

We just finished a pretty cold week here in the ADKs and there is a lot of sickness going around. Some families tell me they just keep passing the sickness around. Imagine every family room, classroom and office as a hot bed of germs. What can one do to bolster the immune system to defend against these germy invaders?

I will share two of my secret weapons with you. They are similar but different. Homemade bone broth and homemade meat broth. Most of today’s commercial soup is highly processed leaving very little nutritional value. Homemade is 1000% better, in my humble opinion.

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