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All About Lettuce: Varieties and Interesting Facts

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Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years as supplemental food stuff and has become a staple in most cultures as the perfect leafy green to serve alongside favorite main dishes. Although you may have heard from time to time it truly has no nutritional value, you can most definitely ignore this advice as all …

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All About Strawberries: Your Favorite Red Fruit!

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Strawberries are one of the world’s most favorite fruits and have been cultivated for thousands of years for its sweet, juicy, and slightly tangy flavor. Hardy, easy, and inexpensive to grow, they contain an abundance of vitamin C and antioxidants to help keep you healthy! They also pair well with a wide variety of both …

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All About Potatoes: Fun Facts for All Ages

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Potatoes often become part of a ‘that vegetable’ controversy every few decades due to fads in diets and a general misunderstanding of what a potato provides. Although a starchy root veggie that is carbohydrate-based, it is packed full of nutrients and serves as a dependable, and important food crop across many continents, especially Europe (Ireland, …

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Healthy Foods Under $1: Stock your Kitchen With Nutrient Rich Choices

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There is no need to avoid stocking up on healthy food choices because you are on a strict grocery budget. Although it may seem that eating healthy is an expensive option, especially if you are feeding a family when you break down the cost of many products you will find that most fall well under …

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History of Pickling and Pickling Spices: Preserve Your Food Like a Pro

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History is riddled with references to cooling, sweet, tart, and crunchy pickles. They make an appearance in historical documents as well as literature and seem to be a favorite of both the wealthy and poor alike. But what exactly is pickling and how did it gain such notoriety? The history of pickling and pickling spices …

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Giant Pumpkins: How to Grow and Care For Your Own

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Giant, oversized pumpkins are always a focal point to those visiting pumpkin patches each autumn. These grand fruits grab the attention of all who see them, and are priced accordingly due to the care and attention they require to reach their large sizes. Because of this they often create awesome backdrops for fall-inspired photographs, but …

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Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables: A Month by Month Guide to What’s Fresh

A Guide to Fresh Produce Month by Month

Nothing is better tasting than fresh fruits and vegetables right out of the garden, but that isn’t a reality for everyone due to the time, effort, and space it takes to get a decent harvest. Plus, your produce is only good for a short period of time, which means you need to store it for …

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