Hot Weather, Cold Soup

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Summer is perfect soup weather. Cold soup, that is. I love those warm weather big ass salads as much as the next girl, but when the temperature really begins to rise, nothing satisfies like a refreshing bowl of chilled soup. Many are of the …
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Summer Recipes: Cool Off With Watermelon-Arugula Salad

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It's hot outside, y'all. We finally broke down and turned on the air conditioning for the first time this summer, meaning our stove is on vacation until the crisp air of autumn returns. I'm not complaining about my lack of stove burners, mind you. …
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The Perfect Healthy Summer Snack

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Salads and I go together like peas and carrots. Or peanut butter and jelly. Or chocolate-chip cookies and milk. Or steak and red wine. Or really any other epic food pairing. But lately, my love affair with salads has dried up a bit. I'm not sure …
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Grow Sweet Basil and Make Avocado Basil Pesto!

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Few endeavors are as rewarding as gardening. It provides exercise and a reason to get outdoors --- not to mention gardening has been proven to help folks de-stress, teaches patience and provides better sleep; it saves money on the food bill, plus it …
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The Flower You Can Grow — and Eat

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Edible landscapes are all the rage. Planting garden veggies amongst the shrubbery is a smart utilization of tight space and an easy way to cut back on the grocery bill. Done right, it looks every bit as pleasing as a strictly ornamental landscape; …
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How ‘Bout Dem Melons? We Try WTRMLN WTR

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I know it's not technically summer yet, but that doesn't stop me from getting excited when I get a little hint of what's to come: longer days, lots of miles on my bike, swimming in lakes instead of my gym's stuffy indoor pool, and all the fresh …
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Jicama, Carrot and Apple Slaw with California Walnuts

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Everybody is allowed a mistake now and again, but the fat-free trend of the 1990s was a doozy! The consumption of any fat was discouraged and foods labeled low- or non-fat were in high demand --- even if they contained oodles of refined grains and …
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