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Getting to the ROOT of Change

Month: April 2013

Healthy Harvest Highlight – Asparagus

I know Spring is here because the asparagus is popping through the dirt in the garden. I haphazardly threw these into the bed last year and didn’t give them a second thought.  This year, with my decision to revamp my goals for our vegetable garden, I purchased more “crowns” and planted them again with a …

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Two Healthy Asparagus Recipes

Crescent Roll Asparagus Rollups (courtesy of 16  Large Stalks Fresh Asparagus 8 ounces, weight Canned Reduced-Fat Crescent Roll Dough 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ cups Shredded Pecorino Cheese (Parmesan Works Nicely As Well) Salt And Pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut or break the tough bottoms off the asparagus stalks. Open your can …

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Embracing Traditions

Have you ever given much thought to traditions?  Do you have any? Where did they come from? Have they become more of an obligation than a joyful celebration?  By definition, a tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or significance with origins in the past. They …

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Memories of Baba

Baba was the name my children grew up calling my Slovak grandmother.  I think of her more now than ever, wishing she were here to answer questions about her faith, her heritage, and the family she left at such a young age, to start a new life in America.  As you grow older, you wished …

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Garden Planning – Stage II

Stage II of the garden expansion project has begun!  We took a chance this past weekend and decided to start tilling the new section of earth beside our existing garden.  It was backbreaking work for my husband as this section of the yard was really packed down and never touched.  The 10 x 30 patch …

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