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Dandelion Root Tea Time

Dandelion Root Tea Time

Dandelion; By any other name… Dandelion is the common English name for the Taraxacum, the Latin name given the pretty yellow flower in medieval pharmacological writings from ancient Persia.  The English name is a corruption of the French term for “lion’s tooth.” Common folk names for the dandelion include:  Blowball, canker wort, doon-head-clock, witches gowan, milk witch, lion’s tooth, yellow gowan, Irish daisy, monk’s head, priest’s-crown, puff-ball, faceclock, pee-a-bed, piss-a-bed, wet-a-bed, swine’s snout, white endive and wild enoy Dandelions Cure Cancer!…

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Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets

Some Resources For Eating Healthier The season is drawing to a close but it there is still time to eat healthy and nutritious local food.  Here are three resources to help you find good, locally grown food. Two sites are targeted to Oregonians but at the USDA site you can locate lists of markets and farms in your area wherever you might be in the U.S. Know your source At the farmer’s markets in your area you get to meet…

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Superfoods. Are They Really?

Superfoods. Are They Really?

Superfoods; boon or boondoggle I began this blog as an extension of my search to find better health through a nutritious diet and to share some of the information that I uncover.  Today I want to discuss “superfoods.” I am an avid and lifelong gardener and the marriage of nutrition and gardening seems such a compatible and healthy match that I settled on the combination as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle. The term “superfood” crops up repeatedly as…

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Where I’ve Been and What is Coming

Where I’ve Been and What is Coming

First I would like to apologize for my long silence. Right after setting up this site life happened, eating an inordinate amount of my time and effort.  While I have had my mind on this blog throughout the summer the opportunity to consolidate the research that I had been doing did not present itself until just recently. I am back and prepared to present as much useful information on gardening for health as I can. I hope that your garden…

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