Different seasons mean different things: fall is college football, summer is beach season, and winter is marked by the Holidays. Food used to be the same way. Have you ever noticed that Strawberries are best in the summer, that all of a sudden come September there are about 10 more varieties of apples available in the super market, and that pears are everywhere in November? Nowadays you can get most fruits and vegetables year round, imported from almost anywhere in the world, but once upon a time different seasons meant different fruits and vegetables, and if you wanted Strawberries in December, you’d better can them or make some jam. Here are a few reasons why the old way was better, why eating seasonal produce, preferably locally grown, is better for both you and the environment. Continue reading Eat in Season!
Once shunned due to its high saturated fat content, coconut has been regaining favor recently. There was a New York Times article on coconut oil last year, and it has been embraced by vegans and followers of the Paleolithic (caveman) diet alike. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut fruit and its variety of products can heal or prevent a slew of medical conditions. So can coconut really be this awesome super food or is it all hype? Continue reading Coconut – Magic Healer or Major Hype?