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  • Top Water Woes And Cures: Water Pollutants To Avoid

    If you are drinking your water from the tap, most of the water is safe to consume. A few water pollutants, however, can pose a risk to your health even if they are under the government’s legal limit. These chemical additives are especially dangerous to people with cancer and AIDS, small children, and pregnant women. […] More

  • Nearly Nine Million Pounds of Beef Recalled

    Nearly nine million pounds of beef have been recalled. Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, California has recalled about 8,742,700 pounds of beef, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). More

  • West Virginia Water Woes – How You Can Help

    The West Virginia water woes continue, with more chemicals being discovered in the already contaminated Elk River. At least ten thousand gallons of MCHM leaked into the river upstream of Charleston’s drinking supply. No one knows the safe limit for MCHM, since the EPA grandfathered the chemical in when the Clean Water Act was created. […] More

  • Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes

    Groundhog’s Day is primarily associated with a giant rodent who predicts the weather, but why not celebrate with cupcakes? The Birmingham Zoo made this video that shows how to make some adorable Groundhog’s Day cupcakes. The procedure is pretty simple and quick. Use whatever flavor of cupcakes you want, since the cupcake won’t show through. […] More

  • West Virginia Water Woes

    West Virginia has had its share of water woes. The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told not to drink the water, bathe in it, or wash their clothes or dishes with it. People […] More

  • Tyson Foods Recalls 33,840 Pounds of Chicken

    Tyson Foods, Inc., of Sedalia, Missouri recalled 33,840 pounds of chicken due to a possible contamination with Salmonella Heidelberg. The chicken was produced on October 11, 2013 by mechanical separation. Seven people fell ill with Salmonella Heidelberg in a Tennessee correctional facility. The start of those illnesses was between November 29, 2013 and December 5, […] More

  • DIY Drip Irrigation for Under Ten Dollars

    If you’ve ever come home from work in the summer and found your lovely garden wilted, this DIY drip irrigation system might be just the thing for you. Best of all, it costs less than $10. More

  • Black-Eyed Peas for the New Year

    Black-eyed peas are a traditional part of a New Year menu. Some say eating black-eyed peas on New Year Day will bring luck throughout the year. These black-eyed peas can be made in a slow-cooker. More

  • Five New Year’s Resolutions for Foodies

    New Year’s resolutions – every year I make them and most years, I manage to keep them in some fashion. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that have to do with food. More

  • Five Food Charities

    Not sure what to do with that Christmas money Santa left you? Perhaps you shopped all the sales and came in under budget for the season. Or maybe you haven’t maxed out your tax-deductible charitable contributions for 2013. These five food charities would appreciate your donations. More

  • An Aquifer Under the Sea?

    Australian researchers have found evidence of aquifers under the sea. 120,000 cubic miles of fresh and low-salinity water might be stored and available for human use. β€œThe volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900,” said lead author […] More

  • Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables – A Winter Refresher

    As we head into the holidays, many of us will be cooking large meals and using fresh fruits and vegetables. I figure now is a good time for a quick refresher on the β€œDirty Dozen” – those fruits and vegetables in the U.S. food supply that show the most pesticide residues. More

  • Three Free Cooking Apps

    It’s the cooking season and these three free cooking apps are here to help with ideas and instructions for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts – lots of desserts. More

  • The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On! Cookbook Review and Recipe

    The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On! by Mark Reinfeld arrived in my mailbox a week ago, just as the weather started to cool. The timing of Soup’s On! is particularly good, since I am happy for a break from cooking large, multi-course meals. A quick, hearty soup is perfect. But Soup’s On! doesn’t limit the selection of soups to winter. It has more than one hundred quick and easy recipes for every season. More

  • How to Make Turkey Stock

    Turkey stock is so simple to make and it adds a great deal of flavor to soups and casseroles. Use up the leftover Thanksgiving preparations and get one more use out of the turkey bones. More

  • The Cheesy Vegan by John Schlimm with Recipe

    The Cheesy Vegan by John Schlimm shows you how to make vegan versions of America’s favorite comfort food from scratch and then goes on to provide 125 different recipes using those vegan cheeses. More

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