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Did you know that chocolate releases feel good hormones in your brain?  It impacts your physiognomy similarly to how you feel when you’re in love, enjoying an activity, or delighted by an experience.  No wonder why chocolate is our cultural go-to delight for Valentine’s Day— the day we celebrate love and life.  This month, take …

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Mullein leaf has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine.  It is said to be a great expectorant, soothing coughs and loosening phlegm.  An infusion of the flower is said to be helpful with colic, and a poultice of the leaves can ease the pain of hemorrhoids.  An infusion of the leaves in …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Everyone needs their favorite holiday cookie recipe and this one just may oust yours.  The combination of chocolate, nuts, coconut and delicate flaky butter cookie is heavenly, and the nuts can be omitted for those with allergies.  This cookie recipe has several steps but is not difficult to make.  …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Oven 325° 40 min – 1 hr This month’s recipe comes from Melissa’s kitchen—and is something she makes every Fall season.  It’s a perfect companion at a fall harvest table, especially Thanksgiving.  The flavors of dates and coffee compliment and offset each other— sweet and bitter— so the bread …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South This soup combines the best of what the Fall culinary season has to offer— apple and root vegetables, and a smattering of herbs still standing proudly in the garden.  Smooth and creamy, the gentle flavors pair well with almost anything.  Try it for breakfast, with a salad or a …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South As the summer season begins to wind down, (but not the heat!) it’s a great idea to offer our body a nourishing as well as detoxifying dish.  Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish which has been relied upon for centuries to calm, cleanse, heal, and nourish the digestive system, …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South As summer reaches its apex here in the South, blueberries, succulent and juicy, abound.  When you’ve had your fill of eating them plain and by the fistful, then celebrate their glory and dress them up in this delectable cake from Melissa’s kitchen.  Light, easy, and refreshing, this satisfyingly sweet …

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Taste the South A Simple Summer Supper of Bison Burgers and Raw Greens   Summer in general, but especially July 4th is a time for feasts, family, friends, and especially cookouts.  It doesn’t get more quintessentially American than tending flames over the BBQ on the Fourth.  But the love of a good dinner on the …

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Brought to you by Cindy Bright, Einstein Dog Sitting Service Ingredients · ½ pound of ground chicken · ½ cup of cooked white rice · ¼ cup of plain yogurt · ½ teaspoon of salt · extra virgin olive oil · 4 small round dinner rolls Preparation: Mix the meat, rice, yogurt and salt in …

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Taste the South Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake With strawberry season in full swing, what better way or time to celebrate the abundance of these succulent little fruits than with a shortcake?  Simple to prepare, even faster to make, and oh-so-satisfying to boot, this is Melissa’s go-to-dessert-recipe for June. It’s a great recipe for that impromptu dinner …

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