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They’re Heeeerrreeee…

Luscious, lovely orbs of spicy, crunchy goodness, of course. Radishes, fresh from the garden.

Yesterday’s 1.6 inches of rain has really helped the the crimson globes round out. It’s just over four weeks since I put the seeds in the ground, and the plants are tall (for radishes, I mean), leafy and lush. No bugs. No […]

A Meal That Makes You Glad You Have Leftovers From Thanksgiving

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and that you’re now trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers. Well, maybe this will sharpen your appetite for a Dagwood sandwich of turkey, ham, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy…

A freshman at the University of […]

A New Protein Source in Texas That Everybody’s Yakking About

One of the sellers at the Cedar Park Farmer’s Market this week was unique. They were selling a new meat. Well, new to Texas, anyways. The protein source? Yak. Yep, the shaggy dog of a cow shown above. Apparently they do just fine here, although some sources claim they shouldn’t do well in the […]

“Healthy” on the Package Doesn’t Guarantee It’s Good for You

Of course the headline’s true. We’re none of us so naïve as to believe differently. However, with almost every box, tin, can,  or bottle of food we buy there are messages that tell us, loudly or in a whisper, that this one’s the Real Deal, oh so healthy and good for you. From “fat […]

Brain Food: Closing Shots

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Time to close the Brain Food Series with some final thoughts…

Your brain is the biggest consumer of glucose you have. This is true even for many athletes. The brain needs just the right amount of glucose, though; not too little, which will drag you down, […]

Brain Food: Honorable Mentions

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

In the course of this Series, we’ve covered a lot of tasty food items and seen how they help us be healthy, especially good brain health. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. “If it’s Blue it’s good for You.”

A lot of your favorite foods didn’t make […]

Brain Food: Spicy or Mild, Red Peppers Should be On Your Menu

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

We’re almost done with our Brain Food series, and I’ve saved the best for last. Red Peppers!

There are a lot of people who won’t eat peppers because they think they’re too pungent. Bell peppers, however, are the only member of the Capsicum family that doesn’t […]

Brain Food: When Life Hands You Lemons, Ask for Oranges Instead

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Maybe the first thing you can say about oranges is, they taste good. Most of you will find oranges easier to add to your diet (or use more of) than, say, spinach or kale. We already know that oranges bring a good dose of vitamin […]