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Announcement: Healthy Cooking Class in Port Washington

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Hey Readers,

I am teaching in Port Washington next Tuesday, June 9th, 2010 and  want to extent an invitation to readers of this web site to attend with a discount.  We will be covering topics such as whole grains, good fats, storage techniques and how to pick great ingredients. Here are the details (click the picture [...]

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Tags: Long Island · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Recipes

Video: Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

These videos (courtesy of Cooking Up A Story) are part of an interview held with Vadana Shiva.
It was inspiring to me so I decided to republish it here with all three videos:
Cooking Up A Story: Food News
This 3-part series of interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva about the future of food is one of the most [...]

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Tags: Go Green · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Seeds · Trees · Vegetables · Video

Top Ten Reasons To Use Native Plants In Your Landscape and More…

September 7th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Using Native Plants in your landscape is a win-win for you and the environment.  Here are the top ten reasons to use native plants in your landscape:

Once Established, Native Plants Require Little Care and Maintenance
Native Plants Save Money on Landscaping Cost
Native Plants Are Pest and Disease Resistant
Once Established, Native Plants Require No Watering
Once Established, Native [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Go Green · Long Island · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Seeds · Shrubs · Trees · Vegetables

That Pesky Dandelion is Good For You

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Did you know that the dandelion has been used as food and medicine for much of recorded history?  Yes, I am talking about that pesky weed that is the bain of your lawns existence.  Since you just can’t stop trying to get rid of them, you might as well make some use of them.  In [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal · Recipes · Storing Techniques

Drying Mint for Tea – Best Techniques?

June 15th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I just harvested the first cutting of my four varieties of mint growing in various gardens. I am growing

Spearmint
Peppermint
Greek Mint
Another Spearmint Variety (Large Leafed)

Some techniques commonly used to dry mint are:

Bundle and hang from Stems in a dark, very dry place (if possible with paper bags around the bundles)
Put in Paper bags
Place in oven at [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Storing Techniques

Integrative Doctors in Long Island to New York City

January 21st, 2009 · 13 Comments

Have you ever wanted to see a doctor and have him/her prescribe ginger mint tea rather than stool softener?  Or echinacea (immune booster) tincture when you feel a cold coming on rather than wait for it to get worse and then have to resort to antibiotics?  How about cleaning out the colon to improve overall [...]

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Tags: Long Island · Medicinal

Synopsis – Tulsi (“Holy Basil”) – Ayurvedic Medicinal Herb Used for Thousands of Years

December 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

OK here is one of my favorite herbs (if not THE favorite).  It smells like BUBBLE GUM for crying out loud!
Tulsi / Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
If you have ever grown this herb, you know what amazing surprises it offers.  When I brush by it, I get this smell of heaven that I have never smelled [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal