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How to Find, Identify, and Cook Fiddlehead Ferns

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Take a look around your local farmers market or health food store in early spring and you might find some strange-looking, green quarter-sized coiled vegetables known as fiddlehead ferns (also known as Ostrich ferns). These edible ferns are named for their resemblance to the ornamental ends of fiddles and other stringed instruments. But don’t blink. Because before you […]

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The 9 Best New England Cookbooks

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Now that I’ve lived in New England for well over a decade, I’ve acquired quite a collection of New England cookbooks. I can’t wait to contribute my own New England cookbook to this post someday! I’ve been working on such a project for over three years now. (Update: it is NOW available!) In the meantime, […]

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The Best Seafood Books for Seafood Lovers

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So many seafood books and seafood cookbooks, so little time. If you’re a seafood lover like myself, you understand. Now while I’m on the topic of seafood books, let me take this opportunity to announce for the first time that I will be adding my own seafood cookbook to the mix. I’ve just started the […]

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Five Reasons NOT to do the GAPS Diet

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©Depositphotos.com/Ariwasabi Don’t get me wrong, I love the GAPS Diet.  I became a GAPS certified practitioner in 2011 and I’ve helped many people recover their health on the GAPS diet protocol. In my estimation, Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, who created the diet should be given whatever  highest recognition or award that a medical doctor could […]

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Why Weight Watchers Won’t Make You Healthy

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When people come to see me for weight loss I always ask them if they’ve tried anything in the past.  The typical answer is, “Oh I’ve tried everything!” They then proceed to rattle off a long list of popular diets.  The most frequently mentioned is Weight Watchers. And I always ask, “How did you do?” […]

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