mushroom tartines

extra-pretty mushrooms

Would this be a good place to admit that I only moderately enjoy sandwiches? I know, what kind of monster says such things! But, wait, come back. What I mean is, it’s the proportions: too much bread, too little … read more

30 Foods & Herbs with Natural Antibiotic Properties

Fresh garlic bulbs on wood

In herbology, antibiotic-like foods are called astringent—meaning natural blood cleansers. The word anti (against)-biotic (life) refers to a list of pharmaceutical antimicrobials designed to kill harmful bacteria in the host body. The problem is these synthetic … read more

Choux au Craquelin – Crispy Cream Puffs

 Choux au Craquelin - Crispy Cream Puffs-1

Choux au Craquelin are mini cream puffs topped with a sweet crispy topping, called craquelin, that are simply hard to resist.

The craquelin is a dough made with softened butter, brown sugar and flour. It

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Recalls: Edamame, Canned Dog Food

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Edamame Recalled Due to Listeria Threat

Possible listeria contamination has triggered the recall of Edamame (soybeans) by Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. of … read more

6 Ways to Make Your Fridge Plastic Free


In 2010, Scientific American concluded “The amount of plastic manufactured in the first 10 years of this century will approach the total produced in the entire last century.” The data came from a report that pointed out the many … read more

The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies


Lara Ferroni


  • 2 1/2 cups cups loosely packed pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons
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