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Heart-Healthy Diet

Heart-Healthy Diet

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January 17, 2014 12:00 am
An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

It's the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am

Symposium aims to help Illiana vegetable growers increase business

The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension are hosting a symposium Jan. 7 aimed at helping Illiana vegetable growers improve their business.

December 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Take control of your garden from pests

Take control of your garden from pests

Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.

July 30, 2013 2:30 am Photos

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Easy, beautiful blend of eggs and veggies for Mom

Easy, beautiful blend of eggs and veggies for Mom

Mom always said to eat your vegetables, so this Mother's Day serve her breakfast in bed inspired by a walk through the garden.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
Ronco Smart Juicer

Ronco Smart Juicer

The Ronco Smart Juicer is now more easy to clean, while still promising to exact the most vital and flavor-filled liquid content of fruits and vegetables.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am
BELLA NutriPro Juicer

BELLA NutriPro Juicer

The BELLA NutriPro, nlike traditional juicers with fast spinning blades, is a state-of-the-art cold press juicer that operates using a chewing (mastication) method to produce high-quality fruit and vegetable juices with a cold press technology promising more juice and nutrients than traditio…

January 30, 2013 6:30 pm
High heat brings children and vegetables together

High heat brings children and vegetables together

For two weeks this summer I made it my mission to improve my 8-year-old son's tolerance of vegetables. I called it "veggie boot camp." He called it torture.

September 24, 2012 9:00 am
Late-summer veggies can fill garden's vacant spots

Late-summer veggies can fill garden's vacant spots

Mid- to late summer is prime time for gardeners — a last chance to grow a second batch of fresh vegetables before the plant-killing frosts arrive. Add a few protective enclosures, such as cold frames, overhead sheets and hoops, and the harvest can be extended until Thanksgiving and beyond.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Heirloom veggies deliver flavor, authenticity

Heirloom veggies deliver flavor, authenticity

As recently as a decade ago, the word "heirloom" was used to describe jewels, furniture or handicrafts — one-of-a-kind items of uncommon quality or design — that were passed down by families over generations. Now, that tag is just as frequently attached to vegetables, fruit and flowers.

July 18, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Family meals matter: Spring into something new

Family meals matter: Spring into something new

This week we celebrate the first day of spring and the arrival of new seasonal fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. Why not explore some spring fruits and vegetables like kohlrabi, asparagus, apricots and kiwi?

March 19, 2012 9:00 am
Put a little spring in your diet

Put a little spring in your diet

Spring is the perfect time to appreciate the widening array of fresh ingredients available at your grocery stores and local farmers' market.

March 15, 2012 9:00 am
Eating healthier

Eating healthier

Healthy food

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

December 27, 2011 9:00 am
10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

10 ideas for getting your kids to eat their veggies

Make getting more vegetables in your kids' diet your 2012 resolution. Here are 10 powerful tips for encouraging your children to eat their veggies.

December 26, 2011 9:00 am
Uptown Arts District great eating Friday night

Uptown Arts District great eating Friday night

Pizza in a Wood Burning oven, Roasted Peppers with Goat Cheese Pizza -Photographed on Hasselblad H3D2-39mb Camera

December 08, 2011 10:52 am
Mini-veggies can be cute, tasty, easy to grow

Mini-veggies can be cute, tasty, easy to grow

Many gardeners aspire to grow a humongous pumpkin or head of cabbage. And many of the same people are also attracted to miniature vegetables -- witness all those bags of "mini" carrots lined up on market shelves.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am
Peter Rabbitt Illustration from Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"

Peter Rabbitt Illustration from Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"

"First he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes," explains the storybook yarn of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and his trespassing in Mr. McGregor's garden.

August 10, 2011 12:00 am
Vegetable Basket Bounty From the Farm

Vegetable Basket Bounty From the Farm

Vegetables ripe and ready for picking this week at Times Columnist Philip Potempa's family farm include fresh green beans, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, green onions, radishes, cucumbers and zucchini. Even though blueberry yields have been slim, there's still be enough berries to make wild bl…

August 03, 2011 12:00 am

Stink bugs: what vegetables don't they like?

Vegetable gardeners who had a bad time with stink bugs last season - or who fear one this season - are wondering what they can plant that these annoying and damaging insects don't like.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am
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