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Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) was back in the news again recently thanks to a new study linking it to weight loss. So of course I wanted to investigate this, but first some background on ACV. Apples were first domesticated in Central Asia hundreds of years 

It’s OK to eat beef

It’s OK to eat beef

These days it’s very fashionable (in certain circles) to bash beef. The rationale goes like this: Let put #4 to bed right away. More than 95% of cow methane comes from the mouth. From burps. This according to years of research by agricultural scientists. But 

What’s the best nut butter?

What’s the best nut butter?

I love peanut butter, particularly on toast (True Confession: I love peanut butter plus unsalted butter on toast, but I refrain except in extreme circumstances). But lately I felt like it was time for a change. Grocery stores now carry a variety of nut butters, 

January: dry and meatless?

January: dry and meatless?

I’m starting to think January should be renamed Virtuary. Long the month of weight guilt and calorie counting, January is now also about giving up stuff, sort of like Lent for foodies. We have: Dry January. Who knew: this is a trademarked activity, started over 

Nuts for the holidays

Nuts for the holidays

When you think of holiday foods, what comes to mind? And… nuts? Nuts for baking, for snacking, for gifts. With the glut of sweets this time of year (see list), nuts can be a welcome relief. Nuts are the seed of various trees and bushes, 

What to do with all the basil? Make pesto.

What to do with all the basil? Make pesto.

Why does basil always seem to grow best at the end of summer, just when it’s threatened by frost? Basil plants are very sensitive to cold, even if there isn’t an official frost. Once picked, fresh basil doesn’t keep all that well. After you cut