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Just Beet It!

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Author: Andrea Todd

There are so many ways to enjoy beets throughout the year--fresh from the ground with leafy tops and tender roots, or in mid-winter as the hardy roots store well in the cold and are often central components to winter CSA's. This recipe and variations utilizes the root. The sweet and earthy root is nicely balanced with the salty feta, and the greens just make it look and taste good.

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Crockpot Recipes to Share

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Author: Seventh Generation

These favorites from Cooking Light prove that there's nothing quite like comfort food to bring the family together.

Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms

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Diaper Fit Guide

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Author: Seventh Generation

If you have a baby in the house, you'll be changing diapers as many as 10 times a day! That adds up to as many as 70 diapers a week, 280 or more diapers a month, and close to 3360 diapers during the first year. With an investment that big, it pays to become a diaper fit expert as early as you can.

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Recipes We Love: Curried Kabocha and Kale

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Author: Andrea Todd

A common winter squash is butternut, but kabocha can be a nice alternative or way to mix up the winter squash cuisine. Kabocha is a beautiful orange or green squash that is firm and savory. It has an orange flesh, and because it holds its form easily, it can be used in a variety of recipes--soups, stews, roasted, baked, etc.

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Recipes We Love: Curried Kabocha and Kale

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Author: Andrea Todd

A common winter squash is butternut, but kabocha can be a nice alternative or way to mix up the winter squash cuisine. Kabocha is a beautiful orange or green squash that is firm and savory. It has an orange flesh, and because it holds its form easily, it can be used in a variety of recipes--soups, stews, roasted, baked, etc.

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(Re)Solutions for a New Year

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Author: the Inkslinger

The annual epoch of holiday traditions is drawing to a close, and now comes the season's denouement - those sometimes rueful measurements of another year gone by and our humbling New Year's promises to do better. Some say such resolutions are a crock. But I say make them right, and you'll make a big difference in 2014.

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The First Five Manners to Teach Your Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We're finishing out the "terrible twos." I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. This year may have had arguments, tantrums, and a few instances of pulling the cat's tail - but through it all, my son has always said, "please," and "thank you." I celebrate these minor victories.

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The 10 Detox Essentials - Part II

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In Part 1, we reviewed the first five basics for detoxification concerning colon support and lymphatic drainage. We now tackle liver regeneration and supporting your body's overall healing capacities.

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Author: SJ WILSON

A few years ago, I participated in a program called AnySoldier.com, which provided pen-pals for our military. About half the time, we corresponded by email, but depending on their living conditions, many soldiers just didn't have access to the internet.

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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Our neighborhood had a surprise snowstorm this weekend - a "chance of flurries" rapidly became eight inches, and by morning everything was covered in a sparkling white blanket. I turned on some Nat King Cole, flicked on the holiday lights, and cooked up French toast with flurries of powdered sugar, hot chocolate and whipped cream. My son woke to a winter wonderland.

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