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Broccoli raab

Broccoli raab (Brassica rapa, subspecies parachinensis) resembles sparsely budded broccoli stalks and is related to the turnip. Although the bitter taste has never been a favorite in North American cuisine, this vegetable is often used in Italian or Chinese cooking as it adds an aggressive zest to pasta and potato dishes, or with spicy curries and Carib fair. Broccoli raab, also known as Brocoletti di …

Rice Talk

Rice comes in various forms. Here in the Philippines, we have them in bags or sacks and purchase them by the kilo. But with the era of fast food or supermarket ready foods, rice now comes in bags, cans and even cartons in the US and Europe. Rice is gold in Asia. A meal is never a meal without rice, especially in the Philippines. A …

Cardoon – Cynara cardunculus

Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) is a popular edible thistle that resembles the globe artichoke and is also known as Cardoni or Cardi. I first came across this plant, which grow in bunches like celery, on a bio-dynamic farm near the Mexican border. The fleshy, silver-grey stalks have a soft suede feel, with a bittersweet and complex taste that hints at oyster plant, artichoke and celery. This …

Elderberry – red, black or blue variety

Is your Elderberry a red or black or blue variety? The red variety has been reported to be poisonous in some areas. Maybe others can confirm or refute this info. The raw fruit can cause some problem in some people. I have eaten small amounts to raw black elderberries that grow locally with no ill affects. Elderberries (Sambucus spp.) grow wild in moist, mountainous areas …

The "Buzz" in Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

Ever wondered how much caffeine is in chocolate-covered coffee beans? A mere 10 pieces (about 1 oz.) contain 100 calories, but here’s how much caffeine they have, compared to other common foods:   ITEM AVERAGE CAFFEINE (MG) 10 dark-chocolate-covered arabica coffee beans (1 oz) 15 Brewed coffee (5 oz cup) 115 Diet Coke (12 oz can) 41 Dark chocolate candy bar (1.45 oz) 31 Iced …

Mash potato appeal

Of course you love mashed potatoes! But skip the butter this time, and mash those spuds into huge fluffy clouds – with buttermilk. You’ll adore the distinctive flavor; even more so when laced with a little roasted garlic. Nutritional bonuses: vitamin C, B6 and niacin. 1/2 c. = 113 cal., 0.6 g. fat

Broccoli Sprouts – New Superfood to Fight Cancer

Q: Yours Healthy Ideas are forever pushing broccoli, but what about people like me who can’t stand it? Isn’t there anything else just as good for us? A: As a matter of fact, now there’s something even better. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore made an unexpected discovery — broccoli sprouts grown for three days contain from 10 to 100 times more cancer-fighting compounds …

Yucca Root

Q: Does anyone have information on the use of Yucca root? I would like to use it for joint ailments. Arthritis and loss of cartelage in the knees. I have plenty growing in my yard. Yucca root contains steroidal saponins which reduce inflammation. It is normally combined with other herbs for this purpose, such as Devil’s claw. The saponins are soap-like substances which can also …