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My Love Affair with The Green Gold – Olive Oil

Posted by on January 24, 2019 in Food, Slider | 2 comments

My  Love Affair with The Green Gold – Olive Oil

If I was stuck on an Island, and could choose to receive only one item delivered, it’d be Olive oil. Oh that beautiful liquid green treasure! It’s true that I grew up with olive oil, not just for consumption, but for other use. Between my mom and grandma, I seriously thought that olive oil was cure and solution for all things. So now nearly half a century of using this oil, I have to agree, that life without Olive oil would be a very sad life. I often speak of Mediterranean Diet. It’s important to understand that for me...

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Healing Powers of Nature and Gardening

Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Gardening, Health, Slider | 0 comments

Healing Powers of Nature and Gardening

We hear it all the time, that gardening is really good for our health. Speaking from experience, I have to say, not only is it good for my health, but gardening has been the best preventive medicine available for me. Does my back and hands get sore from yard work? Sure it does! But the sense of deep fulfillment and accomplishment acts as drops of healing oil on me. Being in nature has healed me and it continues, as I engage myself in variety of gardening projects, whether it be on smaller or larger scale.  In my studies of varies research and...

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Gardening and Farming In Our Communities

Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Gallery, Gardening, Slider | 0 comments

Gardening and Farming In Our Communities

There are some amazing reasons and benefits with gardening. Just thinking about gardening, makes me believe I can smell fresh flowers and homegrown vegetables. And that thought alone, makes my hands start itching to go out and play in the soil. I remember living in our small town-home in Sweden with a yard that was about 0.05 acre (202 square meter), basically a tiny plot. We pulled out a small area of lawn, and planted a row of onions and  radishes. And that pretty much summed up our garden back then. Since those days, I’ve been able...

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Science Behind Why Flowers Make Us Happy

Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Gardening, Health, Slider | 0 comments

Science Behind Why Flowers Make Us Happy

Luther Burbank was a botanist who knew what he was talking about when he said.. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul”. Famous actress, Marilyn Monroe once said “Diamonds are a girls best friend”. From day one, my husband has known that, that is not the case with me. I could care less about diamonds and sparkly stuff. But you tell me I can buy or pick any flower, I’ll ask you, “Can I have it all?!!”. I’m sitting here...

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Benefits of Leeks + Crunchy Veggie Salad

Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Food, Slider | 0 comments

Benefits of Leeks + Crunchy Veggie Salad

Leeks is a vegetable from the same family as the onion, chives, shallots, and garlic. And because leeks belong to the same family as mentioned, it also has the same benefits and few more. I love leeks!! Probably because I grew up with eating it a lot as a child in Sweden. Leeks grows well in cold conditions, which explains why leeks is a common and a cheap vegetable in the Scandinavian countries. Unlike regular onion, leeks is mild to the taste, but crunchier. They taste good raw as well as cooked like an onion. Yet most people are familiar...

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2 Lessons Learned From A Financial Advisor

Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Lifestyle, Slider | 0 comments

2 Lessons Learned From A Financial Advisor

Learning to handle our finances has been a life long process for me. I don’t think anyone likes budgeting or even worse, actually sticking to one. Over the course of my life, I have tried varies suggestions on how to make and stick to a budget, but without much success. Up until about seven years ago, when I met with a Personal Financial Advisor. When I met with Alan, our fiances were really tight. We had tons of medical bills and still four children at home. We were basically living from paycheck to paycheck. This wasn’t the...

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Benefits of Beans + Easy Three Bean Salad

Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Food, Slider | 0 comments

Benefits of Beans + Easy Three Bean Salad

Beans and lentils are super food and part of the Mediterranean diet. Not only are they packed with healthy nutrients, but they also are very versatile and high in fiber. It is important though to remember that some people are allergic/sensitive to some beans. The two main legumes that a lot of people react to are, soy and peanuts (yes, peanut is part of the legume family). It’s not uncommon that a person who reacts to one kind of bean,  may also be sensitive/allergic to another kind. People with IBS can also sometimes find it hard to...

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Understand And Manage Depression

Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Health, Slider | 0 comments

Understand And Manage Depression

Depression is a real hard topic. You add the different faces of mental health problems, and it gets even more challenging.Perhaps it’s hard for me, because this is the part of me that most people don’t know of. There are over dozen different types of diagnosis within mental health disorders . Within these, the more common mood disorders are, depression and bipolar (also called manic depression). You may occasionally feel down and gloomy, but that does not necessary mean you have depression. According to the American Psychiatric...

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Mama’s (Egg and Gluten Free) Meat Paddies

Posted by on January 10, 2019 in Food, Gallery | 0 comments

Mama’s (Egg and Gluten Free) Meat Paddies

I love meatballs and meat patties! But as of this day, I have not been able to find tasty, healthy, inexpensive, gluten and egg free meatballs at the stores. For decades I cooked my own meat patties from scratch. My mom taught me her basic recipe, but unfortunately her recipe called for eggs and regular bread crumbs. Eggs in meatballs/patties act as a glue agent or a binder to keep the meat together, while the bread crumbs makes it moist. So when I had to stop eating eggs and gluten, my mom’s original recipe went out of the window 🙁 ....

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7 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

Posted by on January 9, 2019 in Gallery, Health, Slider | 0 comments

7 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

I have a good friend who calls the month of January, “the armpit of the year”. If that’s not true, I’m not sure what is!  Depending on where you live, the experience might be a bit different for you. In general people who live in the northern countries, or the countries north of the equator, feel the impact of the darker and colder months. I have struggled with clinical depression and anxiety my whole life, so this time of year is like a dark abyss of no return sunnier days. Every day, during the dark and dreary...

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