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Antioxidants are one key to a healthy body


In my columns I’ve frequently mentioned antioxidants contained in certain foods. I’m sure this sounds like a foreign language to some people, but at the risk of boring the audience I’ll attempt to explain what antioxidants are and do. When … Continue reading

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Rambutan is a tasty nutritious conversation fruit


I like to try new things. You never know you like or dislike something until you try it, the saying goes. I was perusing Wal-Mart recently and noticed some red spiny looking things in the produce area. They looked like … Continue reading

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Ground Ivy is an aggressive perennial weed


When gardeners talk about weeds the word vine usually makes them cringe. Their anxiety increases when the word mint is added to the conversation. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is guilty on both counts. Sometimes called creeping Charlie, this perennial can … Continue reading

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Wild Violets


Our lawns are starting to green up well. Troublesome weeds are rearing their ugly heads also. Well, depending upon one’s perspective some are quite attractive. The common violet is a prime example. Those bright bluish-purple flowers and heart-shaped leaves would … Continue reading

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