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Archive for June, 2006

Fruits from around the world

19th June 2006

One of my sons received a sushi kit for Christmas and asked to pick up some ingredients to try out sushi roll making.  So we headed off to the Asian market to pick up some sticky rice, seaweed and a few other necessities.  While there, we found some very strange “fruit”.  I inquired their names […]

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Sports are good exercise, but which sports are safe?

16th June 2006

I live in a rural town in the mountains with very narrow, or non-existant, shoulders.  What’s more, there are bikers by the hundreds that train and ride the streets.  Not the Harley-riders or even the speedy low-to-the-ground racing cyclers.  I mean the bicycle racers and leasure riders.  While I respect their right to be on […]

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What to eat & drink before & after working out

6th June 2006

On my way out of the gym the other day, I noticed something I had overlooked before – the rack of nutrient and protein bars. I’ve never given much thought to who eats these or why but seeing them made me wonder – What are the best food choices for me to eat after a […]

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Tomatoes & Eggplant: fruits or vegetables?

1st June 2006

Wandering through the produce department today, my ten year old asked why tomatoes were in the vegetable section when they are really fruits. Most everyone knows that tomatoes aren’t really veggies but I started to wonder if there was some history behind our fruit/vegetable tomfoolery. So, here’s what I’ve found out. In 1893, a tomato […]

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