If you pay attention to ingredients, you’ve probably noticed that agave nectar is everywhere these days. Since it’s marketed as a healthy alternative to refined sugar, it’s become the darling of many natural brands, who add it to everything from Agave Plus Granola to So Delicious Fruit Bars to Oogave Natural Soda. Agave nectar is low on the glycemic index, it’s organic,
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I won’t be doing much cooking this weekend. For the first time in years, we’re going away for Labor Day. The friends who so graciously invited us to their mountain house also provided a very specific shopping list to each invitee (my list included: “6 baking potatoes, beer, apples/peaches, salsa and milk”), which I think is pretty awesome. No thinking required on my part. I love being officially off-duty as
After a long, hot summer and plenty of bad fruit (Seriously, is there anything as disappointing as a mealy peach?), it’s finally peach season in Colorado. Our really, truly delicious, worth-the-wait peaches come from the western slopes of the Rockies near Colorado’s peach capitol, Palisade. And I think they are some of the best anywhere. (If I have any Georgian readers
They live on a volcanic island just outside the Arctic Circle, but Icelanders as a group are some of the happiest (despite some long, dark winter months and the pesky economic collapse their country recently experienced) and healthiest (they have an average lifespan of 81, one of the longest anywhere) people on earth. I’m sure part of this can be attributed to living in a singularly beautiful place, year-round