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  • A used Dr. Pepper can stands guard as adorable Ryleigh Harrell flashes a winning smile after plucking the first radish of the harvest season on April 27, 2015, at her grandparents' home in Alapaha, Georgia.
    A captivating evening of scarecrows, Dr. Pepper, and an Alapaha vegetable garden
    Adorable four-year-old Ryleigh Harrell, daughter of Russ and Jessica (Joyce) Harrell and granddaughter of Alan and Cathy (Stone) Harrell, recently took this writer on a captivating tour of her burgeoning vegetable garden at her grandparents’...
  • Try making homemade salad dressing!
    Try making homemade salad dressing
    A fresh, green salad is a standard at the lunch hour or served as a side with a main course. Many restaurants are well known for their salad bars, where you can make your salad according to what your like in it! Naturally, you have to have some...
  • Sauerkraut is the basis of this salad
    Sauerkraut is the base for this salad
    What is your reaction to sauerkraut? It's a toss-up with most folks. This old-time German vegetable side is most often used with Polish sausage to create a great sandwich or with cooked beans and cornbread. For the most part, this is about all...
  • Corn made better with cream cheese
    Corn made better with cream cheese
    With the summer season not that far away, many people like to plant a garden of vegetables! Corn is a common summer vegetable, and fortunately, we can get it all throughout the year either canned or frozen. Those who grow a garden and are...
  • Fruit and vegetable pesticides may cause male infertility
    Fruit and vegetable pesticides slash sperm count in half
    Many factors can affect male and female fertility, any one of which may result in lack of conception. Now, a new study has reported that pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables may decrease a man’s sperm count by almost 50%. The findings...
  • Eat Your Vegetables Chips
    Review: Eat Your Vegetables Chips
    If you've ever tasted some of the chips on the market today, you know that quite a few of them are greasy and leave an oily film on fingertips even after just one chip. The Eat Your Vegetables Chips by Snikiddy have made their mark on the chip...
  • The garden doesn’t happen to you it happens through you
    The garden doesn’t happen to you it happens through you
    Springtime is hoppin.’ Spring planting for cooking and gardening have always gone hand in hand, and seed starting is already underway. Hand-picked, not sprayed and just a few steps from your kitchen table is your garden of content. Eden on a...
  • Nettelhorst Elementary School students eat their lunches in Chicago, Illinois.
    The psychology behind food choices for kids is dynamic
    There have been attempts for a long time to use psychological persuasiveness to encourage healthy food choices for kids. Perceptions about the most effective manners to pursue this goal have been changing. Society for Personality and Social...
  • Raised bed gardening
    Gardening in raised beds
    Raised bed gardening…For space efficiency and high yields, it’s hard to beat a vegetable garden grown in raised beds. Raised beds can improve production as well as save space, time, and money. They also are the perfect solution for...
  • Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup-Italian Style
    Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup-Italian Style
    The winter season delivers many of us cold and blustery weather. Comfort food always helps to weather a storm or a cold snap. Comfort food comes in many different forms. Some of us think about casseroles while for others, soup and stews come to...
  • Moroccan Stoup
    Moroccan Stoup
    As defined by Rachel Ray, a stoup comes in somewhere between a soup and a stew in consistency...and that is what we have with this simple-to-assemble one pot winter wonder. For the vegetables, you can use any leafy green or even a combination of...
  • Super Bowl food , healthy halftime veggies, salads, halftime appetizer recipes
    Super Bowl food , healthy halftime veggies, salads, halftime appetizer recipes
    Super Bowl XLIX kicks off Sunday, Feb. 2. Beyond game excitement is half-time partying and feasting fun! As the Patriots take on the Seahawks, there's hot competition among Super Bowl foods and apps, too. And what do you think is the hottest...
  • Veggies most popular Super Bowl food, fans want vegetable half-time appetizers
    Veggies most popular Super Bowl food, fans want vegetable half-time appetizers
    Super Bowl XLIX kicks off Sunday, Feb. 2. The football pinnacle has grown so popular it's a national holiday. Beyond game excitement is half-time feasting! As the Patriots take on the Seahawks, there's hot competition among Super Bowl...
  • Veggie Enchilada
    Veggie Enchiladas
    With all the news of Chipotle giving away free burritos in exchange for trying their new sofritos, this Examiner has been seriously craving Mexican food. However, to keep it cheap and keep it healthy, why not make some delicious enchiladas in your...
  • ornamental kale
    Vegetables can be decorative and healthy
    A green living trend is moving toward a more self-sustainable living style. As many people decide to reduce their planetary footprint by downsizing or even negating some of it by giving back to the planet, smaller living spaces can mean more...
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