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Read article: Legumes, pulses, and beans, oh my!
Legumes, pulses, and beans, oh my!
Legumes, pulses and beans are terms used interchangeably, but they each have a specific meaning. The easiest way to understand the difference is to...
Read article: Cream of tartar: From winery byproduct to baking essential
Cream of tartar: From winery byproduct to baking essential
Have you ever wondered what cream of tartar is? What does it do? What does it taste like? Do I have to use it, or can I just skip over it? This...
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Read article: Table salt vs. sea salt: What's the difference?
Table salt vs. sea salt: What's the difference?
Salt is the most common ingredient in foods, which is probably why 90% of Americans consume more salt than the recommendation. This can be a problem...
Read article: Accessibility in the kitchen
Accessibility in the kitchen
Research indicates that people who cook more meals at home, rather than eating out or grabbing take-out, have a healthier diet and lower risk of...

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Maximize flavor with culinary herbs
Are you looking for ways to make healthier meals without giving up flavor? It can be as simple as adding a few herbs to your favorite dish instead of salt. Or cut the amount of sugar by adding items like vanilla and cinnamon.Making small changes,...
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Homegrown Healthy: A Horticultural Journey from Garden to Table
OREGON, Ill. - As the warmth of summer approaches, the Oregon Public Library and Carroll County Housing Authority, along with University of Illinois Extension, are proud to announce a unique educational initiative designed to cultivate healthier lifestyles through the Homegrown...