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Turmeric

Turmeric referred to as “Indian saffron” in medieval England, turmeric wasn’t understood or valued for a long time. People used it as natural food dye instead of as the unbelievable healing agent it really is. With a peppery, warm and bitter flavor, the mild fragrance of turmeric resembles orange and ginger, which makes it a national favorite in curry dishes dating back centuries. Today, it’s widely used in yellow mustard and as a natural health supplement. Next to essential oils, few natural remedies have reached mainstream use like turmeric has these past few years. Interestingly enough, you would think us North Americans would catch on

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What is everyone Screaming About?

Vanilla? Boring. Chocolate? Snooze. All right, all right — these may be respected ice cream flavors that are not going away any time soon, funky twists on the classic creamy dessert are on the rise. Artisan ice cream is pushing the limit with wild creations that appeal to adventurous eaters and foodies alike — from Sriracha to Summer Corn to Prosciutto.  So I decided to get in on the action and this Christmas found myself an ice cream maker and have fallen in love with creating new and exciting flavors for my clients. Some are walking the wild side with their wacky creations, including creating sundaes

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10 Things Wedding Guests Complain About…

No AC in the summer: While you might love the idea of getting hitched in that old church that doesn’t have air conditioning or an outdoor garden with no shade, sitting in the sweltering heat will only make your guests sweaty and miserable. Instead, try to find a compromise that will give you what you want without sacrificing your guests’ comfort, such as having the ceremony in a cool spot and taking photos in the other locations. The venues are too far apart: When your ceremony and reception are being held in two separate locations, be sure you don’t make them

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