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Why do we wear “red poppies” on Memorial Day?

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In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem: We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day […]

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This dessert is “easy and delicious” to make for your Memorial Day picnic!

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Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake Calories: 98 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 3.6 g • Carb: 10.5 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Sugar: 7.6 g Sodium: 29.5 mg Ingredients: 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar […]

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Do you need a potato salad recipe for Memorial Day?

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Red Potato Salad – serves 6 2 pounds new potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup parsley, roughly chopped, divided 1/3 cup plus garnish 1/2 cup green onions, chopped, divided 1/3 cup plus garnish 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, […]

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How much sugar should you have each day?

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There are things you really need to know about the health effects of too much added sugar. Every day, the average American consumes almost three times more sugar than is That adds up to an average of 66 pounds of added sugar each year. Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar over […]

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Let Us Tell You About Our Favorite Grocery Store..

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Michele Shean, her daughter Erica and the staff are there to help you learn about our local organic produce. They are friendly and take the time to answer your questions. When you start shopping there, you become like one of the family. Virginia Garden is an independent, locally-owned and operated market founded in 1987 by […]

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How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you really need?

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You should get 2-3 servings of fruit per day and 3 – 5 servings of vegetables every day. Five servings translate to about 1 cup of fruit and 1 1/2 cups of vegetables every day. We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but how do we go about getting five servings every […]

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Do you snack after dinner?

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What you snack on can help you or it can hurt you. Frequently people will ask me if “Is it okay to snack after dinner?” There are many who believe that it’s NOT good to snack after dinner because it will just turn to fat. This rule can not be imposed on everyone. Everyone’s body […]

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Do you know what fruits and vegetables are in season for the month of May?

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These fruits and vegetables are currently in season for the month of May. Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Endive, Kale, Leaf Lettuce, Leeks, May Peas, Onions, Radishes, Spinach, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Crabmeat, Gray Trout, Scallops, Softshell Crabs (late May), Tuna (NC); peonies, sweet pea, calla lily, asiatic lily, nigella, foxglove, roses You can find […]

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What are some benefits to eating strawberries?

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Studies consistently show that kids are not getting the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. But, red, sweet, juicy strawberries are one healthy fruit that you won’t have any trouble getting your child to eat. Strawberries are one of America’s most loved fruits, with the average American consuming 8 pounds per year. A cup of […]

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3 Diet Myths Debunked

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3 Diet Myths Debunked Myth: Grain products such as bread, pasta, and rice are fattening. I should avoid them when trying to lose weight. Fact: A grain product is any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or another cereal grain. Grains are divided into two subgroups, whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains […]

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