Yummy Cranberry Recipes from The Osthoff Resort

Here are a few of the amazing recipes I cooked up at L’ecole de la Maison, The Osthoff Resort’s fabulous cooking school, and wrote about in my travel article about Wisconsin http://www.tidewaterwomen.com/travel/midwest-us/wisconsin-passionate-proud. Our cooking class showcased cranberries, which are a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients, and we loved what we…
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December Desserts

Just in time for the holidays, I came across these heart-healthy dessert recipes. Enjoy! Crunchy Pumpkin Pie This pie uses only a small amount of oil in the crust and skim milk in the filling to make it heart-healthy. For the pie crust: 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/4 cup…
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Revving Up

I feel good, thanks in large part to a strange sounding practice called fartlek. It means “speed play” in Swedish, and it’s a form of conditioning exercise that uses interval training (jogging, in my case), fast walking, and sprinting, which stimulates aerobic energy. I didn’t know it had a name…
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The Natural Life of Bees

When most of us first learned about the birds and the bees we were given the barest buzz of the whole winged story. It seems that these loyal and hardworking furry creatures are dying (literally) to teach us more about the need for open fields, plant species survival, economics, and…
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Celebrate Luxurious Food Choices

 It’s time to channel your inner hedonist, the one who eats a few bites of naturally exquisite food just because it beckons, while her strict alter ego plans a rigorous exercise regimen. Maybe you’re familiar with the strident voice that says, “As you age, metabolism slows down.” “Swimsuit season is…
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Some of My Favorite Things

Do you feel more vital during the month you were born? When I was brought home from the hospital in February forty-some years ago, my father pulled my mother and me on a toboggan through a foot of New England’s finest to get to the front door. I think these…
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Think Locally, Act Globally

If sharing and sustaining natural resources are the surest avenues toward peace, then supporting the precious variety of wealth from around the globe might also be wise. In the West we’re discovering many indigenous harvests like super antioxidant goji berries from Tibet; or amla, the Indian gooseberry with it’s potent,…
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