Anise (or Fennel) Seeds

Have you ever wondered about the difference between anise and fennel? I know I have—especially when you look at the seeds. They look and taste very similar, but they come from entirely different plants. Let’s start with anise, which presents us with even more confusion. Anise seeds , or pimpinella…

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Aloe Vera

Tis the season… for sunburns! We all know that aloe is great for any kind of burn, including sunburn. It’s soothing for bug bites and basically any skin irritation. That’s why it’s called “The First Aid Plant.” Fresh is best, so buy a little plant to keep in your home. They’re…

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Beet Juice

I used to have a juicer, but no longer. However, it’s on my wish list. This is my daughter, Rebecca’s recipe. She recommends using tart apples in this one, since the beets and carrots are already sweet.

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Lemon Mint Lassi

A lassi is a simple Indian beverage made with yogurt. It’s usually served before or after a meal, to help with digestion. It is traditionally served at room temperature, although in the US it’s normally served over ice. Some are thick like a smoothie, but a thinner version is more authentic.…

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