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    Great ways to eat Chia seeds

     Chia Seeds: Healthy or Hype?


    Dried fruit and oat cookies

    While the bounty of summer fruits has ended, dried fruits offer a healthy alternative and are a good choice when fresh fruits aren’t available. Dried fruits are devoid of the water content that is so characteristic of fruits. Fruits are dried by drawing out the water content, either by sun-drying or using specialized machines. Once in their dried phase, the fruits can be stored for a longer period of time and continue to provide basic nutrients. Some of the most common dried fruits are apricots, raisins, plums, dates, prunes, cranberries, blueberries and figs.


    Hops into spring (or is it ‘spring into hops’?)

    In this week’s Think Beer…Drink Beer, columnist Tim Patton looks at ways to help urban gardeners grow hops, an essential ingredient in many popular brews.