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Old-Fashioned Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

This Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp has a crunchy, buttery oat topping to complement the tangy filling.  Serve it warm with ice cream. **And we now carry Kenosee Creamery ice cream at Harmony Health Clinic.   Made locally at Kenosee Lake, this ice cream is made with minimal ingredients and is truly AMAZING!!! Ingredients Filling 2 pounds rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided (Big B honey can be substituted for the sugar) 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Topping 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 3 tablespoons canola oil...

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Roasted Honey-Dijon Salmon with Spring Vegetables

This is a refreshing light take on salmon, with a focus on seasonal spring veggies.  Ingredients 2 bunches red radishes, ends trimmed 1 bunch thin carrots, ends trimmed, halved crosswise 1 large shallot, sliced lengthwise 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 (1 1/2-pound) side of salmon, skin removed 8 ounces fresh sugar snap peas, strings removed, halved lengthwise 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed 1/2 cup fresh mint and/or fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, for serving Lemon wedges, for serving Directions Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut radishes in half; quarter any large radishes. Combine radishes, carrots,...

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Garden planning - repel mosquitoes this summer with these plants

This spring and summer surround yourself with some of these plants that have natural bug repellent properties.  Once planted you you can crush to release their oils, rub on your skin as a natural repellant (simply having these plants growing in the garden won't be enough to send your tormentors packing),  or throw a few sprigs on the grill to emit a fragrant smoke that will chase the  mosquitoes away.Some of these plants have fragrant foliage that have been known, either anecdotally or scientifically, to repel mosquitoes and other bothersome insects. Some are herbs with multiple uses, making them useful in both the garden and the kitchen.  So get to planting, and you just might be able to get some...

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Healthier alternatives to Ozempic

Ozempic, the wonder weight loss drug, has seen some bad press recently with reports of pancreatitis, muscle wasting and gastric paralysis becoming a common side effect, with many more starting to show up as well. There is no free lunch (pun intended) and it was only a matter of time before we started to see some of the dangers of this drug. Ozempic (semaglutide) is a once-weekly injection, acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist, that selectively binds to and activates the GLP-1 receptor. This binding prompts the pancreas to release insulin in response to elevated blood sugar levels and  In  layman's terms, Ozempic works by mimicking a hormone that tells the brain you're full, and by slowing digestion to help...

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Sun-Dried Tomato Garlic Olive Oil Dip

Ingredients 1 jar (8 ounce)  oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (Julienne cut makes it a bit easier) 1-2 cloves garlic, grated 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon smoked or regular paprika 1-2 teaspoons chili flakes 1/2 cup grated parmesan fresh basil, for serving Instructions Drain the oil from the sun-dried tomato jar into a small saucepan, you should have 1/2 cup oil.  Chop 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes and mix into the oil. Add the garlic, shallot, oregano, thyme, paprika and chili flakes.  Over low heat and simmer until warm, 5 minutes.  Add the parmesan to a bowl and pour the hot oil over the cheese. Top with basil. Enjoy with bread (gluten-free or...

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