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The Love of Chocolate

Published February 14th, 2021

Excerpt from Our Journey with Food ©2015, 2018Revised 2/2021

 

By Tammera Karr PhD

The cacao tree, aptly named Theobroma cacao, by the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. The cacao tree only grows within twenty degrees of the equator in the tropics’ damp conditions. Once mature, the tree will produce small, white flowers that can [...]

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Invasion of the Kitchen Gadgets

Published January 28th, 2021

By Tammera J Karr PhD

 

What are your must-have gizmos, gadget, tool, or appliance in your home or RV kitchen?

This question had come before me frequently of late and got me thinking about all the tools we have available today, designed for one form or another of food preparation. It is quite overwhelming [...]

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Get the Most from a Whole Chicken

Published January 5th, 2021

By Tammera J. Karr PhD, BCHN®

©2021

Chicken is, without a doubt, one of the most common protein sources sought out in the world today. It can be fresh from the yard to dipped and drizzled after a hot oil fry. We seek chicken out for sandwiches, salads, soup, and roasting. Either everything is listed [...]

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Hope Fuels an Appreciation

Published December 30th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

We are within hours of what could be the end of the most devastating year of the 21st century. Interestingly these may be the same thoughts of those who passed through the 1918 Spanish Influenza or the black plague of the 14th century as the new year approached. With twenty-twenty [...]

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Resiliency in Challenging Times

Published May 29th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, CNW, CGP

Our grocery stores have changed a lot over the last 20 years. Gone in many areas are the local specialty grocers like seen in films from the 1950s, replaced by mega Walmarts or warehouse stores. The hardest part about this change is the overwhelming volume of food [...]

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Putten On the Green

Published May 24th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, CGP, CNW

St. Patrick’s day and many other hallmark holidays may feel like frivolous events to celebrate – but it is during times of high stress and fear that the perfect prescription is a “Lightening of the Mood with a Wee Measure of Frivolous.” In truth, life goes on; [...]

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Foods for Health

Published May 21st, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN, CGP, CNW

Cultures throughout the ages have celebrated the return of spring after a long, harsh winter by eating the first new greens available. Native Americans took advantage of fresh, wild plants to supplement their winter diets of dried foods; foraging in woodlands or near streams could bring in [...]

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Taking Out the Trash ~ Real Food

Published February 24th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr

The 21st century has presented us with more than one challenger to our health. How can it be that what is seemingly innocent or benign factors could be the cause of so many health problems? Modern innovation has provided us with countless tools and conveniences that make our jobs and lives [...]

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Old Fashioned Bone Broths Still the Best.

Published January 9th, 2020

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Over the years, I have tried a number of broth mixes for convenience, but they all fall flat compared to the hearty rich and nourishing broths made by my mother and others back in the day.

“Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. “Indeed, stock is [...]

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New Season and New Foods for Health

Published November 14th, 2019

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

Fall surprised us all with a venture into winter earlier than anticipated, not only are the trees turning a crayon box of colors, the farm stands, and markets are bursting with hearty calorie-dense foods and savory immune-supporting roots. Fall is often our favorite time of year, and it [...]

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