PureJoyLivingFoods.com http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com Just eat it up! Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:27:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Berries Are For Good Eating! http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/berries-are-for-good-eating/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/berries-are-for-good-eating/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:12:45 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=51 Good-EatingSome of America’s most delectable confections owe their appeal to berries–which, thanks to their greater availability, may now be enjoyed for more than a month or two. All these fruit-filled desserts will be wonderful even when summer has slipped into fall.

Perhaps it’s the research that shows berries are high in the brain- and body-boosting antioxidants. Or the new cultivation techniques that now yield fruit from April to October. Whatever the reason, all of a sudden chefs around the country are brainstorming the berry.

At Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina, pastry chef Karen Barker likes to pair strawberries and rhubarb. But instead of making the delicious pie we all know, she blends the two ingredients to make the light dessert consomme she serves after dinner. Chef Cory Schreiber of Portland, Oregon’s Wildwood …

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Good-EatingSome of America’s most delectable confections owe their appeal to berries–which, thanks to their greater availability, may now be enjoyed for more than a month or two. All these fruit-filled desserts will be wonderful even when summer has slipped into fall.

Perhaps it’s the research that shows berries are high in the brain- and body-boosting antioxidants. Or the new cultivation techniques that now yield fruit from April to October. Whatever the reason, all of a sudden chefs around the country are brainstorming the berry.

At Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina, pastry chef Karen Barker likes to pair strawberries and rhubarb. But instead of making the delicious pie we all know, she blends the two ingredients to make the light dessert consomme she serves after dinner. Chef Cory Schreiber of Portland, Oregon’s Wildwood …

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Protect Your Skin, Or Face The Consequences http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/protect-your-skin-or-face-the-consequences/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/protect-your-skin-or-face-the-consequences/#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:02:37 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=46 Protect-Your-SkinWe love sunshine. A little bit of color, we think, won’t hurt us. Sunlight energizes our bodies and radiates a glow into our skin that we equate with health and living the good life. “Sunlight is essential to the health of your bones and your skin,” says Stephanie Tourles, a licensed aesthetician and author of Naturally Healthy Skin: Tips and Techniques for a Lifetime of Radiant Skin (Storey Publishing; 1999; $14.95). “The skin uses the sun’s rays to create vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium.” She also notes that small amounts of sun exposure can help heal eczema, psoriasis, and acne and help to make you “feel good all over.”

I have always thought that there is never a bad day spent at the beach. However, in 2000, some 1.3 …

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Protect-Your-SkinWe love sunshine. A little bit of color, we think, won’t hurt us. Sunlight energizes our bodies and radiates a glow into our skin that we equate with health and living the good life. “Sunlight is essential to the health of your bones and your skin,” says Stephanie Tourles, a licensed aesthetician and author of Naturally Healthy Skin: Tips and Techniques for a Lifetime of Radiant Skin (Storey Publishing; 1999; $14.95). “The skin uses the sun’s rays to create vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium.” She also notes that small amounts of sun exposure can help heal eczema, psoriasis, and acne and help to make you “feel good all over.”

I have always thought that there is never a bad day spent at the beach. However, in 2000, some 1.3 …

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Do Skin Tags Go Away? http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/do-skin-tags-go-away/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/do-skin-tags-go-away/#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:57:28 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=41 Skin-TagsMost people are familiar with the unflattering bits of skin that may crop up somewhere on their bodies known as skin tags. A single person can have anywhere from one to one hundred skin tags on their body at any given time. Babies, those who are overweight and the elderly are prime suspects for these flappy bits of skin. They tend to grow in places like the folds of your neck, under your breasts, in your armpits, the groin area and sometimes in the creases of your eyelids. They are generally small, not growing to more than 3mm in diameter and are harmless. They come in all shapes and sizes with some being long and skinny and others being stout and short. While there are several methods and products available to remove skin …

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Skin-TagsMost people are familiar with the unflattering bits of skin that may crop up somewhere on their bodies known as skin tags. A single person can have anywhere from one to one hundred skin tags on their body at any given time. Babies, those who are overweight and the elderly are prime suspects for these flappy bits of skin. They tend to grow in places like the folds of your neck, under your breasts, in your armpits, the groin area and sometimes in the creases of your eyelids. They are generally small, not growing to more than 3mm in diameter and are harmless. They come in all shapes and sizes with some being long and skinny and others being stout and short. While there are several methods and products available to remove skin …

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Good Cooking Always Takes Work http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/good-cooking-always-takes-work/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/good-cooking-always-takes-work/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:48:44 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=36 Good-CookingLately my walks through our woods and meadows have left me feeling disappointed. This year’s crop of wild fruits seems so meager that I fear the only jelly I will be making will be crabapple. It makes me long for the summers when my children were small and the wild raspberries that grew along the edge of the woods were so abundant their canes bent nearly to the ground. One warm day years ago, after the early-morning dew had dried, my daughter Sarah and I tied our berry baskets around our waists and set to picking the sun-ripened fruit; it was an education, for sure. When Sarah popped a berry into her mouth, I laughed at her puckered face. Clearly we would need to add more sugar than usual to this years …

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Good-CookingLately my walks through our woods and meadows have left me feeling disappointed. This year’s crop of wild fruits seems so meager that I fear the only jelly I will be making will be crabapple. It makes me long for the summers when my children were small and the wild raspberries that grew along the edge of the woods were so abundant their canes bent nearly to the ground. One warm day years ago, after the early-morning dew had dried, my daughter Sarah and I tied our berry baskets around our waists and set to picking the sun-ripened fruit; it was an education, for sure. When Sarah popped a berry into her mouth, I laughed at her puckered face. Clearly we would need to add more sugar than usual to this years …

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Textiles Become Collectors Items! http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/textiles-become-collectors-items/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/textiles-become-collectors-items/#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2015 17:28:52 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=31 TextilesTen years ago, the scope of collecting antique textiles demurely confined itself to pre-1900s quilts, samplers, hooked rugs, lace-edged linens, and other forms of needlework finery. Over the past decade, however, the field has expanded to not only include these old favorites but also 20th-century creations and manufactured items like printed tablecloths, velvet pincushions, beaded flapper dresses, and spools of thread. “The textile market seems to broaden every year,” confirms Linda Zukas, organizer of the thrice-yearly Sturbridge Vintage Fashion and Textile Show, in Sturbridge, Mass. “The constant influx of new material keeps the field incredibly vibrant and fun for collectors.”

Dealers tracking the trend report that demand for 20th-century items–particularly 1940s and ’50s tablecloths, aprons, upholstery fabric, and the like–is driven mainly by nostalgia and is closely linked to the current popularity of …

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TextilesTen years ago, the scope of collecting antique textiles demurely confined itself to pre-1900s quilts, samplers, hooked rugs, lace-edged linens, and other forms of needlework finery. Over the past decade, however, the field has expanded to not only include these old favorites but also 20th-century creations and manufactured items like printed tablecloths, velvet pincushions, beaded flapper dresses, and spools of thread. “The textile market seems to broaden every year,” confirms Linda Zukas, organizer of the thrice-yearly Sturbridge Vintage Fashion and Textile Show, in Sturbridge, Mass. “The constant influx of new material keeps the field incredibly vibrant and fun for collectors.”

Dealers tracking the trend report that demand for 20th-century items–particularly 1940s and ’50s tablecloths, aprons, upholstery fabric, and the like–is driven mainly by nostalgia and is closely linked to the current popularity of …

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Exploring The “Napa Of The East” http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/exploring-the-napa-of-the-east/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/exploring-the-napa-of-the-east/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:12:53 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=25 Napa-Of-The-EastSeveral strains of the 21 varieties of apples grown at Prospect Hill date to 1817, as does John and Judy Clarke’s caring work ethic. Hours of effort in the orchards paired with weekly trips to New York City’s green markets, where the family sells fresh apples, home-baked muffins, and cider, combined with an extensive U-pick operation at home, keep John, Judy, and their kids, Pam and Brad, busy. Brad tends new groves of peaches and cherries, pears and apricots. John and Judy work to develop low-spray maintenance programs that are a giant step toward organic certification, a r rarity among fruit orchards. “We’re supporting our growing families off one busy orchard,” notes John this face sunburned from outdoor work. “Together we’re holding back housing developers and keeping a Hudson valley tradition alive.”

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Napa-Of-The-EastSeveral strains of the 21 varieties of apples grown at Prospect Hill date to 1817, as does John and Judy Clarke’s caring work ethic. Hours of effort in the orchards paired with weekly trips to New York City’s green markets, where the family sells fresh apples, home-baked muffins, and cider, combined with an extensive U-pick operation at home, keep John, Judy, and their kids, Pam and Brad, busy. Brad tends new groves of peaches and cherries, pears and apricots. John and Judy work to develop low-spray maintenance programs that are a giant step toward organic certification, a r rarity among fruit orchards. “We’re supporting our growing families off one busy orchard,” notes John this face sunburned from outdoor work. “Together we’re holding back housing developers and keeping a Hudson valley tradition alive.”

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Recipes That Take From The Harvest http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/recipes-that-take-from-the-harvest/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/recipes-that-take-from-the-harvest/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:02:21 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=20 sandwichWhen we encounter a tree dripping, fruit straight from hand to mouth is almost as irresistible as our desire to fill a bushel basket. The popular autumn harvest long ago evolved into a celebration, marking the end of a prosperous planting season while providing enough sweet fruit for the duration of a long winter to come. Even for commercial purposes, apples are still picked by hand, just as they were hundreds of years ago. Orchards like these at Maple Lawn Farms, in New Park, Pa., offer guests firsthand harvesting experience, a chance to fill their own crates, baskets, or bags. Here the fields flourish with antique varieties like the ‘Bisby Red’ featured on these pages, as well as newer types, like ‘Empire’, ‘Jonnee’, and ‘MacSpur’. The stresses of the week seem a world …

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sandwichWhen we encounter a tree dripping, fruit straight from hand to mouth is almost as irresistible as our desire to fill a bushel basket. The popular autumn harvest long ago evolved into a celebration, marking the end of a prosperous planting season while providing enough sweet fruit for the duration of a long winter to come. Even for commercial purposes, apples are still picked by hand, just as they were hundreds of years ago. Orchards like these at Maple Lawn Farms, in New Park, Pa., offer guests firsthand harvesting experience, a chance to fill their own crates, baskets, or bags. Here the fields flourish with antique varieties like the ‘Bisby Red’ featured on these pages, as well as newer types, like ‘Empire’, ‘Jonnee’, and ‘MacSpur’. The stresses of the week seem a world …

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Staying Warm Takes The Right Fabric http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/staying-warm-takes-the-right-fabric/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/staying-warm-takes-the-right-fabric/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:50:19 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=15 Right-FabricFollow our guide for the ultimate in head-to-toe comfort, fashion and function this winter.

Remember bundling up for winter–only to look (and feel) like a giant marshmallow? Nowadays staying warm, dry, and comfortable is as simple as puffing on the latest (and greatest) in high-tech, low-bulk gear. Don’t worry: This simply translates to clothing and footwear made from fabrics that wick moisture away from the skin while letting the wind and wet nowhere near your body. Like those available here.

Wearing clothing that performs will give you the freedom to get outside and pursue your favorite activity, whether it’s taking a family ski vacation or walking to your neighborhood’s newest hot spot. And with warm fingers and toes (and everything in between), you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite activities longer. Here’s how …

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Right-FabricFollow our guide for the ultimate in head-to-toe comfort, fashion and function this winter.

Remember bundling up for winter–only to look (and feel) like a giant marshmallow? Nowadays staying warm, dry, and comfortable is as simple as puffing on the latest (and greatest) in high-tech, low-bulk gear. Don’t worry: This simply translates to clothing and footwear made from fabrics that wick moisture away from the skin while letting the wind and wet nowhere near your body. Like those available here.

Wearing clothing that performs will give you the freedom to get outside and pursue your favorite activity, whether it’s taking a family ski vacation or walking to your neighborhood’s newest hot spot. And with warm fingers and toes (and everything in between), you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite activities longer. Here’s how to dress for success when facing the elements:

stop the wind and water. Don’t let snow, sleet, or rain prevent you from snowshoeing, mountain biking, or walking in the woods. For the ultimate in head-to-toe warmth and dryness, look for hats, gloves, apparel and footwear with the GORE-TEX[R] membrane. With 9 billion tiny pores per square inch–each pore is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet–water and wind don’t stand a chance of passing through to the skin. And yet GORE-TEX[R] fabric is highly breathable: These same minuscule openings allow your body’s perspiration to escape, so you don’t get clammy and uncomfortable. (See gore-tex.com for more info on products and how this technology works.)

opt for easy care. Free time is at a premium. Who wants to spend their Saturday doing high-maintenance laundry or running up bills at the dry cleaners? Look for performance garments like GORE-TEX[R] outerwear. They can be tossed in the washing machine and tumbled dry warm. In fact, washing and drying renews their repellency. And that leaves you more time for hitting the cross-country trails or making a snowman with your children.

opt for fashion with functionality. It’s not stylish to show up anywhere sopping wet. The best fashion houses understand the need for clothing that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, so they’ve started adding GORE-TEX[R] fabrics to their clothing lines. So now you can walk down the rainy streets of Seattle or ski the blustery slopes of Vermont feeling prepared to face the elements.

With a relentless dedication to quality, combined with constant innovation and high-performance standards, you can be assured that the selection of a GORE-TEX[R] product is an investment in comfort.

Keep Your Skin Soft, Too!

While slushy sidewalks and higher heating bills may remain everyday winter concerns, dry, itchy skin doesn’t have to. With a little understanding of what happens when the seasons change–along with some extra TLC–now you can make sure your skin stays luxuriously soft.

That “parched-Sahara” look and feel come when the harsh elements, cold temps, and lower humidity sap the skin’s moisture. Add to that the cranked-up thermostats in our homes and you have a recipe for skin that needs relief.

With a few small changes, your skin can be soft all day. The most important place to start is with your cleansing routine: Reach for a nourishing, gentle body wash that will act as an ally to your skin. (Harsh, irritating ingredients will only conspire to strip your natural protective oils.) Because it’s so mild and gentle, Aveeno [R] Skin Relief Body Wash earns accolades from dermatologists. (It’s also fragrance-, soap-, and dye-free, so it’s sensitive-skin-friendly, too.) Made with oatmeal–it provides a wealth of natural sustenance for the skin. That key ingredient has long been prized as a natural exfoliant, skin soother, and dry-skin reliever.

Once you’ve chosen a gentle, natural cleanser, you’re well on your way to soft, supple skin. But be sure to take in this additional expert advice for weatherproofing your skin:

conserve water–and your skin. Hot water–though it may take the chill off–can strip the protective oils from your skin. It’s best to lather up in a warm bath or shower (dermatologists recommend limiting your time in the tub or shower to three minutes, and bathing only once a day, if possible).

avoid the scrub, Just as you want to think gentle when it comes to products, think gentle when applying them to your skin. Overscrubbing can wash away the skin’s protective oils. If necessary, use a loofah, but only on rough areas like elbows, knees, and feet, to buff away dry, flaky skin and rough patches.

make “moisturize” your mantra. The best time to apply body lotion is immediately after a shower or bath, while you’re still damp. If you’re using a product like Aveeno [R] Skin Relief Body Wash, you won’t need to moisturize: Gentle emollients are built into the wash, making it do double duty as a moisturizer. (And by opting for a body wash with a built-in moisturizer, you knock a step off your beauty regimen, which means more time for you in the morning.)

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Recycle For Your Childrens’ Sake! http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/recycle-for-your-childrens-sake/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/recycle-for-your-childrens-sake/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 04:29:03 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=10 Recycle-bagsIN THE CHILL DARKNESS OF AN AUTUMN NIGHT, A PICKUP TRUCK PULLS OVER TO THE CURB OF a side street. Caught in the glare of its headlights, piles of
black plastic trash bags await early-morning collection. A woman darts from the small truck, gives the bags an exploratory pat, and begins tossing them into the bed of her vehicle. Two, five, nine; they’re all loaded up and the truck moves on, helping my mission.

Turning the corner, another mound of bags catches her eye. The Leaf Thief strikes again. Alighting from the truck she’s arranging the new bags in the back of the pickup when an elderly man, out walking his dog, tips his hat in greeting.
I’ve been caught; my cover is blown. I wave nonchalantly and say hello.
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Recycle-bagsIN THE CHILL DARKNESS OF AN AUTUMN NIGHT, A PICKUP TRUCK PULLS OVER TO THE CURB OF a side street. Caught in the glare of its headlights, piles of
black plastic trash bags await early-morning collection. A woman darts from the small truck, gives the bags an exploratory pat, and begins tossing them into the bed of her vehicle. Two, five, nine; they’re all loaded up and the truck moves on, helping my mission.

Turning the corner, another mound of bags catches her eye. The Leaf Thief strikes again. Alighting from the truck she’s arranging the new bags in the back of the pickup when an elderly man, out walking his dog, tips his hat in greeting.
I’ve been caught; my cover is blown. I wave nonchalantly and say hello.
He wants …

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Great Travel Comes By Rail http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/great-travel-comes-by-rail/ http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/great-travel-comes-by-rail/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:03:46 +0000 http://www.purejoylivingfoods.com/?p=5 Travel--RailLast spring, was led through Hope, Hell’s Gate, and the Jaws of Death all in the span of eight hours. I’m not looking for sympathy. This was a journey I had long looked forward to making, and for the duration of my trip I enjoyed pleasant company, three-course meals, fine regional wines, and the comfort of a well-padded reclining chair. In fact, I emerged from the experience feeling more relaxed and refreshed than I had felt in weeks. Credit for my contentment lay, as it so often does when one is traveling a long distance, with my chosen mode of transportation–in this case, a glass-domed, double-decker coach on the Rocky Mountaineer. As it makes its way from Pacific Central Station in the sea-level city of Vancouver, British Columbia, through the fertile Fraser River …

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Travel--RailLast spring, was led through Hope, Hell’s Gate, and the Jaws of Death all in the span of eight hours. I’m not looking for sympathy. This was a journey I had long looked forward to making, and for the duration of my trip I enjoyed pleasant company, three-course meals, fine regional wines, and the comfort of a well-padded reclining chair. In fact, I emerged from the experience feeling more relaxed and refreshed than I had felt in weeks. Credit for my contentment lay, as it so often does when one is traveling a long distance, with my chosen mode of transportation–in this case, a glass-domed, double-decker coach on the Rocky Mountaineer. As it makes its way from Pacific Central Station in the sea-level city of Vancouver, British Columbia, through the fertile Fraser River …

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