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The Wabi Sabi of Artisan Bread
Wabi sabi (侘寂) is a world view rooted in Zen Buddhism that believes that life is made of three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Thus, this philosophy proposes that...
What exactly went wrong with wheat and other staple foods?
What Went Wrong With Wheat – Is This Staple Grain Making Us Sick?
With a whopping one in seven adults suffering some degree of sensitivity to wheat, many have explored the factors behind this dietary dilemma and what went wrong with wheat. While some believe it is the...
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Canadian Maple Syrup: Is This Iconic Natural Sweetener Running Low?
Native American oral tradition has it that maple syrup was an accidental discovery. While hunting, an Iroquois Indian Chief stuck his axe on a maple tree, causing a clear liquid flow out. Since he needed...
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Is Bee Theft Contributing to the Decline in the Honeybee Population?
The honey bee population is on the decline, and maybe not just from mites, disease and environmental toxins. The grocery chain store Giant is missing 60,000 bees from its headquarters in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The bees...
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Spirulina-Enriched Blue Beer
Craft beers have become increasingly popular in recent years and come in a range of flavors, colors, and styles. Consumers have more options than they have ever had before. The new kid on the block...
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Kitchen Phobias – Does Fear Affect Your Food?
While for some people the kitchen can be a place of delight and enjoyment, for others it can be the most frightening corner of the house. In the face of ready-to-use ingredients, sharp knives and...
Five Traditional Dishes to Eat During the Chinese New Year to Bring You Good Luck and Prosperity
This Lunar New Year, taking place today, will celebrate the Year of the Tiger, so invoke good luck and fortune with these traditional and delicious Chinese dishes: DumplingsThis Chinese staple is a traditional must-eat food...
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Keeping a Sharp View: 6 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight
While we generally regard modern technology as a good thing that has advanced our civilization, it does its fair share of damage. Our eyes, in particular, are being stressed almost constantly with the prevalence of...
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Experts Skeptical of Beijing’s Claim That 1st Local Omicron Case Came From Canada
China health authorities have said that the first case of Omicron in Beijing may have been transmitted via a parcel mailed from Canada — a claim that Canadian experts said has no scientific grounding.  Pang...