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Curt Griffing

Can We Out Smart Our Instincts?

Our instincts are the body’s natural way to protect us from harm inside and out. If we get too close to a fire we pull away because our instincts kick in to protect us. When we are cold in our sleep we will reach for the covers without thinking. If we were to climb a tall tree we would not let go due to our life saving instincts. Even with every day tasks like driving a car our instincts are constantly at work. Daily our instincts are protecting us from harm, yet when it comes to our food choices our...

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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall = Oranges, Melons, Berries and Grapes

The days are getting longer and you can feel that change is not too far off; I always look forward to the end of February because of the signs of spring. I enjoy watching for the crocuses as they push their way out of the soil and sometimes through the snow as the warmth of the sun starts hitting the ground.You can even feel this special warmth against your face during the mid-day sun even though it’s February. I look forward to the days when a coat is something you might or might not decide to wear and not a...

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How to choose Organic Oranges

During these winter month’s citrus fruit is in season and commonly available, They are great for eating by hand or juicing, because they are a popular winter fruit. I want share with you some tips for selecting, storing, handling and eating these orange colored delights.  Oranges are available year round, but I have found that in winter months, navel and blood oranges seem to be the most common. Valencia’s start showing their best face between February through May. Valencia oranges may have a few seeds and their skin is often a little thinner than the skin of the navel orange...

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January Raw

It's almost the middle of January and the temperature has been hovering close to 50 degrees We are being teased by Mother Nature, less than a week ago we had subzero temps and now this. Is this the January thaw or are higher temps on the way?  Believe me I'm not complaining, I love these warmer winter days. I wish the whole winter could be like this but I know we are not out of the woods yet as far as cold weather is concerned.  Speaking of cold, I always get asked " Curt, don't you get super cold eating...

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