Posted in December 2013

Detoxify with bitter melon

Detoxify with bitter melon

As another season of delicious excess draws to a close, it’s time to think about starting fresh in the New Year. Practitioners of Ayurveda — an ancient Indian system of health that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and other healthful lifestyle choices — believe that bitter foods, such as bitter melon, detoxify the body and aid digestion. … Continue reading

Grab a Buddha’s Hand

Grab a Buddha’s Hand

Fragrant Asian citrus can be candied, tossed in salads or stir-fried Sightings of a bizarre new citrus flew through the local Twitter-verse last month. What to make of the Buddha’s Hand with its lemon-yellow fingers, some downright creepy, beckoning from the produce section? After an initial batch from Colombia, the current crop of Buddha’s Hand … Continue reading