Black currants have four times more Vitamin C than oranges. In fact, during World War II, the British government provided black currant syrup for free to English children to prevent scurvy. Braised Turkey Thighs With Currants (Makes Six Servings) 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 turkey …Read More
Sage has been held in high regard for its culinary and medicinal properties. Its scientific name is derived from the Latin word “salver” which means “to be saved.” Some studies show that this herb may be helpful as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
There is a lot of conversation these days about juicing. The hype can range from the perfect weight loss solution to an elixir that remedies all maladies. Like most things health related, there is no magic bullet for anything. Health is built on a foundation of good habits sustained over time. So how does juicing …Read More
Basil is reputed to improve the immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems. The flavonoids present act as antioxidants to protect the body’s cells from oxygen-based damage. Valuable oils present in basil act as an antibacterial protector for cells. The carotenoids in basil may also have some protection for the cells from free radical damage.
Strawberries are a fruit which have grown wild for centuries and were first cultivated in the 13th century. The Romans valued strawberries for their therapeutic powers for everything from loose teeth to gastritis. Chilled Strawberry Soup (Makes Four Servings) 1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup plain yogurt, …Read More
Swiss chard is a good source of fiber. It is considered a “cruciferous” or “cross bearing” vegetable as it flowers in the shape of a cross. Swiss Chard With Cannellini Beans & Caramelized Onions (Makes Four Servings) 1 pound Swiss chard 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar …Read More
There are many different paths to being well. At Colchester Family Practice, we believe in supporting our patients, our staff, and our community in our individual and collective efforts to journey along the road to wellness. We are ‘Aiming for Wellness’: wellness for each of us and especially for the next generation. This means helping …Read More
Tarragon Chicken (Makes Six Servings) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast In a small bowl combine the oil, parsley, tarragon, pepper, lemon juice and wine. Pour over chicken …Read More