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Grilled Michigan Peaches with Lavender Honey and Goat Cheese {Video}

Michigan peaches are in season from July to September. This recipe, courtesy of Eurest Services, is a delicious and healthy idea for a grilled summertime dessert. Here’s a look at how it’s done: Grilled Peaches with Lavender Honey and Goat Cheese Serves:…


The Ripe Stuff: How to Tell if Produce is Ready to Eat

With fruits and vegetables like blueberries, apples, cabbage and tomatoes in season in Michigan during the summer, cooking fresh and healthy meals and snacks has never been easier. But when you’re at the grocery store or farmers market, how can…


4 Hidden Gems in Michigan’s State Parks

Michigan is home to some of nature’s most beautiful and breathtaking sights. There’s hundreds of trails within Michigan’s state and national parks, each with gorgeous scenery and the stuff that “Pure Michigan” commercials are made of. Considering a hiking, backpacking,…



Is Celery the Next “It” Vegetable?

Celery is one of those vegetables that doesn’t get too much buzz around it. Unlike Brussels sprouts or kale, both of which have become superstar veggies lately, celery just keeps going about its business without much fanfare. But the truth…


Making Sure No Kid Goes Hungry in Southeast Michigan this Summer

Far too many kiddos in the greater Detroit area miss healthy meals every day while they’re on summer break. That’s why a huge network of Michigan companies, schools and recreation centers are working together to make sure no kid goes hungry in Southeast Michigan. The…

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Gardening Problems? 5 Tips to Keep Your Plants Happy

Summer is the season of the harvest. These beautiful months are when we Michiganders enjoy stunning weather, boat rides on our (many) lakes, and fresh local produce. Getting your hands on local produce doesn’t have to mean a trip to…

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Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Summer is flying by and soon it will be time for kids to swap summer activities for homework. With a new school year approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of new ways to integrate healthier foods into the…

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Nurtured By Mother Nature: Time to Try Aromatherapy

We can all agree that getting sick or feeling weak is the worst. Whether it’s a cold or sore muscles, it’s just not pleasant. The first thing we tend to run for is the ibuprofen or the cold medicine, but…

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If You Miss the Man, You Owe it to Yourself to See ‘Ernie’

Admit it. You miss him. You miss his enthusiasm, his grace, his stories, his voice. You miss the phrases that rolled off his tongue for four decades of summers – “Looooong gone!” and “He stood there like the house by…

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