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Fruit Infused Spa Water

Fruit-Infused Spa Water

Keeping the body hydrated is essential to staying healthy as well as for maintaining the moisture level in your skin – important for looking fresh and healthy! If you find you easily get bored of water, then there’s a better way to quench your thirst: infused waters. They make staying hydrated easy. Think beyond the […]

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer's Market

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer’s Market

I shop regularly, actually daily, but it’s sticky hot this summer in Hamburg and so I’m finding it hard to keep things like tomatoes fresh. Despite the inordinate indoor temperature, there are a few food items that we should avoid exposing to frigid temperatures. Many think, food should be kept well chilled to increase its […]

German vs American Flour Equivalents

This is something that has continued to confuse me for years now. What is the difference between flour type 505 versus 1050 and all those other numbers in between? I understand that some flours (such as wheat and spelt) contain gluten. Gluten being the protein that forms when wheat flour and water are mixed together […]

Antioxidant rich berries, blueberries, strawberries

Antioxidants vs Free Radicals

The science is clear: plant-based foods are good for you — the dietary superstars. But what’s all this talk about antioxidants? I think we have all heard claims on how important they are for maintaining youth, vitality, and health and so on. But what does it all mean? WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? Antioxidants are compounds that […]

10 Cucumber Tips and Tricks

Cucumbers are hugely underrated. Not only do they taste great, but with 95% water content they are amazingly hydrating­­—helping flush away toxins from your body. They also a number of other health benefits and other useful purposes. BENEFITS: • High in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, […]