Açaí: The Amazing Amazonian Scam Berry

Okay, so here’s the deal: there’s this berry called the açaí berry, it grows on palm trees in the Amazon basin, and if somebody hasn’t already tried to convince you that it’ll help you melt away the pounds, cleanse your colon, energize you, and/or supercharge your sex life, you probably haven’t turned on your television, opened your e-mail, or even glanced at a newspaper in the last six months.

So does it actually do all that?  Uh… no.

The Green Organic Potato Salad

I love this recipe by Amanda.  The website, “WhatsCookingAmerica.net” has wonderful information about potatoes such as archaeologists working in Peru and Chile found potato remains dating back to 500 B.C.E.  The Incas of Peru not only grew and ate potatoes, but buried them with their dead, so revered were they.  Potatoes were also dried and carried on journeys to eat on the way or make into stew.  Each year, I look forward to the new crop of yellow potatoes and love the purple ones too!