Butternut Squash Succotash with Smoked Olive Oil

Adam said, “Many of us don’t know succotash except for Sylvester the Cat’s exclaiming ‘Suffering Succotash!’ back in the days of Looney Tunes.Actually, succotash has been around a lot longer than even Sylvester.An old Native American dish (its name derives from the Narragansett work for boiled corn kernels) the dish has come to mean any rustic bean-and-corn stew.Succotash colors look a lot like autumn, but its warming, hearty simplicity are perfect for deepest winter.”

Does local economic health = heart health?

Like you, I was sad to read that Dabbler’s, a store in West Concord, is going out of business. And I grieve that others in our surrounding communities may have to close too. I fear that newspapers as I know and love them, newsprint and all, are going away. My world, our community is changing, and my heart hurts.

Need BodyWork? Need Gifts?

IIn the spirit of the essay above, I managed to buttonhole these four bodyworkers in the store (and I know there are tons more excellent bodyworkers in the area, so accept my apology in advance!). The four below enthusiastically want to offer you, our customers (just mention Debra’s Natural Gourmet) 20% off an Introductory Session and 20% off Gift Certificates

Winter Wellness for Kids

Let me say right off the bat, there's almost nothing you could give an adult for a cold or flu that you couldn't also give a child.I mean, of course use your common sense, and adjust doses accordingly.But physiologically, once they're on to solid food, kids’ immune systems aren't that different from ours…

So why do kids get sick so much?First of all, their schools and preschools are perfect incubators for germs.Secondly, they tend to be immune to less than an older person, who has already been exposed to more.It's interesting to see how this plays out: kids in preschool get more colds than kids who stay at home.But by the time those kids all get into the 1st grade togethger, the numbers flip: kids who went to preschool, who already were exposed to more, get sick less than their classmates who never had that exposure in the first place.