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If you watch a lot of cooking programs, you’ve probably seen chefs using a vegetable known as fennel.  Fennel is a flowering plant that is part of the carrot family.  The f  Read More


As we head into the last few days of February, if you’re like me you may be getting impatient for gardening season and the taste of veggies grown locally or in your own back yard.  To ho  Read More


February is Cherry Month.  These small fruits are part of the stone fruit family, which also include other popular varieties like peaches, plums, and apricots.  Cherries are excellent   Read More


February is American Heart Month.  According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number 1 killer in women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  That’s a good reason to take good care of your  Read More


February 8th marks the Chinese New Year and this year is the Year of the Monkey Celebrating this holiday involves certain foods for their symbolic meaning, these foods are believed to bring   Read More


As I write this blog, my area is bracing for the first winter storm of the season.  Truth be told, I was hoping we’d completely avoid the white stuff this year, but it looks like Mother Nature h  Read More


One of the few things I do like about the winter season is the fact that citrus fruit is at the peak of flavor and so plentiful.  A personal favorite is the grapefruit.  Ever since I was  Read More


During the winter months we rely heavily on root veggies as a fresh vegetable.  One root veggie that is nutritious, delicious, and versatile is the turnip.  Turnips can be eaten both raw and cooked and come in ma  Read More


January is National Dried Plum Breakfast Month.  Dried Plums, also known as prunes, are commonly eaten in the morning.  They are added to cereals and many breakfast pastries like Danish and sticky buns.  Dri  Read More


As we round out another year, we look ahead to 2016.  A new year means new trends for the food and nutrition industry–what’s in, what’s out and what does any of this mean to you?  Earlier this fall, U.S.  Read More

Janet Skibicki's Bio

Janet Skibicki is a working stepmother of teenage twins. Until her mid-30's, she was able to easily work in exercise and healthy eating. Now married with kids, she's found it harder to stay on track with her fitness regime, while trying to instill healthy habits into her family’s daily routine. Janet and h


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