Month: September 2021

Multi-Sensory Eating

Did you know that we begin to digest our food before the first bite ever even touches our lips? Using our senses to cook and eat our meals triggers an enzymatic response in our bodies to get ready to eat. This means that our bodies use our food more efficiently as fuel as well as […]

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Virginia Farm Flavors: Burgess Buttercup Squash

Have you met the Burgess Buttercup squash yet? If you haven’t, you should. With a beautiful blend of flavors reminiscent of a blend between pumpkin and sweet potatoes, the Burgess Buttercup was carefully bred for its long storage, delicious chestnutty flavor, and perfect size (about 3.5 pounds; the perfect size to feed your family). Buttercup […]

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Living with Nature: Virginia Native Plants

Barley Woods is a special place to live for many reasons. Not only for the homeowners but for Virginia native plants and creatures. Boxwell Glade, Barley Woods own “wild” spot, is a wonderfully preserved natural area with woodland trails, a stream, and sitting areas.  Recently Penny,  a homeowner, took a group on a nature walk and shared […]

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Switching to a More Plant Based Diet

Over the last several months, it seems as though the topic of health and healthy lifestyles has become an increasing consideration for many people. Being in the nutrition world, I pretty much always have my mind on topics of health (regardless of whether or not I follow my own advice sometimes). So when most of […]

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