Amy Jeanroy http://wrvo.org en Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables http://wrvo.org/post/can-it-preserving-summers-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables <p>Berries, cucumbers and green beans oh my! If you love the freshness of summer produce, you might want to try canning fresh fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them all year long. And now’s the time to start <a href="http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/03/12/growing-a-garden-for-canning-how-to-plan-to-can-and-save-big/">planning your canning project</a>.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a>, author of “<a href="http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Canning-and-Preserving-For-Dummies-2nd-Edition.productCd-0470504552.html">Canning and Preserving for Dummies</a>,” discusses the many ways <a href="http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/canning-preserving-for-dummies-allinone-cheat-shee.html">beginning canners</a> can get started.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56930 at http://wrvo.org Can it! Preserving summer's fresh fruits and vegetables The bug-eat-bug world of organic gardening http://wrvo.org/post/bug-eat-bug-world-organic-gardening <p>Good night, don’t let the pest bugs bite… your plants, that is. Pests can be one problem affecting gardens, but it’s not the only thing to look out for, especially when it comes to organic gardening.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a> talks about the <a href="http://www.cafemom.com/advice/home/lawn_and_garden/384/How_can_I_get_started_with_organic_gardening">basics of organic gardening</a>. Jeanroy is a gardening expert, and covers herb gardening for the how-to website About.com. She’s the author of <em>Canning and Preserving for Dummies</em>, now in its second edition.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 55124 at http://wrvo.org The bug-eat-bug world of organic gardening Does a healthy gut mean a healthy body? http://wrvo.org/post/does-healthy-gut-mean-healthy-body <p>Emerging research reveals that good digestion and a healthy digestive tract are dependent on beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics. But you don't have to buy special yogurt to add probiotics to your diet. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi also aid in digestion and improve your immune system. Once you <a href="http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/prep_foods.html">learn the basics of fermenting</a>, it can be a fun and inexpensive way to preserve food at home and add essential nutrients.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://herbgardens.about.com/bio/Amy-Jeanroy-42668.htm">Amy Jeanroy</a> explains the benefits of eating fermented foods. Jeanroy is a newspaper editor, food writer and co-author of the book, <a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Fermenting_For_Dummies.html?id=_XAjAQAAQBAJ">"Fermenting for Dummies,"</a> published earlier this year. She's been making and eating fermented foods for 20 years and shares her love of preparing food at home on her website, <a href="http://thefarmingwife.com/">TheFarmingWife.com</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Jeanroy.</strong></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 48136 at http://wrvo.org Does a healthy gut mean a healthy body?