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Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

It's coffee that will rob me of sleep. Even a cup at one in the afternoon can pack a wallop of caffeine. I learned my lesson the hard way.

I know I'm not the only one who has figured out that coffee can lead to a sleepless night. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, maybe you should take a close look at what you eat before you go to bed. 

A Cookie Full of Rye

A Cookie Full of Rye

See those chocolate cookies in the picture? Delicious! If I hadn’t been told, I never would have guessed they were made with rye flour. All I tasted was the chocolate.

When someone mentions rye, I usually think salami on rye bread. The end.

Not anymore. My taste buds have been awakened.

Enlightenment occurred at Standard Baking Co. on Commercial Street in Portland, where I was introduced to a rye I’d never met before.

As She Lay Dying, the Choir Sang — A Lesson in Spiritual Care

As She Lay Dying, the Choir Sang — A Lesson in Spiritual Care

On September 27, David Emery celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary without his beloved wife Judy — a sad, but joyful day. It may be hard for some people to understand how there can be joy when you are mourning the loss of someone you love deeply. David's joy comes from the wonderful memories of a long and fulfilling marriage and also from the firm belief that he and Judy will be together again some day.

Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Where Whole Grain and Gluten-Free Meet

Lots of folks are more tuned in to whole grains these days, and one would think that those who follow a gluten-free lifestyle would naturally favor whole grains as well. After all, there are plenty of whole grains that don’t contain gluten. But the fact is, lots of people who eat gluten-free are not eating their share of whole grains.  How can you fill the gap? Dietitian Kit Broihier has some nutritious advice ...

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

If you're like most people, you keep track of a lot of numbers — important numbers — not to mention passwords. I'll apologize up front because I'm going to tell you about some more numbers you should know. They're important because they tell you something about the state of your hea

Find out which numbers you should know ...

A map of where you can pick apples in Maine

A map of where you can pick apples in Maine

If you plan to go apple picking in Maine and like to "see" where you're headed, I've created an interactive map to help lead the way. Read more ...

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Have you looked at your food bill lately?  Let’s face it: food prices are not going down. Whether you buy food at a local market, grocery store or your favorite “super center,” planning a healthy meal for one or a family while keeping to a budget is challenging. While we all have preferences, keeping an open mind and varying our diets makes affording nutritious food easier. You might even surprise yourself by trying something out of ordinary that is absolutely delicious, easy to prepare and cost-effective. Read more ...