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Chicken Cherry Wraps

July 28, 2008 | Posted by admin

This innovative sandwich makes an easy lunch or light dinner. 1 /2 cup nonfat lemon yogurt 1 Tbsp honey Dijon-style mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 3/ 4 tsp curry powder 1 /4 tsp salt 1 /4 tsp coarsely ground pepper 1 1 /2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken (8 oz) 1 cup dried cherries 1 […]

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Make it a Habit

July 23, 2008 | Posted by admin

Like most things in life, good health doesn’t just happen. It requires eating a balanced diet, getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night, not skipping meals – especially breakfast – and exercising. Staying healthy is work. At least at first, and then if you are like me, it becomes a routine that is […]

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Cherry Juice Concentrate Offer Continues

July 18, 2008 | Posted by admin

July marks the peak of the cherry growing season and the harvest is well underway. An expected 177 million pounds of red tart cherries will be produced in 2008. These are long days for farmers and their crews in the Grand Traverse region and in other parts of the country. They are busy shaking trees, […]

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Don’t Be Fooled

July 16, 2008 | Posted by admin

Truth in advertising is more important today than ever. And we want our FruitFast customers and potential purchasers to know the difference between products that are what they say… and those that are not. The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments (a coalition of nutrition and physical activity advocates) has released a startling […]

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Festive Cherry Pie

July 14, 2008 | Posted by admin

The end of the National Cherry Festival would not be complete without, of course, the CHERRY PIE.  Cherry pie is to Traverse City, as Apple pie is to America.  The tradition of baking a cherry pie for the festival began in 1926 when Hawkins Bakery in Traverse City baked a pie weighing 42 pounds and […]

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No Fuss ‘No Bake Cookies’

July 14, 2008 | Posted by admin

National Cherry Festival, the highlight of Traverse City’s summer is here again. This week we celebrate the 82nd year of this tradition. It began in 1926 as the “Blessing of the Blossoms Festival” to promote the region and the cherry business. In 1931 the state legislature passed a resolution making it a national celebration and […]

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Cherry Capital Celebration

July 9, 2008 | Posted by admin

For those of us living in Traverse City or visiting our town – the Cherry Capital of the World in northwest lower Michigan – this week happens just once a year. It’s the 82nd running of the National Cherry Festival, an eight-day event that brings several hundred thousand visitors to our area to celebrate this […]

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Cherry Festival Crisp

July 9, 2008 | Posted by admin

With the National Cherry Festival well underway, our local orchards have begun the process of harvesting cherries.  It all began in 1852 with the planting of the first cherry orchard by Peter Dougherty (a Presbyterian missionary) on the Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse County.   The sandy soil, rolling hills, and protection by the Grand […]

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Super Berry Shortbread

July 8, 2008 | Posted by admin

Make any cookie a “superfruit” cookie by adding dried cherries, dried wild blueberries, and dried cranberries. Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup trans-fat-free 67% vegetable oil butter spread, chilled 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, […]

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Frozen Fruit Dessert

July 7, 2008 | Posted by admin

2 6 oz. containers of low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 /2 cup assorted fruit (your choice) chopped 3 Tbsp. FruitFast Liquid Fruit Supplement (Cherryflex, Mixed Berry, or Pomegranate) Chopped nuts (optional) Chocolate chips (optional) Assorted fruit garnish (optional) Small plastic storage container, Dixie cups, or cupcake pan liner In a bowl combine ingredients above, mix well. […]

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