Monthly archive for November 2003

Squash for all Seasons

Pumpkins are showing up all over our small town. I love to decorate with pumpkins and we also love to eat pumpkin. Thanksgiving is not complete at my home without a First Place pumpkin pie. I have had several questions recently about the difference between summer and winter squash. Since they are distinctive, I would like to offer a little information on these two types of squash. When the Europeans arrived in the New World, they found a settlement of healthy eaters who based their diet largely on corn, beans, and squash. Squash comes in two seasonal categories. Winter squash is hard-skinned and in the past was available in the fall and winter months. Soft-skinned summer squash in the past was grown in the spring and summer gardens. Both are now available all year long. Summer squash such as zucchini, yellow straightneck, yellow crookneck, patty pan, chayote and others are

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Messages from First Place Members

Dear Kay, Just wanted to share an update with you since we last chatted via e-mail. I am the diabetic on an insulin pump who is still hoping to find other First Place members on the same thing. Although, I’ve never heard a response from my post on the site, I went forward and obtained all the group leader materials, spoke with my Pastor, held three meetings to recruit co-leaders in our church (we never stepped out to lead in this church, so we had to get seasoned leaders to oversee us based on church policy). Two months later, I got a yes. My husband Nick and I, along with our co-leader Linda, began our group. Nick and I had trial-tested the Live-It on our own for eight weeks and he lost 12 pounds, and I had lost 10 pounds without diabetic issues. I know Jesus sustained me because I

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