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Get Minty Fresh and Gorgeous at Fairway with these Great Cosmetics

I love peppermint tea! Mint-infused chocolate! Minty mojitos! And these days, I’m a big proponent of cool mint on my hair and skin. One of the components of peppermint oil is menthol, master at opening breathing passages and settling upset stomachs. Ancient Egyptians used mint to cleanse and purify their homes, and America’s first colonists stocked […]

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Good Morning, Sunshine! 7 Cool Breakfast Ideas to Beat the Heat

I am at my air conditioned desk and I don’t wanna leave! Often, I’m antsy. Today, I’m content to stay here and bask in the cool, artificial air as long as possible. It’s just so crazy hot outside! Sweaty, sticky…relentlessly, incredibly hot. Which makes me ponder how best to feed myself in this heat. I’m […]

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Riviera Meals, from Marseilles to Portofino!

Our favorite recipes are the product of a Mediterranean-inspired longing, a great love for the sea and the culture and history of this French and Italian coastal paradise. The bounty of the coast is intoxicating. Bouillabaisse! Salade nicoise! Fresh fish (Branzino! Orata!), and briny mussels. Fragrant basil, bright lemon, and plenty of garlic. Oregano, rosemary, […]

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The Truth About Olive Oil and Olive Oil Hysteria

I am an importer and retailer of more brands of olive oil than I can count.  I work at the Fairway Markets, a twelve-store-and-growing chain of specialty supermarkets in New York City, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut.  I have had great interest in and considerable experience with  the subject of olive oil for […]

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All Hail Kale!

Kale is a super-nutritious and ultra-delicious type of cabbage which, in its leafy-green form, looks more like an exotic type of lettuce. Enjoyed extensively by the ancient Greeks and Romans, kale is widely known in nutrition circles as richly packed with antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

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Brighten Up! Citrus Season Is Here

Bone-chilling winter means a tragic dearth of fresh fruits and veggies? Worry not! I’m here to bring the good news: Sweet, bright, beautiful oranges, tangerines, clementines, grapefruits, pomelos, key limes, and more are at the peak of their wonderfulness. A lavish, juicy mandarin; or a salmon-hued, candy-sweet cara cara can lighten up the bleakest winter […]

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A Visit from Alessandro Luchetti: An Italian Business Student, Olive Oil Legacy and Food Lover

I was excited to meet Alessandro Luchetti, our summer intern. You should be, too. Alessandro was born in Madrid, and grew up in Italy and Spain. He comes from serious olive oil pedigree: his dad was the head of the International Olive Oil Council. He’s been cooking–rolling out pasta by hand and all–since he can remember. This young […]

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Two Women Eating

5 Must-Know Diet Tricks

Losing weight isn’t easy, especially when you’re craving snacks and trying to break old habits. So here are five easy strategies that will help keep you focused on your weight-loss goals and curb your cravings. Try my water trick. If you are used to eating until you are full (more likely stuffed), drink three glasses […]

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Boiled Quinoa

New Year, New You: 15 Must-Have Foods

It’s that time of year when we all set health goals for ourselves, and stress ourselves out with overzealous plans. The resolutions are great, but instead of overwhelming yourself with impractical expectations, take small steps every day to successfully meet your goals, and those steps can start with incorporating these 15 health foods into your […]

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Thanksgiving Meal — Healthy Side Dishes

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are a time for getting together and celebrating with family and friends, and they should be a time of fun and catching up, but often it can be stressful especially if you’re watching your weight or trying to stay healthy. It sometimes seems that overeating are often as much of the holiday traditions as […]

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