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December 19, 2012

By Sandy Beck

Every year as flu season approaches, I weigh the pros and cons of getting a flu shot. This year, I asked local nutritionist Henry Hall, who specializes in holistic, personalized nutrition, for his opinion.

Henry gave me an article by Dr. Charles B. Simone, a respected nationally recognized oncologist and immunologist. According to Dr. Simone, there are, “more than 200 viruses that cause influenza and influenza-like illness,” yet, “at best, flu vaccines might be effective against only influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses that... Read more

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December 14, 2012

New Leaf Market, with the help of local cooperative businesses Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union, First Florida Credit Union, Miccosukee Land Co-op and TallyConnection.com, raised $10,576 for Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Cristin Burns, New Leaf Market Marketing Manager, and Chris Hayes, long-time cashier, presented the check to Second Harvest Executive Director Richard English on Thursday, December 13 at 10 am at 110 Four Points Way, Tallahassee, FL. The Harvest of Hope Drive was New Leaf Market's most successful donation drive to date thanks to the participating co... Read more

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December 13, 2012

Clayburne, a raw cow's milk Cheddar cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy, is truly a wonder. Aged eight months, this Cheddar has a hard and flaky paste. We are very lucky to have this cheese to offer and this year's Clayburne has a special treat--added smoked sea salt! At $14.99/lb it is sure to go fast, get it before it's gone.

SweetGrass Dairy describes Clayburne as, "slightly piquant with a nice, earthy finish. It pairs well with dry, non-oaked whites like Chenin Blanc or Pinot Blanc, but can also hold its own with more tannic red wines like Chianti or Sangiovese."

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December 6, 2012

Grand Cru is a big beer just in from Green Flash Brewery in San Diego, California. It is in the style of Belgian Strong Dark Ale and it certainly lives up to it. Nine percent alcohol by volume, bold malts and a very dark pour are balanced out with a dry hop. The smell alone hints at the goodness to come, with lots of fruity, dark berry notes. Enjoy this beer on a cold winter morning…err, night.

Shiner has yet again done a wonderful job with their seasonal beer. Holiday Cheer is a Dunkelweizen by definition, but they put their own twist on it. While most dark wheat beers boast a... Read more

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November 29, 2012

It’s not quite the New Year, but the Co-op Deli is kicking out the old and bringing in the new. A new made-to-order deli menu is now available complete with exciting new sandwiches, smoothies and even milk shakes!

Great for lunch or dinner, the sandwich selection now includes Tallahassee Toasted Tuna, The Daily Grind(er)—a sandwich packed with flavor and roast beef, ham, salami and provolone—and Capital City Chicken made with grilled chicken breast. And, thanks to an employee-naming contest, long-time favorites like the Black Bean Burger have fresh new names, in this case Senior... Read more

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November 28, 2012

New to the market this week is our winter seasonal variety pack. This sampler offers four beers each from three different breweries: Widmer Brothers, Red Hook and Kona Brewery. The first selection is a Pipeline Porter from Kona Breweries in Hawaii. This 5.4% ABV (alcohol by volume) brew is a dark and roasty porter that is absolutely full of coffee flavor, just the way a porter should be.

Up next is Winter Hook from Redhook Brewery in Washington. This beer has a recipe that changes slightly every year and an alcohol content of 6%. This year’s version promises a smoky red winter... Read more

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November 14, 2012

Ahh, winter! 

Cold weather is quickly approaching and what better way to warm up than with beer?Winter seasonal beers are arriving at... Read more

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