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Liz Marr, MS, RDN, FAND
Boulder County, Colorado
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, food and nutrition communications expert.
Interests: gardening, writing, family, piano, music, recipes, nutrition, culinary arts, food policy, food safety
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Thanks, Kara! We'be been enjoying the first jar with morning toast.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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Thanks, Katey!
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Canning and home processing is a lot of fun. Hope you try it!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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Thank you, Whitney!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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I feel so connected to my mom and grandmothers when I do home canning. Love it!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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LOL!! I'll take that as a compliment!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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Thanks, Mandy! It's really quite fun to make jams and jellies, especially with friends and family.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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Thanks, Stacey! I’m headed to my neighbor’s front yard later today to harvest some of her plums. I’m thinking barbecue sauce.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2018 on Colorado Wild Plums at Liz On Food
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Here and there, at the edges of riparian areas and irrigation ditches along the Colorado Front Range are thickets of wild plums. Prunus Americana, commonly known as wild plums or American plums, are native to North America. This variety of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Liz On Food
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Last night was a "whatever is in the kitchen" moment. I'd been on the road, then spent the day helping my son set up his new apartment and had yet to restock the kitchen. But I did have a stash... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Liz On Food
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A few days ago we put our our canoe for the season. Our property borders on a neighborhood lake. As we were moving the canoe from the basement, I caught sight of a young dove slamming into one of our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Liz On Food
People with type-2 diabetes or is a risk for the disease struggle with many of the same dietary concerns as people who don't have the disease. Included are challenges with picky eaters, how a plant-based diet fits with diet, culture... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Liz On Food
Thanks, Treacy!
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No matter what the name – Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, Italian wedding cookies, butterballs – this crumbly, rich cookie has graced many a dessert tray at Christmas time in the United States. And it was no different in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at Liz On Food
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Oct 9, 2015
Aaahhh, you don't have to be that ambitious to make sauerkraut, Jerry!
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Making sauerkraut, or fermenting cabbage, is so simple, I don't know why I didn't start making it years ago! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Liz On Food
Thanks for your comment, Charlotte! It's a journey, for sure. Just being aware of how much waste we create makes a change in behavior.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2015 on Reducing Food Waste At Home at Liz On Food
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Yesterday, I processed fire-roasted chile peppers and contemplated the raging wildfires in the drought-stricken West. Summer has been hanging on, dry and hot. Earlier this week our thermometer hit 97 °F. Here's the thing about chiles. You can smell how hot they are long before you taste them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Liz On Food
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Half-sours are very simple to make and rely on wild fermentation from lacto-bacteria naturally present on the cucumbers. Here are five simple steps to fermenting half-sour pickles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Liz On Food
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Best Food Facts recently answered the question, "Is the mushroom a vegetable?," checking in with my buddy at University of Nebraska Extension, Alice Henneman, MS, RD. In short, technically they are a fungus, but from a nutritional and food perspective,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Liz On Food
In the past few weeks I heard a lot about food waste, and it's true, we do waste far too much food. I just read this zinger, New York Restaurant Is Trying to Shame Home Cooks by Turning Food Scraps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Liz On Food
This month's National Geographic cover story is The War on Science. In the article, author Joel Achenbach points out that with polarized topics, higher educated people tend to shift toward either end of the spectrum, seeking out science to support... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Liz On Food
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Kale is still trending. It's true. Bitter is a key menu trend for this year, reports FSR: "Consumers are demanding more of the bitter flavors typically present in vegetables such as cauliflower, collards, kale, and Brussels sprouts as well as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Liz On Food
My family loves sweet potatoes, prepared in just about any fashion (baked, mashed, candied, etc.), but sometimes I prefer them to be a little less sweet and a little more savory. Here's a trick I've learned to make lusciously flavorful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Liz On Food