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However, even when there’s snow on the ground, there is more seasonal food out there than you might think! Here are just a few of the fresh vegetables and fruits the U.S. has to offer in winter:
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Potatoes and sweet potatoes
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Root vegetables like potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots, and beets are ideal for roasting and can pair with bread and cheese for hearty, warming dishes like roasted root vegetable salad (see FoodNetwork. com for a great recipe), shaved carrot tart with ricotta (Saveur.com), or chicken and root vegetable soup (BonAppetit.com). If you’re missing the fruits of summer, try adding pomegranates and citrus to your diet and seek out farmers who offer canned, frozen, or preserved local fruit throughout the year. A bag of frozen strawberries can make an excellent pie, and canned peaches are delicious on ice cream!
massage the leaves with olive oil and let them chill in the fridge overnight. Some farmers even have greenhouses that enable them to grow herbs, leafy lettuces, and other warm-weather delights year-round. If you’re struggling to find sources for local, seasonal produce, don’t worry; the internet has your back. Websites like LocalHarvest.org can connect you with farmers, farmers markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) subscriptions, and food events in your area. Just type in your zip code, and its search engine will offer up suggestions on where to shop. With resources like this at your disposal, there’s no reason to quit the kitchen this winter. In fact, you might just discover a new favorite dish!
Winter greens like kale can make for delicious versions of your favorite salads, too, and if you’re concerned about kale’s toughness, simply
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TIPS FOR NATIONAL CLEAN UP YOUR COMPUTER MONTH
Everyone relies on technology. Computers, laptops, tablets, and phones are staples of modern life. However, it’s easy for these devices to become cluttered with old photos, files, and general disorganization. Luckily, January is National Clean UpYour Computer Month and an excellent time to get your technology in order. Over time, computer towers can become clogged with dust, which creates additional, unwanted heat within your computer. Regular cleanings will increase the lifespan of your computer and protect its essential components. Compressed air is great for removingmost of the dust and other particulates. If the fans or filters are too dirty, you can remove them from the tower to clean thembetter. If you use water or liquid cleaning products on them, be sure they are completely dry before placing themback into your computer. START BY DUSTING
ORGANIZE YOUR FILES
CLEAN UP SPACE
Naming and arranging the files on your computer in such a way that they’re easy for you to find can end up saving you a lot of time. Declutter your workspace by creating one file for pictures, one for Word documents, one for spreadsheets, and one for programs to eliminate the hassle of frantically searching for the files you need. Be sure to back up your computer before you start deleting things. This acts as a safety net in case you delete something you didn’t mean to. Additionally, consider installing a second hard drive. The extra space can help with storing important files without having to worry about howmuch room is left. BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER
Any files you’ll never use again should be deleted. Likewise, any programs you haven’t used in a while should be uninstalled. Check your hard drive for files that might be taking up unintended space on your computer. And remember to empty the recycling bin— it’s easy to forget just howmuch goes in there.
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