Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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This Herb Deserves Your Attention

Lacking the sun-drenched allure of basil and the practical ubiquity of parsley, tarragon will never win any herbal popularity contests in the United States.

It’s not that we don’t like its earthy, licorice flavor. It’s just that most of us don’t think to use it, at least not to the degree that cooks in Europe do. This is especially true in France, where tarragon is everywhere: simmered into soups, steeped in vinegars and mustards, strewed on fish, tossed with salads of soft lettuces.

Melisa Clark, The New York Times

Tarragon Chicken With Sherry Vinegar Onions

As the chicken cooks, the fat renders, coating the onions, while the fragrant steam rising from the onions flavors the bird. It’s a succulent, easy and very flavorful dinner.

Poulet a l’Estragon (Chicken with tarragon)

Pork Chops With Tarragon

Béarnaise Sauce

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