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I Hope You Never Meet Borrelia Miyamotoi

by Diane Johnson

Borrelia Miyamotoi is the newest tick disease. Now there are 4: Lyme, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiois and closely related Anplasmosis, and Borrelia miyamotoi

In July 2014, I was a 79-year-old energetic woman who enjoyed working in my large flower garden for two to four hours on most days, helping with the daily chores at the Nauset House Inn, a family venture I’d started with my husband in 1982, and walking on the sand flats one to two hours a day with a friend.

On August 5, 2014, I adopted Louie, a 5 month old Border Collie mix, rescued from his doomed life in Louisiana by the Animal League of Boston. I sensed that he was the dog for me and felt sure that I could meet the challenges of caring for a puppy.

By the time I’d had Louie for eleven days he knew his name, was housebroken, walked on a leash without pulling, slept through the night and his winning gentle personality had won the love of everyone he met.

I must admit that I was surprised at how much puppy care was taking out of me. I pushed on, but often mentioned how tired I was and began to cancel all pre-made plans. I did not realize that I was sick

New Feature: Readers’ Recipes

We are thrilled to launch our new Readers’ Recipes section. This issue celebrates some dishes made with locally grown produce and a few delicious (if not entirely healthy) readers’ Holiday favorites!

Nicola’s Sunday Morning Crepes

These crepes are a wonderful way to start your Sunday morning. The will keep your belly full right through the afternoon so they make an excellent brunch.

This recipe takes a little time to prepare but the cooking apples, butternut squash, cranberries and spices will fill your kitchen with a delicious aroma worth getting out of bed for. The creamy filling makes a great (healthy) alternative to whipped cream or ice cream and blends beautifully with the fruit!

More Readers’ Recipes

Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree

by Janet Eckhoff

This is one of my favorite side dishes for holiday turkey or ham dinners. It tastes terrific, adds a nice color contrast to the plate and is consistently a second helping item. I usually double the recipe for a crowd of twelve.

I evolved this recipe from one in an old Silver Palate cookbook but I eliminated about 7 tablespoons of butter and all the sugar. I don’t think it impacts the taste and makes it so much healthier …

Chocolate Chili

by Claudia Robinson

I simmer this in the Crockpot on busy days so the house smells divine when we come home. We serve this divine dish with quinoa, a warm loaf of crunchy baguette and grass fed butter.

It pairs well with meaty, dark red wines…

Mom’s Black Bean Lasagna

by Katie O’Sullivan …

Pistachio-Cranberry Icebox Cookies

by Rae K.

I got this delicious, easy cookie recipe out of Yankee Magazine, years ago, and they are still a favorite! …

The Local Juice is a company motivated by a passion to promote a sustainable lifestyle that is locally driven and nutritionally mindful.

We strive to empower, inspire and educate consumers by connecting them to their local food source and community and by raising their awareness on how to make healthy and delicious choices... one juice at a time.

not a fad. not a cleanse.
a sustainable life.