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Recipe by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams

Sonoma County, CA. ~ A wonderful light summer salad to serve when white and yel- low sweet corn are at their peak of freshness. Here’s a tip for cutting kernels off the cob with- out


flying all over your kitchen: Snap the corn in half, lay it down

on its side, and cut the corn off horizontally instead of verti- cally.

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 ears corn, husked and cleaned (4 cups kernels) ½ cup finely diced inner stalks of celery

1 cup halved or quartered cherry tomatoes

¼ cup diced red onion or sliced scallions

¼ cup thinly sliced basil, plus 6 sprigs for garnish ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Juicy Tales

into South America, for a clas- sic example of a red wine I’d enjoy regardless of the sea- son; perhaps for the food or no apparent reason, this is an excellent example of a wine perfectly fitted and adapted to its terroir, to give us a classic example of a wine that proves itself worthy of your attention. Let’s review Mendoza, Ar- gentina, via, “The Terroir of Mendoza ~ High Altitude, High Desert and Watchful Vineyard Management,”


Pedro Marchevsky. “Perhaps the single most important char-

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acteristic of the Mendoza ter- roir is its location in the high altitude Andean foothills. The premiere winegrowing areas average between 3,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level. As altitude

increases, the aver-

age temperature decreases, in general 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Farenheit) for every 100 meter (328 feet) increase in elevation. Winegrowers can literally climb up and down the mountain side in order to find the ideal temperature and microclimate

for each ...continued on page 31 Age is not important unless you're a cheese. ~ Helen Hayes UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • JULY 2019 • Pg 29 Fresh Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

DIRECTIONS: Mix the lime juice and oil in a small cup and set aside. Place the corn, celery, toma- toes, red onion, and sliced basil in a salad bowl. Sea- son with salt and pepper and toss with lime juice and oil. Serve with a sprig of basil for garnish.


Per serving: 121 calories, 4 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 41 mg omega-3 and 807 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g dietary fiber, and 218 mg sodium.

YIELD Six (3⁄4-Cup) Servings

Weird Facts & Trivia - 8

Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs — all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs.

75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.

A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

The average total home water use for each person in the U.S. is about 50 gallons a day.

Heavy hearts, like heavy

clouds in the sky, are best

relieved by the letting of a

little water. Christopher Morley

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