Nine foods that will help you stay on your ‘New Year Health Goals’

Happy New Year friends! We have passed one of the most challenging times of our lives and are still struggling to work through the uncertainty for 2021. In spite of this ambiguity, our health is still one thing we can improve and make plans to either continue or begin the personal health journey. In my …

Water Bath Canning

Preserving foods at home, especially canning, is becoming more popular and there are a number of recipes, blogs, and canning guidelines available on internet. As exciting as it is, some of these sources are not research-based and give unsafe food handling advice. We here at Breathing Room want to make sure your homemade products are …

A Brief History of Food Preservation

During the first agricultural revolution, preserving foods ensured long-term supply of food, reduced the burden to hunt, and prevented spoilage of excess agricultural produce. Today, food preservation is a reemerging skill in Maryland. If you fondly recall making strawberry jam with your grandmother, then join me and my colleagues at our food preservation classes, where …

A Healthy Life Starts With A Loving Attitude

What better time to talk about self-love than Valentine’s day? When I say self-love, I am not talking about a narcissistic or egocentric attitude. Self-love, or self-compassion, is the act of understanding your own weaknesses and strengths, and appreciating your multidimensionality through an approach of acceptance and positive change. If you’ve been working to improve …