veggies

  • Cravings

    You’re the Straw to my Berry

    Seeing how next month is National Strawberry Month and strawberries are in season down here, I thought it only appropriate to discuss one of my cravings.  Strawberries are a soft, red fruit studded with seeds.  Believe...
    April 28, 2016 611 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Oodles of Zoodles

    Yes, we millennials like to jump on the food trend bandwagon; so our kids have to come along for the ride.  The veggie of the month is zucchini! This happens to be my personal favorite, my...
    April 28, 2016 483 0
  • Food on the Fly

    We Don’t Carrot All

    Carrots are often thought of as “bunny food”, and that’s true, but they are so delicious as a snack on the go.  I always have carrots ready to go for my family when we go out...
    March 24, 2016 1016 0
  • Editors Picks

    Salad Bar You Say?

    Ok, January is always the hardest month for me.  I mean, I am “fluffy” from gorging at the holidays, I am cold, and I could blend in with the snow.  Now, I can’t change two of...
    January 22, 2016 1222 0
  • Cravings

    The Lowdown on Ranch

    We found this very catchy headline for a piece the condiment, “You Can’t Corral Some Folks’ Taste for Ranch Dressing,” at http://www.dressings-sauces.org/salad-dressing-sauce-trends-0. The piece is from the Wall Street Journal, dated July 18, 2014, and it...
    August 10, 2015 709 0
  • Millennial Mom

    Maybe Not Easy Peasy, But Nutritious Homemade Baby Food

    Some of us just prefer to make our kids’ food from whole, living ingredients rather than buying the commercial stuff. It’s a matter of choice and in some cases economy. It’s not always easy, and it...
    June 26, 2015 585 0
  • Appetizers

    Veggie of the Month – Green Beans

    Say hey, kids! Wanna know the Veggie of the Month? It’s none other than one of our faves! If you want to go all techie on the subject, avocadoes, string or green beans, squash, eggplant, green...
    June 26, 2015 544 0
  • Highlight

    Where does food come from?

    Teaching kids about where their food comes from is a great activity, and you might just learn something yourself as you watch your seeds germinate and become towering plants. Or not-so-towering, as the case may be....
    June 26, 2015 449 0
  • Highlight

    Looks Sexy-Tastes Good

    There are scores of tricks to keep your table looking good, but probably the best is to add color. If you keep your meals monochromatic, your appetite will be just about the same. Bleh. But if...
    June 19, 2015 546 0
  • Highlight

    Got Yourself a Picky Eater?

    It seems like every family has at least one picky eater. We know that to be truth because in our family, we were that special child. Still push certain things like lima beans off to one...
    June 15, 2015 968 0
  • I Wanna Stay Home

    I Wanna Stay Home

    Sometimes, like now for instance, the “I Wanna Stay Home” chant takes on an added verse: “And I Wanna Have Someone Else Shop for Dinner.” Just cuz, that’s why. As our good fortune would have it,...
    May 24, 2015 514 0
  • Keeping It Real

    Time to EAT CLEAN

    Well, yes, we do advise that you wash your hands before preparing dinner and after chopping/dicing/whatever-ing your food prior to your meal. Wash up again after you’re finished prepping. Then, for good measure, wash again before...
    May 15, 2015 536 0
  • Keeping It Real

    Some Things Are Better Left Undone… or Uncooked

    By now we’ve all become familiar with the concept of raw food, and many of us have incorporated natural-state stuff into our daily diets – we love love love raw fruits, nuts and veggies and snack...
    April 23, 2015 724 0
  • Editors Picks

    Dig This!

    It’s really, really fun. We know, because we were kids once, and at age 6, when bees were the size of bats and snakes were not at all threatening, digging up a radish or a carrot...
    April 4, 2015 951 0
  • Uncategorized

    Gardening for Big Kids, aka Us

    If you’re even remotely aware of the headlines, you know the price of food – especially fruits and vegetables – is hitched to an outbound comet. But the fine folks at HuffPo have put together a...
    April 4, 2015 490 0
  • Editors Picks

    Hyper-Local Garden Dining

    Psssst! Did you know that locally grown produce is “one of the hottest menu trends, coming in behind only locally sourced meats and seafood, according to the National Restaurant Association’s ‘What’s Hot in 2014′ survey of...
    March 24, 2015 769 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Cauliflower and Other Flu Fighters

    No matter how healthy we live in our own enclosed environment, the world around us is a freakin’ petri dish. So our kids are always going to be exposed to colds and flu and yucky stuff....
    March 12, 2015 840 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Nothin’ Says St. Paddy’s Day Like CB&C and Beer

    Faith and begorrah, if it isn’t just about St. Paddy’s Day again. Well, what say we visit all things corned beef and cabbage (CB&C) and some interesting applications for Guinness Stout? We thought you’d say yes, so...
    March 10, 2015 636 0
  • Editors Picks

    Winter Farmers Markets

    We were intrigued a while back by the “locovore” buzz – eat what’s grown nearest you because in theory it’s better for you and better for the planet. In theory you’re eating what’s “in season,” whatever...
    January 26, 2015 462 0