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Community Supported Agriculture – My First Delivery!

Community Supported Agriculture – My First Delivery!

Are you familiar with the butterfly effect?   You know, the one where the butterfly flaps its wings and a couple of weeks later a hurricane results?  I’m pretty sure there’s also such thing as the “schoolyard effect”.  In this case it’s the one where […]

Summer and Strawberries

Summer and Strawberries

The end of school, camping and strawberry picking – those are the three things that traditionally signal the beginning of summer in our home.  Lucky us, we experienced them all this past week.  It took us less than an hour to fill our berry baskets, […]

Superfood Finds at Costco

Superfood Finds at Costco

When Rick and I first got married we received a Costco membership as a present.  Having no need for industrial sized jars of Nutella or 12 packs of smoked oysters (and still don’t), we let the membership expire without much thought.  12 years, two children, […]

The Benefits of Meal Planning

This is a conversation that I’ve had many times with my friends and family.  It goes something like this:  “I don’t know what I’m going to make for dinner tonight, I have food in the freezer but I forgot to defrost it.  I’m so tired […]

2013: Looking forward to the year ahead

The new year officially starts for me on the day my kids go back to school.  I can finally say Happy New Year to you!  I took a little bloggy vacation this Christmas – deciding to instead focus on having fun with the family.  I’m […]

Apple Picking and Calzones

You know what I love best about food (other than the whole keeping you alive thing)?  It’s the memories that go with it.  As far back as my brain can go, the big memories are associated with food.  One of the first things I can […]

Strategies for a Healthy Holiday

You’ve been planning your peaceful getaway for weeks only to arrive and have one of your entourage come down with a case of the sniffles, or worse.  I’ve been there and it really does put a damper on the adventures (nothing fun about cleaning vomit […]

Adventures in Spain: 5 tips for healthy living

Hi honey, I’m home!  For the last two weeks I’ve been exploring the Mediterranean coast of Spain with my family.  It was a monumental adventure for us, one that we will always remember.  Spain has so much to offer:  historic ruins, fabulous palaces, endless beaches, […]

Market meals

Happy summer holidays!  How is your summer going so far?  We had a terrific weekend camping with our friends – beaching, biking, hanging out, and plenty of eating.  Camping eating isn’t always the healthiest though, so in an attempt to get excited about some fruits […]

A trip to the market

This post isn’t specifially about lunch, but if you are someone who is looking for new ways to inspire your children (or maybe yourself) to try new foods – then read on!