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Plastic Waste
By guest blogger, Anne Schleicher, Lakewood, Ohio Do you ever feel a tinge of guilt when, in the course of preparing a meal, you throw out food packaging? I really started to after reading about efforts to reduce a mass of plastic waste floating in the North Pacific Ocean. Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation estimates it could be twice the size of the continental U.S.! Held in place by swirling undercurrents,
farmer's market
Research shows that one way to get your kids to try new foods is to engage them in the selection and cooking of them. This fun and engaging farmers’ market scavenger hunt is one great way to do that. With the lure of fresh baked goods, luscious fruit, chocolate and the occasional adorable puppy, my kids usually don’t need to much more incentive to come with me to the farmer’s market (or the “farmer”, as
roasted carrot and beet salad with goat cheese
Taste buds are mystifying things.  How is it possible that I could gobble up fresh steamed beets like candy, while they disgust my friend Jeanne (and a lot of other people I know)?  Or that for many food lovers mushrooms are a delicacy, while for others like my colleague Betsy, they are repulsive? Sure, we all have certain foods that we love or hate with a passion, but in my 12 years of creating and
While not as easy as buying a box of Kim & Scott’s pretzels, making your own soft pretzels is a really fun activity to do with the kids.  We like to invite a couple of friends over and make our own warm pretzels, especially when we are less harried during school holidays.  We got this recipe from the summer cooking camp that Celia attended at Just Cakes in Bethesda, Maryland. Soft Pretzels 2 little packages

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