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Jam Session
Apr 30, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’m crazy about rhubarb and you should be too. Since it appeared last week, I’ve been making muffins mostly. Now I’m moving onto jam and decided to kick off the 2010 canning season. I decided to add in some frozen wild blueberries left from last year’s harvest. The result was a not-too-sweet jam perfect for toasted bread or warmed and spooned over Sunday brunch pancakes. Read More
Springtime Brunch
Apr 23, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Each passing weekend, I find myself competing for parking at the local farmer’s market. As the weather grows warmer and spring crops appear, everyone is ready to head outdoors from a long winter of root vegetables. While it does mean I have to set my alarm on a Saturday, the early wake up call means I also get to the market before the crowds and can have first pick of spring’s new arrivals. Read More
Baking with Olive Oil
Apr 21, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Olive oil cakes are popping up all over café menus and upscale restaurants. After one bite, it’s easy to understand what all the craze is about. The flavor is lighter than butter, and you can use it at a moment’s notice since there’s no need for it to soften Read More
Playing it Safe
Apr 19, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Toddlers lead busy lives, and stopping for a sip isn’t always high on their list of priorities. Staying well-hydrated is especially important as warmer weather approaches. Knowing the signs and stages of dehydration, and what to do if they occur, is important. Read More
The Wonder of Bread
Apr 16, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Before I made my first loaf, many years ago, I had been a bit intimidated by the process. How could such humble ingredients come together to form the crunchy, airy loaves I saw lining the local bakery’s windows. Surely it was something only a professional baker could do. I know that undoubtedly now, many dozens of loaves later, that making bread is not only easy—it’s loads of fun. Read More
Pizza Night
Apr 13, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
We all know kids love pizza. Made from scratch, it can be both healthy and a great way to get your little ones to try new foods. It’s also a fun family project, so get ready for a little mess in the kitchen. Read More
You Are My Sunshine
Apr 10, 2010 | Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel
With baby in tow, sun exposure can be treacherous business. It takes no time at all for the sun to singe delicate baby skin. And all it takes is one sunburn to risk dehydration, or even skin cancer. Read More
Tea Lattes? Yes, Please.
Apr 7, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
I’ve been a religious coffee drinker for years now, decaf being the brew of choice because I want the taste without the buzz. In the evening, though, I prefer a calming cup of tea and this latte hit the spot. Read More
Strong to the Finish
Apr 4, 2010 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Spinach—it’s high in vitamin D, calcium, folic acid and is quick cooking. Serve it as a side with grilled chicken or fish and you’ve got a well-balanced meal. Sauté it with garlic, chopped tomatoes and olive oil, toss with pasta and it’s the perfect one dish meal for spring and summer. So, how do you get your kids to eat it? Read More
Surviving April Showers
Apr 1, 2010 | Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel
Volatile April weather can put a damper on outdoor baby fun. If you are one of those folks stuck inside for what feels like the umpteenth time, here are some indoor play suggestions that will stimulate your baby's mind and keep you entertained. Read More