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{Kitchen Tip} : Helping Kids Help Themselves

By | August 26, 2013

image by Rubbermaid Products (Please note, this picture is merely an example and we do not encourage or promote feeding your children these “foods” that are pictured here!) Many parents send us questions about how to get kids more involved in the kitchen, how to accomplish kitchen tasks with little ones underfoot, and how to Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Freezing Bananas

By | August 19, 2013

How oftendo you have bananas sitting on your counter turning brown before you can eat them all? Every week? Once a month? For me, I can typically find bananas for around $.39/lb and organic bananas for $.49/lb, so when they are on my list, I pick up a bunch to eat on for the week. Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Using Greens Before They Go Bad

By | August 12, 2013

image by desegura89 How often do you have a bag of spinach in the crisper and forget about it? Is that just me? I have an unopened bag in there right now that I know I need to use up in the next day or two, but I also know that is not always realistic! Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Cut Down on Dirty Dishes

By | August 5, 2013

I spent many years of my life being a nanny, mainly for infants but occasionally I would take on older kids as well particularly during the summer months. One thing I quickly learned is that kids go through a lot of dishes! I could spend entire afternoons at the sink washing away if I hadn’t Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Preserving Fresh Herbs

By | July 29, 2013

How do you preserve fresh herbs? This time of year basil, dill, rosemary, cilantro and mint can be taking over the garden so it is important to preserve those flavors to last until next summer! Here are a few simple ways to preserve herbs: Dehydrate: Place herbs in single layers in your dehydrator. Dehydrate on Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Using Kitchen Shears

By | July 22, 2013

image credit Hands down, the most used tool in my kitchen is my kitchen shears. I truly use them every single time I am in the kitchen. If you don’t have a pair yet, here is a pair that have lasted me for awhile (I find they need to be replaced every year or two, Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Flash Freezing Fruit

By | July 15, 2013

image by MattJiggins This time of year brings about an abundance of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, peaches and so much more! For me, I want to capture every last possible flavor and hold onto it for the long winter ahead. How is that possible? Through dehydrating, canning, and flash freezing, you can preserve the flavors Read More

{Kitchen Tip} : Measuring Sticky Liquids

By | July 8, 2013

image by Siona Karen As you know by now, around here, we don’t use any white sugar. Actually, we don’t use any refined sugars at all. So what do we use instead? Raw honey, maple syrup, molasses, sucanat, and coconut sugar are the sweeteners most commonly found on the shelves of a real foodie’s kitchen. Read More

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