One of Jeff's favorite veggies is brussel sprouts. To make them yummy, we roast them. Simply toss in olive oil and salt, maybe some balsamic vinegar, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees until golden brown.
We are discussing another Jeff over dinner tonight. This Jeff is a cartoon character created by Slime Monster Studios. If you want to see more information about this monster, please … [Read More...]
Through my involvement in Nurture, I am happy to say that next week will be a fun and busy week with Food Day! Here are some of the events I'm looking forward to:
*A nutrition education lesson in alignment with Food Day’s theme of “Eat Real Food” for students at Community School. This event will take place on 10/15. Read more here.
*A hands-on cooking lesson and lunch for the 8th graders at … [Read More...]
Here in the Wood River Valley of Idaho, we have a wonderful program called Trout Friendly Lawn. The mission of this program, created by the Wood River Land Trust, is a big broader than the idea of not putting chemicals on your lawn. Water conservation is also a key part part of the program, as is the use of native plants.
When we put in our own lawn, we hydro-seeded (instead of putting down … [Read More...]
I'm so excited that after three years of being in rental houses, we are finally settled in to our own house and property. Back when I first started Healthy Kids Exchange and the blog area Garden Tales, we were living in the Midwest in an entirely different climate. In Illinois we lived on an acre property that we turned into our own little "farm" with multiple vegetable gardens and seventeen … [Read More...]
We've finally settled into our new home in Ketchum, Idaho, and of course a main priority was getting some greens planted right away. Yes, this is the easiest way to get a start on edible gardens. Growing Greens is so easy and provides such rewards.
I love when kids come over to visit, and they are immediately attracted to the small greens garden we have in our back yard. I encourage kids … [Read More...]
I spent this morning brainstorming with 8th graders about their 12-week Food Unit and individual projects. I spent the most time with two particular groups, one focused on CSPI's Food Day and another working on a culminating event for the unit. I was inspired by the ambition of these students, who are working on a plan to bring Anna Lappe to our local community for a speaking engagement. … [Read More...]
For today's post leading up to Food Day (October 24th), I wanted to post a fun resource from CSPI: TRYIt_HealthyHalloween
I especially like the recipes included:
*Carrot Finger Food
*Cheese Finger Food
Have a happy and healthy Halloween! … [Read More...]