Monthly Archives: June 2012

While many people think Core Exercises are just for flattening their tummy, they really are so much more than that.  (In fact, just doing core exercises is not enough to get that flat tummy… see that Fitness Myth busted in this post.)  Your core muscles (abdominal muscles and lower back muscles) are the main muscles that support your body to keep you sitting and standing throughout the day.  Having a strong core makes your daily activities less tiring because these … continued…

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Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen Tips, Tools & Techniques

This goes a little against my summertime cooking (trying not to turn the oven on), but is totally in keeping with making it simple. I was inspired by a friend who prepared a chicken this way–straight into a hot cast-iron skillet, along with some herbs and vegetables, topped with a touch of oil and onions over all to keep it moist. I use thyme in this version, but I think rosemary would work well, too. (And if it is really … continued…

Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

Now that summer’s heating up, my herb garden is in full swing. Some herbs have already flowered and others are just starting to bloom. Many of my herbs have grown so big that it’s time for them to have a generous haircut; others just need to have a light trimming. My kids love to help me trim my herbs; after all there are so many great smells and tastes, it’s an irresistible task. We usually trim my herbs in the … continued…

Gardening Healthy Habits Healthy, Delicious Recipes Pam Freeman Tips, Tools & Techniques

Summer is here and the kids are out of school and looking for something to keep them occupied.  In today’s culture, it is easy for kids to sit and play video games, or to sit in front of the computer or tv to keep busy.  According to the Let’s Move! Campaign, www.letsmove.gov, the average child age 8-18 spends approximately 7.5 hours per day using these types of media.   As a result, children today are more inactive than ever before. Did … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen Tips, Tools & Techniques

This is a version of the herb-y/garlicky sauce found in Argentina known as chimichurri. Use your favorite herbs and go heavy on the parsley. This is simple, quick and easy. You could make this for a crowd (you get plenty of sauce for people to enjoy in this recipe) almost on the spur of the moment if you’ve got some summer herbs at your kitchen steps or, as I have, in some containers on the patio/balcony. Prep Time: About 10 … continued…

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Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals Summer Grilling

Happy Father’s Day to our male readers! This post is a tribute to men’s health, to keep all of our father figures happy and healthy.  We’ve all heard people joke that men never want to ask for directions, and studies show that includes directions from healthcare providers.  Men are four times less likely to visit a healthcare provider than women, but unfortunately this isn’t because men are healthier.  It’s a well-known fact that women generally outlive men; this is in … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

Believe it or not, today we celebrate being a klutz in the kitchen — June 13 is Kitchen Klutzes of America Day! There seems to be a day for everyone, doesn’t there, though? Nonetheless, this one is near and dear to my heart, because although I am a culinary professional, I have had more than my share of kitchen mishaps, disasters and overall klutziness in the kitchen. In no particular order, here are some of my own disasters: 1. Email, … continued…

Barb Freda Healthy Habits Tips, Tools & Techniques

Everyone probably has a different name for this dish, which is not really a stew at all, but a packet full of delicious ingredients. I know we started eating it here when my boys came home from summer camp. Turns out they had made this and loved it. For weeks, we would enjoy this at least once a week. I marveled at how easily it got them eating onions and carrots. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if kids enjoyed … continued…

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Yeah! The kids are out of school for the summer; this is my favorite time of year! It seems like we talked about things we wanted to do over this break forever. But once the last backpack was emptied and the lunch boxes were stowed away, it became evident that we needed a fun way to keep track of all our ideas. I’ve seen summer activity organization ideas in magazines and on Pinterest but never used a method before. So, … continued…

Entertaining Ideas Pam Freeman Tips, Tools & Techniques

So, one of my little pet favorite things is the Slow Food Movement. And no, this is not about slow cookers. The Slow Food Movement was started in Italy by a group of people who worried that the world was moving too fast, taking us–and all our good food ideas, harvests, dinners and everything that means–right along with it, spinning us away from the good earth and out into the cold, outer space zone of convenience foods that mean little … continued…

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