September is National Better Breakfast Month
I recently read that we are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures this fall, causing the fall foliage to be late in changing. Hopefully that also means no early frosts, but, just to be safe, keep an eye on those forecasts so you’re not caught off guard.
I want to begin by thanking the person who left me the Cleome seeds at the Review. I would love to thank you personally, but this will have to do for now. I am looking forward to planting them and will report their progress, so thank you very much. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Completely out of the blue, our youngest daughter recently proclaimed, “I know your Social Security number.” I was skeptical, but instructed her never to repeat it to anyone because Social Security numbers should be kept secret.
When we went to Disney World this summer, our youngest daughter took an autograph book to collect the signatures of the characters she met. Despite the sometimes lengthy waits, she really enjoyed meeting Disney’s icons.
The cost of groceries and food can put serious strain on a household’s finances, and even more stress on family members. One way families can cut spending is by making smart food shopping choices.
Mornings are busy for most households. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who skip breakfast, consider this: many studies have shown that both adults and children who eat breakfast weigh less than their breakfast-skipping counterparts. Why? One theory suggests that breakfast reduces …
It’s that time of year again where students begin to settle into their school routine of classes, homework and sports. With that includes healthy packed lunches that are nutrient rich and safe for your child to eat. Packing a healthy lunch for your child to eat during lunch improves their at…
Your herbs should be going gangbusters in their containers or in the garden now and it’s time to give them a trim so you can have another full round of growth before cold weather rolls in.
We’ve been spending some time this summer visiting with our old friend, Harry Potter. Like so many others, my husband and I devoured the books as soon as they were released.
Summer is here and fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere, including tomatoes. Tomatoes are most definitely at the top of the summertime food list for many of us.
(Family Features) Fad diets come and go, and as many Americans find, so do the pounds they lose. Most experts agree that eliminating, or drastically reducing, any of the major foods groups from your diet can be detrimental to your health and prevent you from achieving long-term healthy eatin…
Summer holidays such as July 4th provide a break from school and work, but we shouldn’t break from being smart about food safety. More care is needed since foodborne illnesses increase during the summer.
You don’t have to stop enjoying this summer’s fresh produce as soon as the season passes. Preserve the taste of hard-earned fruits and vegetables with canning tips from experts at the West Virginia University Extension Service.
Many folks who had failed gardens last summer are telling me they’re gardening again this year, but got most things planted late because of the uncertainty of the weather.
Strawberry season in Hampshire County never seems to last long enough. While we are able to purchase strawberries year-round from our grocery stores, they don’t quite compare to the amazing taste that local strawberries provide. From strawberry pies, shortcakes and jellies to just plain off …
Gardeners know, and research shows, that cultivating plants is beneficial for us. Gardening has been associated with improvements in attitudes toward health and nutrition, better school performance for kids, and community spirit. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy being outside, get exerc…
Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versatile and healthy, it can be eaten raw or cooked, and is used fresh, frozen, or canned. Asparagus is generally available from April through June.
Did you know salsa is now more popular than ketchup? Salsas, Spanish for the word “sauce,” are low in calories, full of flavor, and available with a variety of ingredients, from tomatoes, jalapenos and habaneras to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even beans.