In The Kitchen

I <3 you, avocado... This yummy fruit is loaded with the good stuff.  If you're pregnant, you should definitely incorporate this powerhouse into your diet.  Avocados contain folate which benefits baby's development and mom's continued health.  They are filled with calcium, Vitamins C, E K, B1, B2 and B6. Avocado provides fiber which improves digestion, it is rich in iron and aids in absorption of other nutrients.  It is said that the vitamins and minerals found in avocados can help prevent depression in the expecting mom, assist with leg cramps and even help to combat nausea.  These babies are a… Read More >>
My kitchen smells so good right now, I had to sit down and share what I've just baked up.  I wish I could share the treats with all of you...  Join me on our Thanksgiving morning run if you can! I am hosting friends, family and some neighbors for a fun 1 or 3 mile run/walk Thanksgiving morning.  We will head out from our house and loop through the neighborhood.  A perfect start to the day and it won't involve the crowds of folks that will be participating in our local and large Turkey Trot.  While that's fun and all,… Read More >>
Strawberry season is here, yippee!  We usually go strawberry picking but haven't had a chance to do it yet.  Hmmm, might need to make that happen next week!  Still, we've enjoyed buying local strawberries by the quart.  Clara can sign strawberry and she loves them!  Broma Bakery has a fun recipe for Strawberries and Cream Popsicles.  Wesley helped me cut the strawberries in half before roasting them.  What a beautiful color the berries turn when you roast them.  The "cream" portion of these comes from greek yogurt and milk.  We used whole versions of both since I'm not a fan… Read More >>
I've given in to the fact that the temperatures are dropping.  I absolutely love fall, but was a little reluctant to dive into all things autumn this year.  Last winter was brutal and I would like a few more weeks of sunshine and beach time.  But, the seasons move forward, so I'll go with the flow.  Fresh apples are one of my favorite treats this time of year!  Our CSA has been delivering these juicy babies in our crate the past few weeks.  The thing I love about organic, local apples are the "blemishes."  I do not want my apples,… Read More >>
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