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Willkommen auf dem Oktoberfest

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U). . Rather than repeating the same thing other websites do about Oktoberfest, I took a different spin on this festival.  The very 1st “Oktoberfest” did start as a celebration of Crown […]

How to Save Money with Locally Grown Food

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Continuing from last week’s article: How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets, below are other advantages of Street Markets. I do not normally bring my camera to farmers’ markets. However, when we go on vacation, one of our priorities is to search out street markets in the area.  Every area of […]

How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I am a huge advocate of farmers’ markets.  I wrote a series of articles I wrote to show how anyone can save 40%+ off their food budget.  See 10-Step Supermarket Combination Technique.  I explained that one of the steps is by using farmers’ markets (see Buy Local and Know […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Locally Grown Food

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   . Locally grown food tastes far better than imported produce. Yes, some vegetables might look wonky but the flavour they are bursting with surely make up for that. Locally grown food is likely to arrive on your dinner table within a few hours of being picked. The same cannot be […]

Blue Crabs: Enjoy Them While They Last

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are found in a 524 mile long estuary.  It runs from Cooperstown, NY down to Norfolk, VA.  It runs through Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, and ends in Norfolk, VA. The estuary is fed by 51 billion gallons of water that enter the […]

Pumpkins are Not Just for Halloween, Part 2

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Around Halloween of last year I wrote the article: Pumpkins are Not Just for Halloween.  There is so much information about pumpkins and Halloween, so I thought I would expand on that article by adding “Part 2”. I am always pleasantly surprised when I find out that a food […]

Celebrate Oatmeal Monday with a Whole Grain Super Food

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Monday, February 8, 2016 is Oatmeal Monday. Oats are whole grains. According to the Whole Grains Council, the definition of whole grain is: “whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. If […]

January 1st Month Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . January 1st, or New Year’s Day, is celebrated by every country around the world.  The 1st month tasks sets the stage for new beginnings as does every other New Year’s Day..Each year we have the opportunity to start again and strive to reach the new year’s new resolutions. It […]

Gingerbread: History, Folklore, and Health Benefits

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I find it fascinating that the spices included in this amazing confectionery item were popular centuries ago and yet many are still popular today in many countries.  There are very few food items that I know of which were used in ancient cultures and yet recipes are still around […]

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Because this is the time of year when those baking supplies go on sale, it is a perfect time for this Mighty Minnie. Around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday lots of baking items go on sale.  Until I learned this tiny trick, I bought brown sugar only to find that several […]

Pumpkins Are Not Just for Halloween

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . One of the things that I love most about the different seasons is the different foods.  For example, when I think of autumn, I think of foods such as apples, cranberries, gingerbread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. For this article I want to provide some info about pumpkins because pumpkins […]

November Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Have you ever completed a MAJOR QUICK CLEAN of your home when you know someone will be stopping by and you do not want them to see your house all in a mess?  You can avoid conducting a super power cleanup by being proactive and work short bursts of […]

National Popcorn Month – A Healthy Snack

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Welcome National Popcorn Month! What is more, because popcorn is so versatile, you can use it as a healthy snack and also change the color of items that you add to popcorn and have it during any holiday of the year! What is more, it is healthy and also […]

National S’Mores Day

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . If you decide to have a picnic or during one of your camping trips or even over your barbeque grille in your back yard, why not incorporate National S’Mores Day?  Although apparently the Girl Scouts created this recipe in 1927, I love the press release that was issued by […]

Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Empty Jars

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I have a cupboard full of a variety of legumes: black-eyed peas, black beans, red kidney beans, navy beans, barley, lentils in a variety of colors, pinto beans, navy beans, tapioca, etc.  However, rather than keeping them in the plastic bags they come in, which makes finding the type […]

Creative and Frugal Kitchen Utensils Storage

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Do you have a variety of kitchen utensils: serving spoons, a variety of different types of spatulas (metal flippers, fish spatulas, baking, silicone, icing, etc.), whisks, graters, knife sharpeners, and the list goes on and on? Are those utensils within easy reach of where you need them, when you […]

National Blueberry Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . July is National Blueberry Month.  Did you know that early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk? Native Americans also made tea from blueberry roots, and used blueberry syrup for coughs. They called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end of each berry – the calyx […]

Watermelon Seed Spitting Week Trivia

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Hello and happy summer!  In recognition of Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 26 through June 29), I thought it would be fun to provide some fun trivia. Watermelon is Very Healthy and Versatile It is low in calories: a one-cup serving has only 48 calories. It is a great […]

Fresh Herbs – Fruits and Veggies Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . To continue with last week’s blog entry, another way capitalize on fresh fruits and veggies from street markets during growing season is by using some of the techniques below: I get fresh culinary herbs from street markets for a variety of things and to put a twist on some recipes […]

Herbs: Mint Methods

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Mints of all varieties are herbs.  There are more than 30 species and it is abundant in the summer.  In fact, I was given a huge bunch of the herb by a co-worker last week because she knows how much I love mint.  I got a variety of perks […]

National Fruits and Veggies Month

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . If you have kept up with my blog entries, you will know that I am a huge advocate of locally grown foods and farmers’ markets to save money and yet put healthy food on my table. Keep in mind that there are 2 types of “farmers’ markets”: Street Markets […]

Make A Basic Stock Item for Almost Free

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . As people become busier with their day-to-day schedules, they tend to eat whatever happens to be in the kitchen that can be fixed in under 30 minutes. Fast food restaurants saw the profit they could make by capitalizing on people’s rushed schedules. It was only recently that the Food & […]

Extend the Life of Baking Flour

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn .. . I love Mighty Minnies because these super simple quick tricks and tips always save money and/or time and yet they only take SECONDS to do. That’s my idea of a win/ win situation! . Have you ever purchased flour or rice or pancake mix or Bisquick or cream of […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of […]

Underused and Delicious Superfood

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . February 16th is “National Almond Day”.   Almonds are technically seeds rather than nuts. They are the seeds inside the fruit of the almond tree and are related to peaches, cherries, and plums.   They have the highest levels of protein, fiber, and calcium than all other tree nuts. […]

Popcorn Dog Rattle

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I just love it when I find great bargains that my dog will love. I love it even more when I can make those items from stuff that I normally would recycle or trash. One toy that many dogs LOVE, and that is almost free, is a “rattle”. You […]

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