Lettuce Bloom

“Yuck! Bug! Someone squish it!” We have all heard children and adults shouting out like this in our classrooms, backyards and even our homes. But when it comes to our gardens it is important that we know which bugs to … Continue reading

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Spring Chicken Salad

Now that spring has arrived for the most of the world, it is time to embrace all of the lovely spring foods and produce. This Spring Chicken Salad is wonderful – it has the bright and light flavors that we … Continue reading

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Grow an Easy Sensory Garden with Herbs

Herbs are the easiest “sensory” plant to grow in a garden. Children are amazed these plants can smell so good (or bad!) and impart flavor to our food.  Many enjoy chewing chives or mint sprigs, touching fuzzy sage and frilly … Continue reading

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Putting Chia Seeds to Work in Apple Coffee Cake

Chia seeds are a little powerhouse in this refined-sugar-free coffee cake.  Not only are the chia seeds the egg replacer in this vegan breakfast treat, but they also act as a binder for the gluten-free flour.  Not too shabby for … Continue reading

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Quick and Creamy Veggie Dip

With many of us heading into spring break – which often includes visitors, entertaining and heading out of doors – I wanted to focus on a dip that throws together in seconds, and makes even picky veggie eaters delighted.  For … Continue reading

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Thoughts Turn to Spring

Even though there is snow on the ground in many parts of the country, now is the time to plan your garden.  If you had a garden last year, think about what you liked and didn’t like about last year’s … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Veggies at Breakfast

There is something so….healthy about starting your day off with vegetables. It just feels so good. Don’t roll your eyes, I swear it’s true! Ideally, we would eat vegetables at every meal, not just lunch and dinner. I know that … Continue reading

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Get Outdoors and Learn: How to Grow an Outdoor Classroom

As outdoor classrooms, school gardens offer countless opportunities for experiential learning.  Creating one doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process.  Here are some tips to help get your school garden growing: 1. Enlist Advocates Pull together a group of like-minded … Continue reading

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Build it Better: Smoothies

Now that I live in a sunny, warm climate year-round, I’ve found myself turning to smoothies on a more regular basis than I did when we lived in Minneapolis. Smoothies in the winter just never worked for me. But spring … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feeding Eden

My beautiful, smart, complicated son was born 9 and a half years ago.  Right away, he developed severe eczema.  Then came breathing problems, eventually leading to a diagnosis of asthma.  Then we discovered that he had multiple food allergies. In … Continue reading

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