Nutrition Matters During Cataract Awareness Month

“I really need to clean the windshield. It’s really dirty,” my husband commented one day many years ago. I was looking straight ahead through the crystal-clear windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle. I strained my neck to peek over at his side. It looked OK to me. The next morning we were out…
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Kids And Gardening: A Good Combination

In my family we all helped with the gardening. We had two large gardens and grew and preserved enough vegetables to last until the next season. I wasn’t always thrilled about all the weeding, picking and cutting, but it was part of the Garden family’s regular routine. I never argued about eating vegetables, either. I…
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Summertime Kitchen Science For Kids

“Mom, what exciting things are we going to do this summer?” my daughter asked. She was about seven at the time. “I thought we would relax and read,” I replied. I was tired from the week’s activities. “Relaxing and reading doesn’t sound very exciting,” she noted. She told me all about her upcoming school activities.…
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Freezer Disaster Prompts Cooking Spree

“Wow, we’re having lots of meat for lunch!” my daughter exclaimed. She was about 4 years old at the time. I was cooking pork, beef, chicken, Italian sausage and a few hotdogs. The meat wasn’t for lunch, though. I was trying to salvage food after someone left our freezer door partly open. An open freezer…
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Springtime Food Scenarios: What Would You Do?

“I’d like to make an egg bake for a brunch, but I won’t have time the night before the event. Can I make it a couple days ahead of time?” my friend asked. I thought a few seconds about a pan full of bread, eggs and milk stored in a refrigerator. Then someone else shared…
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