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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More Walking Can Extend Your Life

“Mom, I need new shoes. It’s been two years since I had new shoes!” my daughter exclaimed as we walked around our neighborhood.  She was about 9 at the time. “I think you might be exaggerating. I bought the shoes you are wearing last fall, so that’s more like six months. Spring is a good…
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Plant A Garden That Excites And Nourishes Your Eyes

The snow is finally melting, so I have begun inspecting our landscape. I want to see if our perennial plants have survived the winter. Usually by this time, our rose bushes are budding, the tall grasses are growing and the lilies are sprouting. I think I see a glimmer of green sprouting, though. As I…
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