Vegetarian Main Dishes are hearty and healthy
Vegetarian dishes are a great alternative to meat-based main dishes for more and more people. They are often lighter and healthier options, but they can also be very filling and enjoyable. Many vegetarian dishes include eggs, cheese and other dairy like sour cream.  Vegan dishes, on the other hand, are entirely plant-based. There are no [...]
Shades of blue are part of bold fall decorating trends.
Time to decorate for fall! That means breaking out the orange, gold and brown, right? Not so fast! The Pantone Color Institute has other ideas. Fall decorating trends this year feature a palette of 10 bold colors like Nebulas Blue, Quetzal Green and Ultra Violet, plus a palette of 5 neutrals that work with all [...]
Do you know what should be in a hurricane emergency kit?
2017 brought untold damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria -- all of which hit in August and September. That is the height of hurricane season! In 2016, the 15 named storms – seven of which became hurricanes – unleashed 60% more energy than the average hurricane season. The storms caused over $11.5 billion in [...]
Easy to pack lunches
Your little darlings are back in school, which means you’re back to packing lunches before you head to work. Suddenly, an already pressed-for-time schedule is crushing the good right out of the morning. So pack your lunches at night if you don’t want to set an earlier alarm. Be sure to pack one for yourself while [...]
The Mid-Atlantic has lots of great places to road trip.
The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is known for being the historic heart of the country, home to commerce and industry, politics and power. What makes up the Mid-Atlantic region? It’s generally considered to be New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. That’s a lot of territory! Whether [...]
August is National Peach Month!
One of the best things to arrive in markets in August are fresh, juicy golden peaches! The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit [...]
a community book club can bring neighbors together
Book clubs are a great way to get to know people. You’re together with a common purpose and at least one common interest. A community book club (or clubs!) will bring its members together over a shared experience with interesting discussions and maybe debates. So how to get that book club started? Know what kind [...]
Road trip in Canada today!
When you live near destinations known for their cultural interest, natural beauty or fun attractions, it’s easy to take them for granted. But don’t! Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary, you’re only a car (or ferry) ride away from a host of great day trips and weekend getaways. Before summer’s over, take in [...]
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