Archive for August, 2011

Shoo Fly, Shoo

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

There is no better time or place for preparing meals than August in Michigan. No better time or place in the entire world!
This week at the Farmer’s markets you have your pick of fresh blueberries, raspberries or peaches. There were even some apples.

Heirloom potatoes and summer squash from the tiny, cute petit pan to some as long as your arm (they are the ones to use for zucchini bread or cut length-wise, hollowed out & stuffed with something you can bake).

The tomatoes range from yellow to orange to red in shapes little, big, pear shaped & bumpy.

The corn on the cob comes in white & yellow & multi-colored.

There are purple & red & yellow & green peppers of every shape & level of heat.

Here’s a farmer’s market benefit I’ve enjoyed for over a decade. When you buy at the local farmer’s market you won’t have fruit flies!

Bon Appétit, everyone.

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Faceoff on Facebook

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The CWF goal for facebook is to have 1000 people following us by the end of the year. That should be an easy enough goal. I noticed a friend of my son’s has 632 friends.

If you invite your facebook friends to join us by sharing this link, you & your friends will be eligible for a random drawing of all our facebook friends. We’re giving away a bike or kayak from Aberdeen Bike & Sports when our total followers hits 800.

Connecting with others in healthy ways in the real world has benefits too. So, put September 25th on your calendar. On the 25th we’re bringing some national experts to town to meet with us regular people. And, we’re pitting cooking teams from each of our 5 healthy towns against one another for a contest in which they have to prepare a healthy meal appealing to families. In fact, local families will be the judges! We have other fun things planned, too. We hope you will help us make it a great event in which we connect all 5 towns in healthy ways.