Ready, Set, Scout

My youngest son, a new Cub Scout, is working on the Bobcat Trail. This week, our Cubs are reviewing a unit on food and healthy choices. With a school holiday yesterday, the boys packed a picnic lunch and we ate outdoors on a blanket. The picnic basket (otherwise known as a small insulated cooler) included fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein–and life skills in the making.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or