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Cinnamon Without the Sin

During the summer I allow myself more lazy Sunday-like mornings; it seems like everyone is on holiday anyway, and sometimes it’s so hot I stay up late working outside on my laptop instead. One of the best things about non-harried mornings, any time of year, is baking scones, cinnamon buns or other breakfast treats. Cinnamon buns are one of my favorite things to eat ever, but at about 700 calories and 30+ grams of fat in some bakery cinnamon buns, they often aren’t worth it unless I’ve just finished a marathon.

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Making the Best of a Sub-par Watermelon

We bought a watermelon yesterday. Brought it home, cut into it and found it had already passed its prime. I hate that. It's one of those scenerios that typically involves me insisting I'll take it back, digging out the receipt and setting the offending fruit aside to support our already thriving community of fruit flies (that's what you get for trying to compost). Of course I never get around to taking it back but I do spend a couple weeks irritated over wasting $5.88.

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The Italian Supermarket - Discover New Food With an Italian Flare

It’s true that kids are more likely to eat food they have made themselves than that which someone else prepared and as such may come across as unidentifiable (read: weird) even if they are familiar with all the ingredients. The same applies to new foods – allowing them to choose new produce, new cheeses, different shaped pastas and other food products themselves greatly increases the odds that they will actually eat (and enjoy) them.

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Making the World a Better Place - One Pie at a Time

Not much makes me happier during the summer months than going to a U-pick farm (visit to find one near you) and picking anything, really, but especially tiny, crimson and flavorful strawberries that hardly resemble those found in the supermarket. We eat as many as we can handle in the car on the way home, and for days eat them layered with vanilla yogurt and granola, or make strawberry-rhubarb pie.

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