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Cooking with kids needs a little...

Posted by Robin Abel on

When my girls were little, we pushed stools over to the kitchen island so they could help make cookies. We'd get out plastic bowls and put a bit of each ingredient into their bowls so they could see texture and taste differences in the ingredients.  This really took a lot of patience and became impossible when #3 came along but I thought it was important.  Now that the kids are becoming teenagers, I can see how critical those early years were and how important it is to Cook with your Kids! Cooking with kids needs a little... Patience - While...

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Well that didn't work

Posted by Robin Abel on

Many years ago, a friend of mine told me to only use real cane sugar in cooking.  Her husband has crohn's disease and they made major dietary changes which was simply eating real, non processed food.  She surprised me saying that lots of sugar is processed from beets, not a "real" source of sugar.  Since opening a local product store, I am continued to be amazed at how different locally produced food is.  In a time in history when so much of what we eat is processed, it can sometimes be a struggle to eat real food.  I always use cane sugar but am on the lookout...

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