A Farmers’ Market Education: Character Traits Children can Learn

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I want my children’s education to be well rounded, and I get excited when I see them apply reading and math skills in real life situations. Sometimes, however, the academic skills they learn at home and in the classroom take a back seat to the development of their character. We’ve been anticipating a new farmers market in our...

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Spring Greens and Shiitake Mushroom  Gratin

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Right now, farmers market stands are shaking out the wrinkles of last years tablecloths, repairing any tears in their umbrella stand covers and looking forward to enthusiastic Arkansans as we shop for the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables. Don’t you just love this time of year? Starting with opening market day and closing...

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10 Ways to Use Cabbage
Apr 12, 16

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Whether you grow your own cabbage or buy it fresh from the farmers market or grocery store, this is the time of year for it. Prices are cheap and the fresh cabbage is tempting enough to buy a head or two. Here are some great ideas for enjoying it. 1. Slaw – Nothing says spring like a fresh bowl of colorful slaw. Here’s a recipe...

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Throwback Thursday {Tantalizing Sides}

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Looking to kick family meal-time up a notch? Try one of these tantalizing side dishes to keep table time fresh and inviting. Sauteed Parmesan Pesto Spinach   Herb Roasted Turnips and Balsamic Vinegar     Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese “Coins”   Honey-Fennel Roasted Carrots   Roasted Brussels Sprouts...

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Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

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by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Julie Kohl of Eggs and Herbs As the leaves change color and the temperature starts dropping, I crave earthy flavors. Savory mixed with sweet. Something hearty and warm. This Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe embodies all of the above. Locally, acorn squash is coming into...

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We’re nearing the end of summer and in addition to school starting and the promise of cooler weather, we now have what every Arkansan gets excited about: FOOTBALL SEASON! Which also means another fun thing: GAME DAY FOOD! Toss those two together with a spicy Arkansas jalapeño, some freshly grated sharp cheddar and a few heaping...

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