FISH FRIDAYS

Lent began Wednesday, February 14, 2018, starting the 40-day period leading up to Easter that many Catholics observe. Eating fish on Fridays is a long-standing Lenten tradition, but a day without meat doesn’t have to be a fast – you can make it a feast with simple family dinners, easy lunches and dishes worthy of…

HOW TO CHOOSE A FLORAL CENTERPIECE

The holidays are here.  Wondering what to do for a centerpiece? These flowers are the focal point of your table, but choosing the right centerpiece isn’t difficult.  Here are tips for choosing the perfect centerpiece for your next dinner party. DON’T CHOOSE A CENTERPIECE THAT IS TOO TALL  When your guests are sitting and enjoying…

TAILGATE TIPS FOR GAME DAY

Tailgate parties. Gone are the days of simply bringing a sandwich and a six-pack to consume on the back of someone’s pickup truck before the game. People now throw elaborate parties which might not only be a pre-game celebration, but a party for fellow fans lasting throughout the game! We found some tips to help…

ROASTED BELL PEPPERS

Fall is a perfect time to roast Bell Peppers when they are abundant, beautiful, and seasonably well priced!  So many of Fall’s recipes call for Roasted Bell Peppers and there is no reason to pay the price of jarred Roasted Peppers when they are so easy to roast yourself!  (And taste better too!) Oven Roasted…

GET YOUR LUNCHBOX GROOVE ON!

It’s that time of the year again….Back to School!  It can be challenging to come up with healthy lunch ideas.  Having a plan for what to pack for lunch will make the school year a whole lot easier and eliminate “lunchbox boredom”. Choose a Lunch Storage System. Brown bag?  Bento Box?  Lunch Totes?  There are…

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING TIPS

There is still plenty of summer left for outdoor entertaining! Make sure you’re prepared by following these entertaining tips and ideas! PREP YOUR YARD Get it clean and in order the day before; mow the grass and free it of debris, toys and tools. CLEAN INSIDE Don’t overlook spaces where guests may be – entry…

MICHIGAN BLUEBERRIES…A BLUE-TIFUL HEALTHY FOOD!

Blueberries are Michigan’s pride and joy, available fresh from July to September and easy to freeze so that they can be enjoyed throughout the year!  Most nutritionists consider blueberries a super food.  Why? Blueberries have consistently been recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity. These tasty berries offer twice as many health-giving antioxidants…

FIRE UP THE GRILL!

Nothing is more quintessentially summer than preparing and eating your food outside. If you haven’t already, it’s time to fire up the grill. Consider these 5 steps to Healthy Grilling this season: MIX IT UP!  What you choose to grill is just as important as how you grill it!  There is more to life than…

WHY DRINK FRESH SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE?

Here are Eight Good Reasons! 1. It’s Much More Delicious Than Store-Bought! 2. There’s Chemical Flavoring in your 100% Pure OJ!  Even when it says, “100% orange juice,” and the label only has one ingredient (orange juice), the juice is likely to contain added flavorings which manufacturers don’t have to include on the label. (Because…

CONFUSED ABOUT OLIVE OILS?

BULK OLIVE OIL IS NOW AVAILABLE AT HARDING’S WOODBRIDGE! Organic Extra Virgin, Garlic Infused Extra Virgin, Greek Extra Virgin made from Kalamata Olives.       Self Serve.  Only $5.99 btl What You Need to Know About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Extra-virgin olive oil is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. While you…