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Summer is for Dining Al Fresco

While dining out one night at Mario Batalis Babbo, he said to me the pearl Crostada is Love. Yes, my friends, food is love, so serve it up!! Summer love can be found everywhere; in the flowers, in the air, in the water, all the elements. We are particularly lucky to be served up love by the earth with the bounty of food Mother Nature provides. In preparing for summer, I love planting with my children. We plant fresh herbs (although my sage is the lone survivor) and flowers (my sunflowers are late bloomers). With each dig into the soil, Im more amazed at how it all works. We put a seed into soil, add water, sunshine and it grows into something we can eat. Thats a simple recipe for success.

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Dining Al Fresco

Summer is my favorite season because I love to eat outdoors! In my opinion, nothing beats the ambiance or the setting. There is just something about eating with nature as your dcor, in the fresh summer air and while watching the sun setting, that can turn an ordinary evening at home into a very special one. My husband and girls are also huge fans of eating outside. You do not need to go far or even to have a big backyard; a simple balcony will do.

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10 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Its clear that gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy involves eating a healthy and well-balanced diet so that your baby gets all the nutrients he or she needs to grow in a healthy way.Weight GainIn general, you will need to consume up to 300 more calories a day to meet the needs of your growing baby. Ideally you want to gain about 2 to 4 pounds during your first three …

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Tonight’s Dinner Menu: One Pot Wonders

Do you have your back to school dinner plans yet? (And I don’t mean at CPK or takeout!) As summer is winding down, you may be thinking, “Uh oh I have to get serious again about cooking dinner.” Days of al fresco dining will soon be ending. Back to school usually means that meals are now based on your kids schedule; putting it all together between picking them up from soccer practice and helping with homework. It all comes with a certain amount of stress and a lot of clean up.

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Healthy BBQ (Mama Q) Menu

Are you getting your grill ready for Labor Day weekend? Why not throw a healthy and modern “Mama Q” instead of a regular BBQ? Grab your favorite wedges: Theyre best for planning, prepping, and grilling while being so very modern. Oh yes, we are talking shoes here, not lettuce or lemons!