home economics [cranberries]
cranberries are one of my favorite holiday foods! my granny served them every year at thanksgiving + christmas dinner, however my mom and i were the only ones to eat them. perhaps it was because everyone else wanted to fill up on turkey. i loved my side dishes then… and i love them now. now that we’re texans, i like to whip up a cranberry option with a twist. check out the...
announcements [giving thanks]
are you counting all of the things for which you are thankful this year? boy-oh-boy, we are!! - our health! - our families (how did we get so lucky?)! - our growing knowledge of the school food system, which motivated us to start the wellgro co.! - people like deb eschmeyer, michal pollan, mark bittman, and alice waters… who provide an endless amount of inspiration. (we hope to meet...
field trip [san antonio]
while in san antonio over the weekend, we had the opportunity to explore the city. we were awestruck by this hunk of iron. la antorcha de la amistad (the torch of friendship) is an abstract sculpture that stands 65 feet high in downtown san antonio. the sculpture was a gift from the mexican government to the city of san antonio in 2002. the bright color + modern lines are a juxtopostion to the...
home economics [beets]
exploring beets is kind of new to us. we made them at home for the first time… and they were delicious! we roasted them with a little sea salt, and paired with risotto. try these easy steps from “clean food” by terry walters, to roast up your own bunch of beets. DIRECTIONS preheat oven to 425 degrees F. wrap beets loosely in foil, place in baking dish and bake 45 minutes...
health + phys ed [running]
my first race in over four years is complete! sunday, my sister and i ran 13.1 miles and finished the san antonio rock’n’roll half marathon. below are my top 5 thoughts about yesterday’s race… 1.) mind over matter… you truly can do anything you put your mind to! 2.) music does the body good. band, dj, or random spectator blaring music out of their house, the...
“I hope every American who possibly can will grow a victory garden this year. We found out last year that even the small gardens helped. The total harvest from victory gardens was tremendous. It made the difference between scarcity and abundance. The Department of Agriculture surveys show that 42 percent of the fresh vegetables consumed in 1943 came from victory gardens. This should...