Healthy Eating: How to Create Perfectly Balanced Meals For Your Family

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Healthy eating is an important habit to instill in our children from day one. Even if you don’t care all that much about fad diets and nutrient ratios, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about the importance of balanced meals by now. Optimized nutrition is essential for long-term health and proper functioning of the human […]

It’s Harvest Time!

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We’ve plowed, we’ve planted, we’ve watered and nourished for weeks and weeks. This is what we’ve been waiting for. HARVEST! The vegetables are ripening at an alarming and exciting rate. Yesterday we drafted out 13 year old grandson for tomatillo gathering and then brought him inside to the stove where he learned to make a delicious salsa verde with […]

Rose Colored Glasses – 7 Rosé Wines That Will Rock Your Summer

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Summer is coming! It’s time to start “Looking at the World through Rosé Colored Glasses”.   In the 6th Century B.C the Greeks were accomplishing one amazing thing after another, giving human beings a big push onto their evolutionary path. Cleisthenes introduced sweeping democratic reforms in Athens, Thespis had his first public performance of a […]

The Class, Charm and “Family Friendliness” of McMenamin’s Winery

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If you want to have a memorable, Family Day… You have to visit McMenamins Edgefield Manor in Troutdale, OR. More specifically, the McMenamin’s Winery. After driving less than ½ hour from Portland we arrived early afternoon with two Grammys, a 21 month old Grandson and respective Son/Daughter. This sprawling property was originally developed as a Poor Farm during the Great Depression and […]