Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kale: It's everywhere!

The kale craze is on. Kale is everywhere: the grocery section, the farmer’s market and even in
Kale is in the same family as collard greens, brussels sprouts and broccoli. The history of kale begins in Roman times. It became quite popular during the Middle Ages as the hardy plant became a mainstay in most diets.
Today, we know that kale is full of beta carotene, vitamin K & C and calcium.

Kale Ragu
In a skillet, medium heat
2 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 lb kale
Cook until onions are soft.
Reduce heat to simmer
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp minced garlic
1 ½ cup water
¼ tsp ground cumin
1 cans cannellini beans
1Tbsp oregano
1 tsp basil

Simmer until beans are cooked. 

Friday, June 20, 2014


June 21st the Summer solstice begins the warm months in the northern hemisphere.

For traditional people, the summer is a time of growth and the beginning of harvests that will provide food through the winter.

For city folk, summer is a time for flowers, iced tea and beach trips.

Greek goddess Horae represents the summer. The goddesses of nature guide the seasons. They are also the keepers of time. Summer is the warming to bring the seed to full growth. The growth to harvest is celebrated by farmers.

For More Information about the Solstice: http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-solstice

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The concept of the roller coaster was developed in Russia during 17th century.During the reign of Peter the Great there were innovations in military, social and entertainment for the Russian People. 

In the beginning ice runs were reinforced with wood supports. By the mid-1800s railroad companies were interested in laying track for entertainment rides. 

By the 1880s the roller coaster became immensely popular. As the economy allowed regular people time and extra money, the amusement parks became a new vacation destination. 

Today, entertainment parks compete with each other for the longest, biggest, most loops for thrills, chills and the story of the date of a lifetime. 

What's your favourite roller coaster?