Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Honeydew Melons………….

When buying honeydew melons a good sign to look for is if the melon feels heavy. Also shake and listen for seeds and juice sloshing inside. That means they are separated from the flesh, a sign of ripeness.

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Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes

June 30, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes. Find recipes like; Fresh Fruit with Citrus Mint Dressing, Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs, and Marinated Melon. Find these Recipes and many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes
Sweet and juicy berries, melons, and citrus fruits combine in our favorite fruit salad recipes. These fruity and fun recipes make refreshing sides and sweet desserts–perfect for warm summer days!

Fresh Fruit with Citrus Mint Dressing
Pineapple, strawberries, kiwifruit, and mango combine for a fantastic fruit salad. The tangy dressing is made with orange juice, honey, and fresh mint
Tip: Make a luscious smoothie from any leftover fruit by blending it with low-fat vanilla yogurt…….

Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs
These fruit-salads-on-skewers are great for summer grill-outs.

Tip: Other varieties of melon, such as Persian or crenshaw, also taste terrific in these gingered skewers………….

Marinated Melon
These low-fat, low-calorie melon balls get a fun and flavorful zip from a bit of white balsamic vinegar in berry-flavor sparkling water…………

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/diabetes-friendly-fruit-salad-recipes

Ohio Festivals Sept. 1-4, 2017

August 30, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 1-2, 2017
PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival
Lebanon, Ohio
Great BBQ festival featuring a professional BBQ contest, Live music, FREE BBQ samples during our Peoples Choice contest on Saturday, plenty of the nations best BBQ vendors onsite, KCBS Judging class and a kids BBQ contest
https://pigmaniabbq.com/

September 2-4, 2017 Milan Melon Festival – Milan, Ohio
(This festival website has been compromised and is a reported attack website as of August 25, 2017)
59th Annual Labor Day weekend celebration with rides, games, contests, an antique car show, baby contest, entertainment, grand parade, Queen’s contest and more. Our famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. Attendance: 50,000
https://www.everfest.com/e/milan-melon-festival-milan-oh

September 2-4, 2017 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.
http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/index.html

September 3-4, 2017 Taste of Hudson – Hudson, Ohio
Join us for the NEW Taste of Hudson over Labor Day Weekend. Featuring more than a dozen local restaurants offering “tastes” of their menus; an interactive children’s area; wine & beer garden; more than 75 exhibitors and artists and much more!
http://tasteofhudson.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 15, 2017 at 6:28 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What about the Cantaloupes……..

 
Cantaloupe scores “very good” for potassium, and “good” for a host of B vitamins (B1, B3, B6, and folate) as well as vitamin K, magnesium, and fiber. When the edible seeds of the cantaloupe are eaten, this melon also provides a measurable about of omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid.

Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes

August 3, 2016 at 5:07 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes. Recipes for berries, melons, and citrus fruits combine for these Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes. It’s all from the Diabetic Living Online website! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad RecipesDiabetic living logo

Sweet and juicy berries, melons, and citrus fruits combine in our favorite fruit salad recipes. These fruity and fun recipes make refreshing sides and sweet desserts–perfect for warm summer days!

Peach-Berry Frozen Dessert

Fat-free yogurt and light dessert topping help keep this fruity dessert low in calories, carbs, and fat…..
Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Lime Topping

Top your fruit salad with this summery, lime-accented dip. The tasty topper brings out the best in fresh fruits.

Tip: Spoon the creamy mixture over a summer medley of citrus, exotic fruits, and berries. Or, opt for a simpler fruit mix of apples, grapes, and bananas……
Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs

These fruit-salads-on-skewers are great for summer grill-outs.

Tip: Other varieties of melon, such as Persian or crenshaw, also taste terrific in these gingered skewers……

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/diabetes-friendly-fruit-salad-recipes

Ohio Festivals Sept. 5-7, 2015

September 2, 2015 at 8:50 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Milan Melon Festival
Milan, Ohio
57th Annual Labor Day weekend celebration with rides, games, contests, an antique car show, baby contest, entertainment, grand parade, Queen’s contest and more. Our famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. Attendance: 50,000

http://milanmelonfestival.org/

 
September 5-7, 2015 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.

http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/

 
September 6-7, 2015 11th Annual Taste of Hudson – Hudson, Ohio
This two-day culinary and lifestyle festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend and attracts over 35,000 people to Hudson’s historic downtown. Visitors sample delicious foods from over 20 area restaurants while enjoying live entertainment, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, and a wine and beer garden. Attendance: 35,000.

http://tasteofhudson.com/

Diabetic Dish of the- Fruit Kabobs

February 24, 2015 at 6:13 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, fruits | Leave a comment
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Add some fruit to your meals, and it’s Diabetic Friendly!

 

Fruit Kabobs
Ingredients:

3/4 cup bite size Cantaloupe Chunks
3/4 cup bite size Honeydew Melon Chunks
3/4 cup small fresh Strawberries, hulled
3/4 cup bite – size fresh Pineapple chunks
1 small Banana cut into 1 – inch – thick slices
1 cup Orange Juice
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1 6 – ounce Vanilla Low – Fat or Fat – Free Yogurt
2 tablespoons frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed
Ground Nutmeg or Ground Cinnamon (Optional)

 
Directions:

1 – On eight 6 – inch skewers, alternately thread Fruit chunks and slices. Place Kabobs in a glass baking dish. In a small bowl combine Orange Juice and Lime Juice; pour evenly over Kabobs. Cover; chill Kabobs for at least 30 minutes or up to 60 minutes, turning occasionally.

2 – Meanwhile, for Dip, in a small bowl stir together Yogurt and Orange Concentrate. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

3 – To serve, arrange Kabobs on a serving platter; discard Juice Mixture. If desired, sprinkle Nutmeg or Cinnamon over Kabobs. Serve with Dip.
Nutrition: 62 calories, 0 g total fat, 20 mg sodium, 14 6 carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein

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