Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save the Desserts for later………….

Planning a Picnic? Avoid ice cream, sticky puddings, and cakes – they are fragile to transport and wasps and other insects love them.

Ohio Festivals – August 9-12, 2018 

August 15, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | 1 Comment
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August 9-12, 2018  48th Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.
http://www.ovams.com/

August 10, 2018  11th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
Tiffin, Ohio
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm.  Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.
http://felctiffin.org/gala/gala-2018/

August 10-12, 2018  Germanfest Picnic – Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
http://daytongermanclub.org/

August 10-12, 2018  North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Ohio
The annual festival will feature Sweet’s corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy musical entertainment, parade, arts and crafts show, amusement rides, games, food, corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament.
http://www.nrcornfest.org/

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

September 2, 2015 at 5:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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With Summer’s last Holiday almost here, Labor Day Weekend, here’s some Perfect Picnic Side Dishes. Diabetes Friendly and Healthy side dishes and it’s all from the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes
Warm weather calls for outdoor picnics! Instead of heavy picnic food, bring one of these healthy picnic side dish ideas. Whether you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly picnic salad recipe or a lightened-up potato side dish, we have easy picnic recipes that will wow your friends and family.

 

 

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Give your traditional deviled eggs recipe a little variety by substituting roma tomatoes and jalapenos for some of the egg whites. We cut the filling with Greek yogurt and the remaining egg whites instead of mayonnaise for a leaner picnic appetizer…..

 
Jicama Radish Slaw

Our healthier coleslaw recipe replaces the traditional fatty mayonnaise with a light rice vinegar and sesame oil dressing. The result is a colorful, low-carb picnic side dish with Asian-inspired flavor…..

 
Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Looking for diabetic picnic dish ideas? You can’t go wrong with classic corn on the cob. This easy side dish comes together with just six ingredients and weighs in at 9 grams of carb per serving……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/perfect-picnic-side-dishes

Ohio Festivals – August 13th – 16th, 2015

August 12, 2015 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 13-15, 2015 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Theme for 2015: ‘Bratty Believes in Bucyrus’ First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/
August 13-16, 2015 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, OhioOHIO 2
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/
August 13-16, 2015 Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.

http://www.ovams.org/
August 14, 2015 Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala – Tiffin, Ohio
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm. Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.

http://felctiffin.org/
August 14-16, 2015 Germanfest Picnic – Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the 32nd annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.

http://daytongermanclub.org/

Healthy Coleslaws and Picnic Salads

July 3, 2015 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Here’s some perfect picnic or family meal sides from the EatingWell website. Healthy Coleslaws and Picnic Salads, make those sides delicious and healthy! Find these and more fantastic recipes on the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
Healthy Coleslaws and Picnic SaladsEatingWell2

What’s a picnic without coleslaw and a salad? Our healthier versions of classic coleslaw are sure to be a hit at any get-together, plus we have potato salads, pasta salads and grain salads to add unique flavors to your meal. If classic potluck salads go fast at your parties, check out our recipes for classic versions made healthier.

 
Mexican Coleslaw
Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-based coleslaw on a taco or on the side…..
Moroccan Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad
The bold flavors of the lemon-cumin dressing in this healthy bean salad recipe make it a wonderful side dish to grilled beef and lamb, yet it’s also a stellar meatless main when served with whole-wheat couscous……
Broccoli-Bacon Salad
A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water chestnuts, cranberries and just a little bacon for delicious results. Our version has plenty of creaminess without all the fat. Make it once and it will become a regular on your backyard barbecue menu……

 

 

* Click the link below to see all the Healthy Coleslaws and Picnic Salads

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_picnic_coleslaws_and_salads

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 26, 2015 at 5:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 3 Comments
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Here’s a helpful hint for grill outs, picnics, or trips……
Fill plastic milk jugs with water and freeze them. The ice lasts almost a week in a cooler.

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