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An All American Snack for Celebrating!

Sometimes I only hope to make a good popcorn movie.”-Lou Diamond Phillips

Happy Independence Day and in honor of a true American snack food-Popcorn! Celebrating with a healthy true American snack food. Americans have been enthusiastically devouring bags since as early as the 1880’s..Celebrate your fourth with a bag of my favorite-G.H. Cretor’s Popcorn

Popcorn is an essentially healthy snack and they keep it that way, with so many flavors to choose from. My favorite way to enjoy them is on the plane..where it is difficult to find healthy food. I throw a bag of G.H. Cretor’s Popcorn in my carry on and have something to snack on while whiling away the 9 or so hours on the plane  enjoying a movie while flying back and forth to Italy to film my new PBS TV Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: some posts are compensated with product or monetary compensation.  Posting about a product is not an endorsement of a product by Maria Liberati, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm, Art of Living,PrimaMedia, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Gourmet Boutique, a quaint Boston gift shop in the heart of historic Back Bay steps from Boston Public Library and Trinity Church is a true gourmet voyage. An unparalleled selection of sweets fill floor to ceiling display. maxims chocolate Calissons de Aix en Provence, Guerande salt butter caramels, nougats de Montelimar and pate de fruit are staple French sweets. Maxim's de Paris offers an extensive range of these delights taking you on a sweet journey across France.
A Summer’s Day with Archopedico

 

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
– William Shakespeare

 

Summertime is all about enjoying yourself, loose comfortable clothing, comfortable food and comfortable shoes…so when I was asked to try Archopedico shoes this summer I was apprehensive..I love the carefree feeling of summer and my shoes have to keep me in the comfort zone to  get through my busy schedule..  but alas my new  Archopedico shoes and I have not been apart for a week now..where could I find another shoe so comfortable?? or if I had to create a hashtag  for my new Archopedico shoes it would be #ohsocomfortableohso beautiful!  is how I would describe them…anatomical bed for your feet inside and leather upper

 

and with summer flowers and colors they make the perfect summertime shoe..they keep you in the comfort zone even when you have to be on your feet for long hours…

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*Disclaimer- some posts are done in exchange for monetary compensation and.or product.

 

 

Gourmet Boutique, a quaint Boston gift shop in the heart of historic Back Bay steps from Boston Public Library and Trinity Church is a true gourmet voyage. An unparalleled selection of sweets fill floor to ceiling display. maxims chocolate Calissons de Aix en Provence, Guerande salt butter caramels, nougats de Montelimar and pate de fruit are staple French sweets. Maxim's de Paris offers an extensive range of these delights taking you on a sweet journey across France.
Summer Days and Summer Snacking

 

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
-Dame Edith Wharton

 

Summertime requires carefree yummy but light, ready to go snacks for days by the pool or on the beach or at a picnic. One of my favorites has been Nonni’s Thinaddictives Mango Coconut Flavor. Perfect for those lazy hazy days to just kick back relax and enjoy..but also perfect to accompany a dish of vanilla gelato, some fresh pineapple or a dish of pudding or eaten alone..and a portion is only 100 yummy calories

 

 

Hope to see you at the Gourmet Food and Wine Show in Atlantic City on July 24th and 25th at the Claridge Hotel. Stop by my booth for sampling of recipes from my books and some of the products you have seen on my blog! Stay tuned for more info…

For more recipes get your copy of any of the books in the award winning book series

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Thanks to the new and talented  bloggers that completed my Food Blogging 101 program at Bucks County Community College this summer..Much succes to you in your blogging ventures..if you are interested in Food Blogging 101 we are goisng to begin again in the fall, email [email protected] ofr dates, time and more

 

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Ravenna…Terme Beach Resort, Frittata with Parsley

Sigmnd Freud, could not have said it better:

A great harmony Ravenna turned out to be full of delights, Theodoric, almonds ,figs from the tree by the mausoleum of Theodoric, old churches ,a museum, a pinewood sung by Dante,peaches, wine and coffee all blend together in a magnificent harmony….”

Ravenna, where art meets the sea. A city with a story that has been told by many literary greats from Oscar Wilde to T. S. Elliott, Dario Fo, Dante Alighieri, Bocaccio, Machiavelli

#foodtravelwellbeing…. Ravenna..a place I recently explored for an upcoming segment of my new PBS TV Show..a segment on wellness travel. 

 Our  rejuvenating stay in Ravenna was  at Terme Beach Resort, a place that is uniquely situated with the Adriatic Sea to one side and Dante’s (named for Dante Alighieri that is) Pines.  A stay there and you too will understand why Ravenna is also famous for it’s world class hospitality!

Built on sandy ground ,with it’s own beautiful beach front views and surrounded by the Adriatic Sea ,Dante’s Pines are conveniently located in front of the Resort…and with the bicycles provided available for use at Terme Beach Resort.. couldn’t resist the experience  of bicycling through the pines down to the Marina of Ravenna. IMG_20150525_193733 the break of dawn and  an early morning view of breakfast on the terrace. at  Terme Beach Resort...what a way to start the day!beach 1Terme Beach Resort   perfectly fits a location in Ravenna, it is also a place filled  with history, founded in 1963 as a thalassotherapeutic centre and in 1991 was recognized by the Italian Institute of Health for the therapeutic benefits of its water that is rich in minerals.

And for a traditional recipe from Ravenna…..

Frittata with Parsley

serves 6

*10 eggs

*1/2 cup grated parmigiana reggiano cheese

*2 tablespoons of flour

*1/2 cup milk

*1/4 tsp salt

*large handful of fresh parsley leaves chopped

Separate eggs, beat first egg yolks in one bowl, then add in parmigiano reggiano cheese, flour and milk. In another bowl beat egg whites with chopped parsley, and pinch of salt, beat till egg whites form peaks. Fold egg whites into egg yolk mixture, till well blended.

Place 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan, warm the npour in egg mixture. Move around the egg mixture till cooked evenly on one side, then flip over and cook on the other side.

Serve garnished with parsley leaves

For more info on Terme Beach Resort

Olive Oils, Summer Pasta Salad,

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

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Now that Spring is well underway with Summer almost here ..the overabundance of fresh produce provides a fresh canvas of colorful fruits and vegetables for any kitchen.  And what better way to pay homage to some of that fresh produce than to pair it in a recipe with extra virgin olive oil!

 

Olive Oil has now become an ingredient Americans are obsessed with..  and rightly so….the USA is now producing it’s own award winning Olive Oils in California..but we have to give credit to the olive trees and methods that were brought to the USA from Italy that got this all started..

Thanks to places like Secolari Olive Oil for bringing these olive oils to us and giving people the chance to experience and learn how to use and select their olive oils. Thanks to everyone that came to my book signing and cooking demo at Secolari olive oil in Columbia. Maryland this weekend.

When choosing olive oils look for olive oils that are : extra virgin and cold pressed,  have an aromatic scent,  are rich in color.. And store your olive oil in a dark glass bottle or container and be sure to look for an expiration date on the container. Olive oil should come with an expiration date.

And if you could not join us yesterday at Secolari Olive Oils in Columbia, Maryland, here is one of the recipes from the cooking demo, an easy, cold pasta salad:

Summer Pasta Salad

*1 lb of artisan pasta

*zest of 1 fresh (organic) lemon

*1 can of albacore tuna packed in water (flaked)

*1 handful of fresh parsley chopped

*3 scallions finely chopped

*3 tablespoons cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil

Cook pasta till al dente.. Place drained pasta in bowl, add in chopped scallions, flaked tuna. Drizzle with olive oil, stri to distribute ingredients evenly. Zest lemon on top of salad and top with chopped parsley. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top and parsley sprigs on the side.

For more great recipes, get your copy of these books from the award winning book series The Basic Art of Italian Cooking, winner of the Gourmand World Awards:
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Location & Directions to the Library

 

303 Union Avenue (behind the Stratford Fire Company)
(856) 783 – 0602

‘Shinrun-Yoku’ and an Apricot Mousse

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The apricots have begun to make their appearance into summer and while on this morning’s ‘shinrun-yoku’ my mind was intently concentrating on what to do with a basket full of fresh apricots….and fresh mint overflowing in the garden… here is the answer…

Chocolate Topped Apricot Mousse

For Apricot Mousse:

* 2 lbs of fresh apricots-washed, cut in half with pit removed

*3 tblsps sugar

*2 tblsps butter (unsalted)

For crumble:

* 1-16 oz chocolate bar (containing at least 60%  cocoa)

*Almonds-3 ounces-peeled ,chopped

*3 tblsps butter (unsalted)

*4 tblsps flour

*3 tblsps brown sugar

*1 tablespoon powdered unsweetened cocoa

For Cream: Place halved apricots in a pan with sugar and butter, cook for 10 minutes over low to medium heat or until the apricots have lightly caramelized. Remove from heat, place in food processor till creamy.

For crumble:

Place butter on bowl until room temperature and softened. Place in flour, almonds,sugar, powdered cocoa. Blend together. Grate chocolate bar and mix in. Place in refrigerator till mixture has a firm  consistency. Remove from refrigerator and grate dough (using cheese grater with larger holes). Grate onto a piece of baking paper placed on a cookie sheet.

Preheat oven for 300 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, separate crumbles gently with fork or fingers. Let cool.

Divide apricot cream into 4 glasses and top with chocolate crumble,garnish with mint leaves and serve.

For more recipes get your copy of

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition-winner of the Gourmand World Awards

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The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style

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Hope to see you soon at some of my upcoming events

 

Want to learn to cook in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy?  Some spots available now for private and semi private cooking classes, including culinary market tours here In Abruzzo, Italy? If interested, email for my schedule and availability at

[email protected]

Have you ever dreamed of being a food blogger? Share your love of food with the world.. If so join me in my food blogging classes in the Philadelphia are in the month of June at:
*Temple University- Ambler Campus in Ambler Pennsylvania  http://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3041214

*Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585584/maria-liberatis-food-blogging-course-at-delaware-valley-university

*Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585582/newtown-maria-liberatis-food-blogging-101-course-at-bucks-county-community-college

*Burlington County Community College-Food Writing-http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585588/mount-holly-maria-liberatis-food-writing-course-at-burlington-county-college

*Private and Semi Private Food Blogging Classes also available in Abruzzo, Italy and Rome Italy at various venues upon my availability. Email for my schedule and information at :  [email protected]

Here are some  upcoming cooking demo/book signings also

*See you at Stratford Public Library in Stratford, NJ on June 11th, register here http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585589/stratford-celebrity-chef-maria-liberati-cooking-demo-at-stratford-public-library

Sunday, June 7th, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars,

The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, cooking demo, sampling and book signing

Secolari The gift of artisan oils, vinegars & other enrichments  http://secolarievoo.com/

– See more at: http://www.marialiberati.com/blog2/#sthash.KAEoep7K.dpuf

A Sunny Day in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Flowers Blooming, Fresh Asparagus with Crepes..

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A sunny Spring Day driving through the mountains of Abruzzo… enjoyed the sunny quiet hills of Sainte Marie

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And the flower show in Tagliacozzo..with Spring colors all over the place..not to mention the sunny spring weather..an unusually warm but still ever so lovely day

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So besides the flowers blooming. asparagus are in season and at their most delicious this time of the year..one of my favorite treats of Spring that adds a beautiful  green to the scenery..and one of my favorite ways of using asparagus besides eating them steamed is a recipe that originates in Abruzzo..Crespelle con Asparagi..Crespelle are a version of crepes from Abruzzo..here is the recipe

Crespelle with Asparagus

Serves 4.

For crespelle:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • freshly grated Parmigiano–Reggiano cheese
  • 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt

Wash, clean, and steam asparagus. Cut off tips.

Place  ricotta, grated cheese, whole egg, egg whites, asparagus tips, and pinch of salt in a bowl. Blend with wooden spoon and set aside.

In another bowl, place in all ingredients for crespelle. Blend with wire whisk. Heat a nonstick crêpe pan and cook crespelle. Use 1 tablespoon of crespelle batter  for each crespelle. When finished with batter, stuff crespelle with ricotta mixture.

Lightly butter a casserole dish. Place filled crespelle in dish. Top with freshly grated  parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until top of crespelle are golden and the cheese is bubbly Serve.

**Love hearing all your Spring Holiday Food Memories. Please don’t keep them all to yourself. Share them here with all our readers!!

For more great recipes get your copy of the books in the Gourmand World Award Winning Series The Basic Art of Italian Cooking

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Join me for these upcoming events

Want to learn to cook in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy?  Some spots available now for private and semi private cooking classes, including culinary market tours here In Abruzzo, Italy? If interested, email for my schedule and availability at

[email protected]

Have you ever dreamed of being a food blogger? Share your love of food with the world.. If so join me in my food blogging classes in the Philadelphia are in the month of June at:
*Temple University- Ambler Campus in Ambler Pennsylvania  http://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3041214

*Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585584/maria-liberatis-food-blogging-course-at-delaware-valley-university

*Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585582/newtown-maria-liberatis-food-blogging-101-course-at-bucks-county-community-college

*Burlington County Community College-Food Writing-http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585588/mount-holly-maria-liberatis-food-writing-course-at-burlington-county-college

*Private and Semi Private Food Blogging Classes also available in Abruzzo, Italy and Rome Italy at various venues upon my availability. Email for my schedule and information at :  [email protected]

*See you at Stratford Public Library in Stratford, NJ on June 11th, register here http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585589/stratford-celebrity-chef-maria-liberati-cooking-demo-at-stratford-public-library

Other Events Info:

Sunday, June 7th, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars,

The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, cooking demo, sampling and book signing

Secolari The gift of artisan oils, vinegars & other enrichments  http://secolarievoo.com/

 

Thursday, June 11th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, Stratford Public Library

303 Union Ave, Stratford, NJ 08084, cooking demo, sampling and book signing

Stratford Public Library http://www.stratfordlibrarynj.org/

 

Would you like to be featured on http://www.marialiberati.com ? email [email protected]

*National PBS TV show sponsorship (http://thebasicartofitaliancooking.com):

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm is becoming a National PBS TV show, some sponsorship is still available, If interested in speaking to the production team about sponsorship contact : [email protected] and align your product with one of the most visible brands of Italian Culinary and Travel!

Mother’s Day Brunch-Cheesecake Torta with Fresh Strawberries and Oranges and Food Blogging 101

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If you are preparing for a Mother’s Day Brunch here is one dessert you want to include..light and healthy also easy to make so you can spend more time with Mom!

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Cheesecake Torta with Fresh Strawberries and Oranges

8 ounces  ricotta cheese (whole or part skim)

8 ounces plain Greek Yogurt

8 ounces (Regular or Light) Cream Cheese

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp grated orange zest

4 ounces of unsweetened dark chocolate

5 fresh strawberries hulled and sliced

1/2 orange, peeled, cut into slices

1 package of strawberry gelatine

Crust

16-20 Savoiardi or lady fingers or graham crackers-crushed

1 tablespoon butter melted

1 tablespoon sugar

 

Crush cookies, add in melted butter and sugar and place in bottom of spring form pan that has been covered with parchment paper. Press till the crust goes partly up the sides of pan

Place ricotta cheese, cream cheese, yogurt in bowl, add in sugar and then beat in eggs one at a time, add in vanilla, beat till well blended. Crush dark chocolate and stir  pieces into.Add in orange zest.  cream cheese mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until firm. Let cool. When cool top with strawberry slices, orange slices. Brush gelatin on top of fruit and place in refrigerator till gelatin is set

 

For more recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking series books now:
The Basic Art of Italian  Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-Second Edition:
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The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style

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The Basic Art of Italian Cooking

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Want to learn to cook in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy?  Some spots available now for private and semi private cooking classes, including culinary market tours here In ABruzzo, Italy? If interested, email for my schedule and availability at

[email protected]

 

Have you ever dreamed of being a food blogger? Share your love of food with the world.. If so join me in my food blogging classes in the Philadelphia are in the month of June at:
Temple University- Ambler Campus in Ambler Pennsylvania  http://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3041214

Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585584/maria-liberatis-food-blogging-course-at-delaware-valley-university

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585582/newtown-maria-liberatis-food-blogging-101-course-at-bucks-county-community-college

Burlington County Community College-Food Writing-http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585588/mount-holly-maria-liberatis-food-writing-course-at-burlington-county-college

Private and Semi Private Food Blogging Classes also available in Abruzzo, Italy and Rome Italy at various venues upon my availability. Email for my schedule and information at :  [email protected]

 

See you at Stratford Public Library in Stratford, NJ on June 11th, register here http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/585589/stratford-celebrity-chef-maria-liberati-cooking-demo-at-stratford-public-library

Other Events Info:

 
Sunday, June 7th, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars, 
The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, cooking demo, sampling and book signing
Secolari The gift of artisan oils, vinegars & other enrichments  http://secolarievoo.com/
 
Thursday, June 11th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, Stratford Public Library
303 Union Ave, Stratford, NJ 08084, cooking demo, sampling and book signing
Stratford Public Library  http://www.stratfordlibrarynj.org/
 
 
Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch Lemon Honey Syrup, Fresh Fruit Macedonia

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Fresh kiwi from region of Lazio..lots of fresh kiwi…… a lemon from Amalfi…what to do, what to do..use it quick..a fresh pineapple and kiwi macedonia

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Kiwi Pineapple Macedonia with lemon honey syrup

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1 lb fresh kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 fresh pineapple, cored, peeled, cut into cubes

1 fresh lemon

3 1/2 tablespoons honey

 

Place cut kiwi and pineapple in a serving bowl. Squeeze lemon and place juice into small saucepan, add in honey, place over low heat and stir till honey has melted. Then allow mixture to continue to simmer for 10 minutes ,stirring frequently. Mixture will become a syrup. Pour mixture over fresh fruit, stir. Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes till cool and serve with a fresh mint leaf garnish.

 

For more recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking

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*Interested in having your own food blog? If you are in the Philadelphia area I will be guest lecturer for Food Blogging 101 in June.

Check out the dates and places on front of www.marialiberati.com

questions on this email [email protected]

 

Mother’s Day….Gift Guide 2015

 

 

This Mother’s Day surprise that special Mom in your life with a special gift or treat yourself to some of these Mother’s Day worthy treats. Lots of product hopefuls arrived and were tested out in The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm kitchen and the following are the ones selected as Mother’s Day worthy!:

 

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm favorite place to get the Ultimate gift basket for Mom..the perfect basket to make  Mom feel really special on that special day…there are so many baskets to choose from..a basket for any Mom..and the products included in each and every basket are deliciously delightful..this one is one of our favorite healthy gift baskets, but go to Gourmetgiftbaskets.com and choose yours

 

 

 

For the perfect drink to accompany a Mother’s Day brunch or breakfast ,try the Electric Espresso Maker from IMUSA, love that you can make 3 or 6 cups!

T-Fal electric tea kettle, the color of the kettle makes a beautiful statement in any kitchen and it has a lot of safety features, great for a large pot of tea or just one cup!

For the Mom that loves to cook or to make Mom’s favorite dish try one of these expert graters and Glove from Microplane

Elite Box Grater-loved tis especially because it is like 5 graters in one, a sturdy grater and comes in handy for almost any grating needs, from grating Parmigiano-Reggiano for a plate of pasta to chocolate for the top of a luscious tiramisu

Spiral Slicer.. great to cut spirals of cucumbers or making zucchini pasta or spiral lemon peel to use in an authentic Italian cream..

Or how about the Rotary Cutter for that perfect piece of cheese, makes grating cheese for atop your pasta dish an easy feat

This cube grater in a choice of colors also makes a great decorative piece for your kitchen, you may want to get 1 in each color.

Protect Mom’s hands while  Mom  is making all those treats for you in the kitchen with this glove that protects your hands while grating. Microplane Cut Resistant Glove

 

 

To make Cleaning a Breeze for Mom try these New products

NaturezWay makes these superior products from bamboo

Perforated paper towels that are made from Bamboo and can be used many times over…producing less waste great for the environment too!!NaturezWay also makes drying cloths and floor sponges all from bamboo..all reusable producing less waste and great for the environment. The products work great, loved that they hold up well and can  be reused many times!

 

 

 

For the Gourmet food lover try these yummy products

Gaea Olive Oil.. great  addition to any recipe, a full bodied olive oil from Greece

Free for All Gluten Free Brownie Thins..you won’t miss the gluten,so delicious you can’t eat just one..a yummy healthy way to enjoy a brownie!

Jarlsberg Cheese has become one of my favorite go to artisan cheeses for those gripped Panini sandwiches that need a cheese that melts well,easy to find also and perfectly ‘melty’ for that sandwich that is oozing with cheese!

For a Healthy Spring Smoothie perfect for a Moms Day brunch is this smoothie with sea buckthorn oil and pines wheat grass! Just think ..drink this and you and Mom will have more energy all day long.

SeaBuckthorn oil has many benefits

         Richness of ALL the Omegas (3, 6, 9 AND the rare Omega 7, which is great for hair, skin and nails)

  •          Collagen and cellular boost (especially for dry skin from harsh winter weather)
  •          Skin health and age-defying properties
  •         Antioxidants and Detox power
  •          Immune system support
  •         Cardiovascular supplement
  •         Boosted sun/UV-protection (with warmer, Spring temps, you’re gonna be
  • outside more!)
  •       Gastrointestinal balance
    SPRING SMOOTHIE
  • 1/4 lemon with peel
  • 1/4 orange
  • 2 apple slices with peel
  • 1-2 tsps. Pines Wheatgrass or Super Foods Blend
  • 1-2 droppers of Sea buckthorn oil
  • add in raspberries, blueberries,  strawberries as desired
  • honey as desired to taste
  • purified water
  • Blend all in blender till desired consistency

Pines Wheat Grass..my favorite energy super food!

 

Favorite Snack Pack for Mom, great to bring along for work or to the gym or anytime, these delicious healthy snack packs, grab and go is what we loved about these snack boxes that make Mom’s life easier!

And for a Mom that loves to cook.. here are some book choices

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:DaVinci Style

 

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:DaVinci Style

 

 

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:Holidays and Special Occasions

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The Basic Art of Italian Cooking

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