This recipe dates back in time to before I was married and is proof that moderation is key and a little bit of a treat is sometimes worth having–the key is a little bit! At the time, I had just completed my M.S. degree elsewhere and was working as the assistant to the State Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition in the State of PA and we had received inquiries for some new recipes featuring sweet potatoes and/or yams. One of the other Extension Specialists actually loved to cook, whereas my boss did not really enjoy spending time in the
Wellness Focus Calendar/Activity Planners 2012 Versions (also last thoughts on 2011 versions) Just in case you might be interested, there is a nice 2012 American Institute for Preventive Wellness “Action Steps for Wellness” focus Calendar available as a .pdf that you can download as of today’s blog posting date. If you happen to be involved in any health and wellness planning activities for 2012, then here you’ll find a Wellness Activity Planner for 2012. BTW, the 2011 “Action Steps for Wellness” Calendar as of this posting date was also still available and many of those action steps are good ones
To help celebrate the blog site going live this week, I wanted to share this recipe for a classic sensory packed variation on wassail. It can be served as a non-alcoholic beverage or it can be laced with white rum–your choice. Everyone feels welcome walking in the door if greeted by the aroma of a simmering pot of wassail. Sniffing wisps of the pungent spices (cinnamon, cloves and allspice) with top notes of fruity aromas is likely to bring on a flood of pleasant memories from childhood past.
The key purpose of pairing wine with food is to increase your enjoyment of both. Demystify all the mystique surrounding wine pairing with food choices by simplifying it all down to one simple concept of balance.
Since we are about to head into the Holiday season, it is quite likely that you might be considering food and wine pairing when planning any holiday meal(s). It seemed like this might be a good time to share some thoughts about sensory perception and wine evaluation as you start thinking ahead to any Thanksgiving Celebration and beyond. Local wine stores or perhaps actual wineries (if you happen, like me, to live in or near a wine growing region) may feature special holiday tastings and celebrations. You can taste a variety of wines and make notes about any tastings and then decide
Smucker’s CHUNKY Peanut Butter 16 oz size RECALL Details were posted this afternoon on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sensorynutrition