October 2013


Wild Mushroom Panini


  INGREDIENTS: canola oil cooking spray flour for dusting pan 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL 10 oz sliced chanterelle mushroom ( or your favorite variety) 300 g salt and pepper to taste 1 medium shallot, finely diced 1 1 [...]


Pairing Kids and Pets To Promote Learning


A new educational program is building on children’s natural affinity for animals to encourage kids to be more calm, confident and caring.   The program promotes the virtues of shelter pets—Mutt-i-grees®—and uses them to teach children social and emotional skills. [...]


Hundreds of Dachshunds (and their People!) Take Over Atlanta for Howl-O-Weenie


The Howl-O-Weenie Dachshund Festival is a free festival that features a day of fun events for Dachs-hunds and people alike on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be located at Liane Leve-tan Park at [...]


Making Smart Decisions About Video Games


If it sometimes seems that every young person you see has a video game in hand, it may be be-cause they do. According to recent research by The NPD Group, 91 percent of kids – more than 60 million across [...]


Sleep, the Lost Frontier


In our age of electronics and hectic lifestyle, almost everyone is sleep deprived. Lack of enough quality sleep is a major problem that I observe in families today. Sleep is not only important to our bodies, it is equally important [...]


Beef Pops with Grainy Mustard Sauce


Each beef skewer is a luscious mouthful of perfectly grilled, tender steak and a plump grape tomato served with a tangy, herb-flecked mustard sauce for dipping. Canola oil is used in both the marinade and sauce to balance their textures [...]


Toward Pain-Free Gardening


You can lessen the aches and pains that can come from growing a beautiful garden if you heed the advice of gardening expert and author Melinda Myers:   Smart Gardening • Vertical Gardening – Garden up. Grow plants on a [...]


Great Growing Ideas


Recent research by United Minds reveals some fascinating facts about Americans’ relationship with green spaces. For example, the Global Green Space Report, produced by the Husqvarna Group, found: • 74 percent of people would like their children to spend more time [...]


Atlanta Resident Completes 77-day Wilderness Expedition


Jordan Cohen, 25, of Atlanta, Ga. recently completed a 77-day wilderness expedition traveling in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).   To begin the semester-long journey, students took to the water in sea kayaks. The beautiful Marl-borough [...]


Breakfast at Southern Sweets


Southern Sweets has a long history of excellence as a bakery with incredibly scrumptious cakes, pies, cookies and other sugary delights. In recent years, it has also become popular for lunch. Now you can have all the great food and [...]

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