Culinary Arts | Lifelong Learning

Kids Cook Too: Healthy Cooking Classes Have Long-Lasting Benefits

Summer is finally here, which means we now see a steady supply of fresh vegetables from our farm subscription. Luckily, I have a creative and industrious kitchen helper in the form of my daughter, who from a young age has been cooking and learning about healthy eating. A big part of her enthusiasm has been…

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop
Lifelong Learning

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended the 7/15 “Exploring the Water” session, and had a great…

Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground
Culinary Arts | Lifelong Learning | Road Trips

Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground

In search of a little seasonal cheer learning how to make gingerbread houses, we almost didn’t make it back home for the holidays. My son was signed up for a Gingerbread House class in Salem, N.Y. Just 45 miles away on the map, it’s a one and a half hour drive on winding rural roads;…