Fitness Friday: Happy Hiking

It’s that time of year again when hiking in Vermont becomes a regular weekend activity. Nothing makes me happier. Except being uncomfortable or not bringing what I need. Then I am not a happy hiker. You can find a lot of hiking essentials articles and videos on the Internet, including our own hiking video at […]

It Happened This Week: Loving Veggies, Self-Love, and Vermont Covered Bridges

Just in time for summer bounty, Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, tells us how to fall in love with veggies. One of my favorite tweets of the week from Marc David @psych_of_eating: “Nutrition facts are like #food. Choose wisely, ruminate over it slowly, & check to see that it’s fresh & not outdated.”  Read more here. Did […]

It Happened This Week – Baby Spanx, Healthy Vermont, Food Allergy Awareness

A friend of our blog, FitBottomedGirl, wrote this week about babies on diets, baby Spanx, and disordered eating in children, which is sadly on the rise.  But she offers better ideas to develop a healthy relationship with food for your children, too. Speaking of kids, the "Pink Stinks" campaign for greater gender equality in children's toys […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Zucchini and Eggs

Post number two in our Zucchini-palooza series!  (Check out Robyn's healthy Zucchini Fries recipe from yesterday.) Vermont is an interesting place to garden.  The tomato and potato blights wreak havoc (sometimes), slugs and bugs are hungry and prolific, and the cabbage worms make cruciferous veggies impossible really difficult to bring to harvest.  (If anyone has […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Fun with Fiddleheads

It’s that time of year again, the small window in which Vermont’s forests are flooded with the curling fronds of ferns known as fiddleheads.  A beauty to behold in the woods, these ferns are also pretty darn tasty.  Usually found bordering lakes, streams, and bogs, fiddleheads can also be found in markets for about a week […]

Now’s The Time To Turn Over a New Leaf!

When people think of Vermont, they think of beautiful autumn colors, quaint villages, white church steeples and pastures full of charming black and white Ben and Jerry’s dairy cows. (I know they’re called Holsteins for you aggies out there — but does it really matter?). Well, it’s all true and it’s all here right now. I may not be the best […]

Vermont’s Sugar Season

Down the road from Green Mountain at Fox Run, right at the four-way stop and over a bridge — that’s where Orville Woods makes maple syrup. He sells it by word of mouth. We drove there last night, getting lost along the way. The stars were bright and the moon shone in the metal pails […]