March 5, 2018
Spring cleaning can be as simple as putting screens in the windows and clearing out closets, or a whole attic to basement overhaul. Here are some places in your house to consider for the upcoming Spring clean: Books and shelves. These have gotten dusty during the fall and winter. You can also thin out the books you don’t need any longer and donate to a school or library. Doors. Look at the kick plates and areas around the door knobs. They’ve likely gotten dirty and full of fingerprints.
February 18, 2018
The flu season this year has been one for the record books. It has caused school closings, unprecedented numbers of people in the hospital, and long waits at doctor’s offices. But, an experimental drug from Japan may change things for next year. Just this past October, Shionogi & Company from Osaka, Japan, announced that a new drug had promising results. In more than half the people who tried it, the influenza virus was virtually dead within 24 hours. Tamiflu, the antiviral you may be familiar with, also killed the virus in 24 hours, but it only worked in about 9% of the participan
February 18, 2018
It’s easy to grab something easy… but, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it can’t be good! We’ve come a long way from lifeless TV dinners, and Chef Kit has taken it one step further. The popularity of meal subscription services has helped busy people have great meals ready to go. Like meal services, Chef Kit meals are meals that are ready to cook, pre-measured, and (most importantly) FRESH! We love these Chef Kits because you’re saving time and you’re able to try something new. You’re going to love it because you don’t have to sign up for anything! You just come pick it up whenever
February 11, 2018
Just one medium egg is packed with all kinds of vitamins and protein. The whites of an egg are rich in vitamin D, B6, and B12. Yolks are full of vitamin A, D, E and K, and just one egg has almost 8 grams of protein. At just 76 calories for a medium egg, it’s no wonder demand is high. Unfortunately, many farms are seeing demand far exceeding supply, and that is showing up at the cash register. According to the USDA, demand though the month of January has been unexpectedly high, and farms are exporting much more than they were this time last year. Looking ahead, however, it appears that
February 4, 2018
Winter can get pretty grey, and pretty drab. While it may seem that the bright, fresh produce is still months away, winter actually has some great fruits and vegetables that are in season, and inexpensive! This is about the time of year that’s great for hearty vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. Grapefruit, lemons, and oranges are in season now, and it’s a great time for rutabagas, turnips and kale. There are many good reasons for getting your produce while it’s in season. First, the flavor will be unmistakably better. When you’re buying produce in season, you’re picking the exa
January 28, 2018
Open a good bottle of wine, and any vessel will do. But, when you add a bit of art to your drink the experience is that much better. Artland can add a bit of whimsy, elegance, and casual simplicity to your drinks. They’ve decided that the glass is just as important as the wine itself, and art only adds to the experience. To get your collection started, Fresh Madison Market will give you a set of 4 colorful goblets for free when your $25 purchase. Set them out the next time you enjoy a fine bottle of wine, and see if that extra bit of art from Artland makes it all taste a bit better!
January 28, 2018
While there’s no agreed list of “comfort foods,” you know them when you have them. They are the ones that make you smile, drop your stress, or give you warmth. It could be a beef stew or a pan of brownies. What do they have in common? It’s simple: Calories. According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of adults have over eaten or had something “unhealthy” because of stress. We are looking for that little hit of dopamine, the happy chemical in our brains. According to
January 22, 2018
The iron skillet is the work horse of any kitchen. It’s the one that your grandmother swore by, and the same one trusted out in the wilderness. How can one kitchen utensil be so versatile? First of all, it’s virtually indestructible. An iron skillet can go from stovetop to oven and back again. They are naturally non-stick. When an iron skillet is well seasoned, you can clean it easily and count on them to be ready to go. Because cast iron is so dense, the heat distributes easily and it holds the heat longer. It’s definitely one of those cases when the tried-and-true method is always