How to Maintain a Healthy Heart & Lifestyle in Honor of American Heart Month

2021-02-10T21:50:08-05:00February 10th, 2021|

 By Melissa Kaufman With Valentine’s Day celebrated during February, hearts are a common symbol and a recurrent appearance. But in addition to being the month of love, each February marks the arrival of American Heart Month. This annual commemoration raises awareness for the number one killer in America: heart disease, as noted by the American [...]

An At-Home Date Night … with a Recipe from a Local Home Cook

2020-12-30T12:10:02-05:00December 30th, 2020|

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or just looking to connect with your partner, Date Nights aren't as easy as they once were. We talked to Arden Hawes, a self-taught home cook and the author of the food blog The Ardent Cook, about some ways to make a date night at home feel special. [...]

Living with Littles: Christmas Cookie Traditions (plus recipes!)

2020-12-15T22:36:22-05:00December 15th, 2020|

Photos and text by Michelle Reese Is baking cookies a Christmas tradition in your house? I grew up in a house where baking was a favorite activity year-round, but especially at Christmastime. I have fond memories of baking with my mom and sister while watching holiday [...]

Fresh Fruit Season Is Here: The Benefits & Local Spots

2020-07-13T10:45:43-04:00July 13th, 2020|

By Erin McNelis “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Albert Einstein While most people might not have a violin, they can have that bowl of fruit, especially now that summer is here. Fruit, eaten in [...]

Grilling, Smoking & Barbecuing: Outdoor Cooking Tips from a Chef

2020-07-07T23:17:26-04:00July 7th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Cooking outside is always a popular summer tradition. I mean, does it even feel like summer until you've fired up the grill? This year, due to COVID-19, you’ll probably be doing it more than ever. For one thing, dining at restaurants comes with all new restrictions that [...]

2020 Philly Farmers Market Guide

2020-05-26T11:59:27-04:00May 26th, 2020|

Summer is THE season for farmers markets, and while many things will be different during summer 2020, farmers markets in Philly are able to proceed with precautions in place. Despite restrictions due to coronavirus, farmers markets are still the best place to get local and organically grown fruits and veggies and other homemade items. The [...]

Cinco de Mayo en Casa: Ways to Celebrate at Home in Philly

2020-05-04T23:31:22-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5 as a celebration of Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Frankly, it’s more widely celebrated in the United States than it is in Mexico, but these days, we’re all about celebrating anything we can! PLUS, it falls on a [...]

Philadelphia Mother’s Day Guide 2020

2020-05-01T23:30:13-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Mother's Day 2020 is Sunday, May 10. And even though the holiday is likely to look different this year for many families, Moms still deserve to feel special ... even if you're celebrating from 6 feet apart. In fact, she'd probably appreciate some extra love this year more than ever! Read On For ... Ideas [...]

Living with Littles: Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

2020-03-14T20:42:08-04:00March 14th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Local parades, festivals, storytimes and more have all been cancelled. But now, more than ever, our families could use some light-hearted fun! Whether your family hails from the Emerald Isle, or you're just pretending to be a wee bit Irish for the holiday, here are some ways you can celebrate St. Patrick's [...]

The Flavors of St. Patrick’s Day at Home

2020-03-14T12:09:33-04:00March 14th, 2020|

St. Patrick's Day is a popular time to go out for a few drinks and some Irish dishes. While it's always fun to "cheers" the holiday with the Irish folk in your community (even if they're just Irish for the day), health concerns surrounding COVID-19 are keeping most people at home this year. No [...]

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