Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Get Your Kiwi On!

Did you know that Kiwis are native to Northern China?  From China, they traveled on to New Zealand and continuously spread throughout different places around the world, gaining popularity along the way.  Kiwis aren’t often praised enough for their nutritional benefits, but they most definitely should be!  This underrated fuzzy fruit is more than just…

It’s Peach Season!

Ready to bite into a sweet, succulent and tasty piece of fruit?  Look no further and grab yourself a delicious peach!  Peaches are harvested throughout the summer and are now in their peak season, making August the last month to fully enjoy the fresh peaches. It’s no wonder why August is perfect for National Peach Month!…

Summer Fun at the Farmers Market

Did you know there’s an entire week dedicated to farmer’s markets? This year, National Farmer’s Market Week started yesterday (August 5th) and runs through August 11th! It’s a week in which we show recognition to the value these markets bring to our communities.   Farmer’s markets are the perfect gathering place where you can buy…

Watermelon: The Perfect Summer Fruit!

Today is National Watermelon Dayand there’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing fruit than now! Watermelon is a great nutrient-packed summertime treat. It’s made up of 92% water so it helps keep you hydrated during those hot summer days, too.   Did you know that watermelons were first found in northeastern Africa, where they…

It’s UV Safety Month!

UV Safety is so important – in fact, it’s so important that we even have the whole month of July dedicated to it! The summer is in full swing so it’s necessary to be mindful of the amount of time you’re spending in the direct sun. The sun can be extremely harmful if the correct…

Make it a Macaroni Day

Did you know that today is National Macaroni Day?If you’re like me, you know that any day of the year is a great day to celebrate this versatile food. Pasta has gotten some bad press over the last few years, and it’s time to set the record straight. You can have your macaroni and eat…

Sun, Summer, Sandwich!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, summer! I am ready to spend as much of my day as possible outside and I’m sure you feel the same way! As you start to spend more time outside, are you thinking about what simple on-the-go meals you can take with you? Me too.  One of my…

More Papayas Please!

With summer here and the weather getting warmer each day, it’s time to stock up on fruits that offer great taste as well as keeping you cool and refreshed. What fruits come to mind? What fruits do you crave the most on those hot summer days?   You may typically think of watermelon, honeydew, melons,…

Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month?  Whether you’re eating cheese, ice cream, yogurt or drinking milk in your morning coffee, dairy products are one of the largest food groups in the American diet!   Unfortunately, dairy has gotten some negative press over the past few years because many fad diets claim it’s…

Celebrate the First Day of Summer with a Picnic!

The first day of summer, June 21ST, is right around the corner! It’s time to clean off the backyard decks and head outside for some warm outdoor fun. And what better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic!?   Luckily, today is International Picnic Dayand the perfect time to start the summer festivities!  …



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