Author: Kim Harshberger

Enraptured by raptors: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Kim Brinkmann “I had no idea this place even existed!” This phrase is commonly expressed by first-time guests of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center. The Outdoor Learning Center is tucked back in a corner on the grounds of Pasadena Park Elementary School, hidden among the towering cottonwoods, cedars, and aspens. It is easily […]

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6 Pantry Essentials for Quick Meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger We’ve all been there. It’s time to make a meal and you end up standing staring into the fridge, then the cupboard, then the pantry, then the freezer, and back around again. All you see are ingredients to make food. In my very early years of cooking, the throw-together meal used to […]

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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I put down my fork and survey the table, realizing it’s happened again; we just ate a meal when we weren’t even hungry. The husband and I are so stuffed we can’t move and the girls’ meals lay almost uneaten. I feel frustrated at the wasted money and irritated at my lack […]

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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger In recent years I have noticed that I have a consistent reading cycle. I enjoy reading all sorts of material but I tend to stick with one type for a period time. When it comes to fiction, I most enjoy reading books that are a series. I recently finished the first three […]

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Cooking with Kids

Posted in For You, kids on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I survey the damage and sigh. There are lemon seeds strewn across the counter. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are scattered about the floor. Measuring cups, mixing bowls, and cutting boards fill my sink. I hate cooking with my kids. To be fair, I hate cooking with anyone. I believe preparing food is […]

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My Top 5 Kitchen Tools

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger We have a deal in my house, I cook and my husband cleans. It works well for us. But we have some standards. I am all about efficiency and I hate clutter. He likes new gadgets and wants cleanup to go quickly. So the items that get used the most in my […]

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Real Food in Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger One day I was on a Hulu bender and the same commercial kept popping up. The TV spot was aimed at bringing awareness to food deserts. Well, color me unaware because I had not ever heard of a food desert before. A quick trip to the CDC website helped shed a little […]

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A Month Of Meals

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I have received quite a few questions about what my family eats each week since my post about meal planning was published. I realize how hard it can be to get started or even keep up with meal planning. I also know that the weeks I slack off and get out of […]

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Recipe Review: Enchilada Soup

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger Do you ever feel like your social network suddenly becomes obsessed with a recipe? It pops up on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter suddenly, and with gusto. It’s everywhere. At times it’s hard to know what exactly it is about posts that make them go wild, and I often wonder if the recipe […]

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Meal Planning For Busy Families

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on January 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I might have been spending too much time on Pinterest, but last fall I had an overwhelming desire get it together in the kitchen, so I started planning meals for my family. There were a few driving forces behind this decision. For the first time, I had to start figuring out breakfast […]

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