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Author: Kim Harshberger

Guilty Pleasures

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on December 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger Well, the holidays are upon us. I don’t know about you but a part of me dreads this time of year. It’s an endless stream of decadent treats that I can’t seem to resist. It has been a tradition in my family to bake loads of cookies and treats in the weeks […]

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Like A (Culinary) Boss

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger As with anything challenging, sometimes we just need a win to keep us going. It’s true with work, sports, parenting, and even hobbies. Sometimes those wins are hard earned, but the ones that come easy can be the most satisfying and invigorating. Do you remember that commercial with the mom in the […]

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From Scratch

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger Alright run to your pantry right now and pull out the xanthan gum, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, and disodium phosphate, we are going to make some ranch dressing! Wait. What? I don’t have those ingredients. Sound familiar? Too often factory-produced products contain unnecessary ingredients to prolong shelf life, a […]

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Put ‘Em Up: Small Batch Canning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Small Batching Canning By Kim Harshberger If hearing that someone cans conjures up images in your mind of dirt-packed cellars filled to the ceiling, you’re not alone. I too had that thought when I embarked into the world of canning. I would can all the things like Erica of Northwest Edible Life. This chick is hardcore and I […]

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A Slice of Life

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on September 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I am not a cheery person. No one ever calls me sunshine. (Well, that’s not true. A salesman did. Once.) I don’t look on the bright side. I don’t give greeting cards with my presents. I don’t volunteer. I don’t have a community, or even many friends. I am terrible about asking […]

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Food Education: Q&A with Stacy Whitman of School Bites

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I confess. I do not have the healthiest relationship with food. My family tends to classify people into two categories; those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. I fall into the latter category, which I don’t think, in itself, is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do have […]

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Home Sweet Home

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I would like to take a minute to talk to you about jam. My love affair with jam is long lived. Jam was one of the many things my grandmother canned. I remember her pulling a quilted jar from her basement stash, bringing it upstairs, and pulling off the layer of wax […]

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Toaster: Free to Good Home

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on July 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I hate the term gluten-free. It brings up a lot of negative connotations, misunderstandings, and sometimes, abject horror. It also doesn’t begin to describe the choice my husband and I have made for our family. To be clear, no one in the family has a negative physical response to gluten. We do […]

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Think Inside the Box

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on June 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger Last fall, I made some sweeping changes to my family’s diet. With a husband who has a family history of diabetes and arthritis, growing kids, and me constantly feeling crummy, I decided to look deeply at the one thing we do every single day: eat. I wouldn’t say that we ate particularly […]

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