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The American Table

The American Table

Children & Families First brought their popular “A Taste for Art” fundraiser to Wilmington recently, featuring a gourmand’s paradise at the historic Wilmington Courthouse. Sponsored by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor and themed “The American Table,” the event included opportunities to taste culinary creations by student chefs while shopping unique…

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Worth It? Reflections from a Second-Generation Food Mom

Worth It? Reflections from a Second-Generation Food Mom

I walked down the damp hallway past the entrance to the visitors’ locker room just as my teenage daughter and her friends emerged. Fresh from the game, each held a bucket-sized frozen slushie the color of antifreeze. They stopped, startled. “Are you mad?” one ventured, as their eyes met mine.…

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Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

Is our Gluttony for Gluten Compromising our Health?

The gluten-free diet seems to be all the rage these days; gluten-free foods increasingly line the shelves in all types of food stores and are featured on menus in more and more restaurants. This article will touch on the definitions and risks of gluten consumption, but really, it is the…

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Wellness Wednesday: Warm and Satisfying Comfort Food

Wellness Wednesday: Warm and Satisfying Comfort Food

With more inclement weather on the way, here is a fast, easy, and satisfying recipe for you! I always keep spinach in my fridge for smoothies and salads; it’s a Thayer staple. Another Thayer staple is frozen shrimp. After a long afternoon of first grade homework and swim lessons, I…

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Grass-Fed: What’s the Beef?

Grass-Fed: What’s the Beef?

Until a few years ago, I very happily, and quite simply, based my food shopping decisions on taste and price.  Recently, in my evolution — that has actually become somewhat of a revolution — I have had an awakening and have started focusing on both food labels and menu descriptions. …

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‘A Taste for Art’

‘A Taste for Art’

Children and Families First recently hosted its annual fundraiser, “A Taste for Art for Southern Delaware,” at the Clubhouse at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Guests met and mingled with local artists and enjoyed an amazing culinary experience! One of a series of  “tasty” events, 25% of the proceeds from art…

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TSD Q&A: Cookbook Author Kathy Brennan Tells Us What to Make for Dinner

TSD Q&A: Cookbook Author Kathy Brennan Tells Us What to Make for Dinner

Food writer turned cookbook author Kathy Brennan’s life-long passion for food, writing, and travel began right here in Wilmington. After leaving home to earn her degree, Kathy spent much of the next 15 years or so years traveling, eating (professionally and otherwise), and working as a food editor and writer. Along…

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Wellness Wednesday: Colorful Carbohydrates

Wellness Wednesday: Colorful Carbohydrates

Recently, at meal time, the Thayer family has been making a major substitution on our our plates… And I thought I would share it as a Wellness Wednesday tip. Instead of reaching for white carbohydrates or starches, we’ve been choosing color! We’ve always eaten whole-wheat (brown) bread & pasta…But we’ve…

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Wellness Wednesday: Snack Your Way to Better Health

Wellness Wednesday: Snack Your Way to Better Health

Gone are the days where we eat just 3 meals a day. Now, it’s recommended that we eat every few hours, 4-6 meals. Well, really, not 6 meals but 3-4 small meals, and 1-2 snacks. Creating healthy eating habits is essential to living a healthy life. Healthy snacks are a…

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Happy Halloween! Now, What to Do with All this Candy??

Happy Halloween! Now, What to Do with All this Candy??

As humans, we have the desire to indulge. As adults it is the wedding feast or dinner party. For children, Halloween is the night. In my house this usually means one hour of straight consumption followed by complaints of a stomach ache. Not pleasant and not something I would want…

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