love all fruits, but there is something magical about pears in our
house. Perhaps because it was the first real food Emily ever
tried, it has remained her favorite. Perhaps it is because
are juicy and sweet, with a soft, buttery yet somewhat grainy texture,
that we like them so much. The season for pears runs from
through October, although pears are available most of the year because
of excellent storage facilities and the global market.
are members of the rose family and related to the apple and the quince.
Pears generally have a large round bottom that tapers towards the top.
Depending upon the variety, their paper-thin skins can either be
yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more of these
colors. Finish the article here.
For a delicious Pear
Crisp recipe, click here.
myths about Protein
people may worry about how easily a vegetarian diet can provide all of
the protein we need. The fact is, you don't need a nutrition degree to
have a well-balanced diet with vegetarian foods.
of vegetarian foods isn't necessary to get more than enough
protein. It is an old myth that is still quoted that you need
combine certain foods to get a complete protein. Eating
an adequate number of calories per day made up of any normal variety of
plant foods gives us all the protein our bodies need.
Did you know that 100
calories of Romaine lettuce actually contains more protein
than 100 calories of steak? Although there may
be potentially less protein in a vegetarian diet, this is actually an
advantage. "Western" societies currently consume far too much protein. For
the rest of the article and good sources of vegetable protein, click here.
first of September is here already. I am always amazed at how
fast the time slips by. I guess the older we get, the faster
goes. We homeschool during the summer months, but we did
celebrate the beginning of the school year with a "Not Back to School
Party". We all had a blast swimming and playing and watching
expression on the seniors who came to the pool thinking they would have
it all to themsleves on the first day of regular school.
Yesterday we took the children to Sebastian Inlet and enjoyed the
fishing museum and snorkeling and swimming in the tidal pool before the
holiday rush. The place was nearly deserted and we had a
time combining biology lessons and family fun into a wonderful
day. I love having the margin in my life to truly be
enjoy all of God's creation and beauty.
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