Around the World in 80 Plates: Maple Syrup of the American Northeast

Long before colonists landed their boats from Europe, the Indigenous Peoples of the First Nations harvested the sap from the maple trees of what is now Canada and the New England region of the United States. Maple syrup is like the tomato, squash, and corn plants; native to the North American continent and if notContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Maple Syrup of the American Northeast”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day!

Theme nights are a fun way to get the whole family involved in making a meal and today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day! What a day to celebrate! Pizza is one of those easy-to-make meals we often forget can bring the whole family together in the kitchen. Get started with this easy Create A PizzaContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day!”

Eat in Season: Pick a Pear

Pears are an easy to find fall fruit and they taste great! They are packed with vitamins and flavor, plus fiber to keep your insides going strong. Pears can be eaten fresh, canned, as juice, and dried. Ripe pears can be eaten alone, or sliced into things meals like oatmeal, in a ham and cheese sandwich, orContinue reading “Eat in Season: Pick a Pear”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Vietnam

Captain Create is in southeast Asia in the small coastal country of Vietnam! A land of lush green jungles, terraced rice paddies, beautiful coastlines, and fresh delicious food, Vietnam has a lot of offer to travelers and curious cooks alike! The tropical climate allows them to grow lots of fruit and vegetables, but many farmersContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Vietnam”

Happy Labor Day // Welcome to Family Mealtime Month!

Happy Labor Day! Did you know that September is Family Mealtime Month? Be sure to have a family meal together this Labor Day, and see what your family has to say about their day! One of the greatest benefits of family mealtime is that those children who grow up participating in regular family mealtime areContinue reading “Happy Labor Day // Welcome to Family Mealtime Month!”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Egypt

Captain Create is in Egypt today and what an interesting country to visit! The Ancient Egyptians created what we usually think of first: those very famous pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Sphinx. But Egypt is not all sand and pyramids! Cities are busy, students are studying and playing sports, people work all kinds of jobs fromContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Egypt”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!

The end of the summer growing season means that our gardens, and farmer’s markets are full of fun and colorful veggies like the eggplant! Eggplants grow all over the world with a lot of different names, and historians all seem to agree that they don’t know who grew it first. There are records of themContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat an Eggplant!”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan

Captain Create has taken a balloon ride to find wild apples in Kyrgyzstan! The country is located high in the mountains of central Asia and used to be a crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road, which connected Asia and Europe to trade goods like spices, foods, porcelain, and most famously, ChineseContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Kyrgyzstan”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days

It is finally peach season! We’ve been waiting for it since last year, and we’ve got recipes ready! Peaches are part of the stone fruit family and are full of vitamins, minerals, and flavor. You can find peaches growing on trees at farms, in people’s yards, and for sale and farmer’s markets and in groceryContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Peachy Summer Days”

Summer means Tomato Season!

Tomatoes are a late summer food and can be any size, shape and color, even though we think of red round tomatoes first. Tomatoes originated in Central and South America. The seeds were spread by travelers and explorers and now grow all over the world. There are over 10,000 different kinds of tomato, and quiteContinue reading “Summer means Tomato Season!”