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Grilled Cheese & Homemade Tomato Soup: The Perfect Comfort Food for Fall

By Amy Haggerty on September 24, 2015 1 Comment
Homemade Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Guest Post by Katie Parker of Veggie and the Beast With the arrival of chilly evenings and cooler weather, I’m craving comfort foods. Warm soup and a hot sandwich hit the spot. Personally I love that ultimate combo—homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With local tomatoes and fresh basil in season at your […]Read More »

3-2-1 SNACK!

By Jill Holter on September 8, 2015 0 Comment

Backpack snacks, after school snacks, on-the-way-to-practice snacks . . . Lakewinds has you covered. Try our simple formula for colorful, nutritious and delicious munchies you can grab and go. Choose something from each category below and liven up your snack offerings. Buy ingredients in bulk at Lakewinds to save money and avoid packaging waste. Reusable […]Read More »

Co-op Guide to Savoring the Season

By Katie Volney on September 2, 2015 0 Comment

As summer draws to a close and fall begins, it’s time to transition from summer to fall produce. We’ve got the lowdown on what to pick, preserve, store and savor this fall to make the most of produce while it’s fresh. Enjoy in-season produce now: Tomatoes, herbs, peppers – depending on the weather, they might […]Read More »

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Holter on July 6, 2015 1 Comment

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Jill Holter on May 15, 2015 0 Comment

With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

Composting 101

By Amy Haggerty on April 8, 2015 0 Comment

Spring has sprung, and many of us are likely diving into garden planning. It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, vibrant garden starts with soil, and composting is a great way to start strong when it comes to your soil game. We’ve listed out the three easy steps for starting your compost: Contain […]Read More »

Winter Skin Care: Natural Tips from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on January 13, 2015 0 Comment

Our skin is the body’s largest organ—it acts as a water resistant, insulating shield, protecting the body against extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. But the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter can really test the limits of this protection, leaving us itchy and chapped. Since it protects US, it makes sense that […]Read More »