Does anyone know what happened to July? It was here and gone in a flash! I hope everyone is doing well, and that you've gotten to take at least a few days of vacation this summer.
Summer will soon be nearing an end. Many of you will have kids headed back to school, and this is the perfect time of year to spend some special time with them before they go. Even if your little ones are not yet in school, Cooking Smart has lots of wonderful recipes, articles, and tips that will help you make the most of your time together. When you spend time in the kitchen, get the whole family in on the act, and see what kind of fun you can cook up!
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Foot Health Month
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Almond- Ginger Fruit Salad
* 1 yellow grapefruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds, roasted
Divide grapefruit rounds onto 4 small plates, layering slices attractively. Top each stack with about 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. Combine honey, lemon juice and ginger in a small bowl, and drizzle over each salad. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.
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- What qualities do you have that you think would make you a good host for this board?
*A reminder for all of our hosts*
We recommend that you check in on the Community Leaders Forum at least once a week. We also request that you read and respond to all "read and respond" threads, and the Newsletter on the 1st of each month. Our newsletters allow us to know that you are all still here and active, and also keep you up to speed on new things happening on SheKnows!
~Keep your stickie posts to three.
~Post to CL if you're going to be away for more than a few days.
~We have many hosting opportunities still available.
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