Jun 26, 2013

Frozen Yogurt - Super Easy for the Kids

When the familiar tune of the ice cream truck wafts in the air, my children are giddy.  I get a pit in my stomach.  The song sticks in my brain for hours, the prices are exorbitant, and the ice cream, if you dare to call it that, is chocked full of high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors.  I hate that truck.  There, I said it. 

The other day at the grocery store, I had a brilliant flash of the obvious.  I need to freeze my own frozen yogurt.  Many of you are saying, "Julie, I've been doing that for years."  Call me slow. 

I bought a package like this and popped it in the freezer.  VoilĂ .  Frozen yogurt.
My kids love the packaging.  And I do too.   Cool and refreshing like ice cream, sweet enough to stave off a craving but the quantity isn't enough to ruin dinner.  My kids feel like they have had ice cream.  I feel like I'm letting them indulge in one of the treats of summer but not giving them junk.  And these don't break the bank.  Win-win.

Maybe my next business venture will be to drive my mini-van around the neighborhood rockin' out some New Kids on the Block and selling frozen yogurt for the sake of real food.


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Jun 11, 2013

The Village Market on Wednesdays

If you miss the farmers markets on Saturday, there's now a mid-week option for you.  In the Whole Foods parking lot (Rodney Parham & I-430) on Wednesdays from 4-7pm you will find The Village Market.

Currently the farmers in attendance are Josh Hardin with Laughing Stock Farm, Kelly Carney with North Pulaski Farm, Kent Walker with Kent Walker Cheese, Bob Barnhill with Barnhill Orchards, Andrea Todt with Falling Sky Farm, and Tara Stainton of Rattle's Garden.  Occasionally there is a mobile grill and The Village Market anticipates more farmers joining them throughout the summer.

When shopping at Whole Foods, and it works with your schedule, try to visit The Village Market on Wednesdays from 4-7pm and support our local farmers!

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