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Tomohiro Matano

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4 Easy Step to Fall Yard Clean-Up

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Sep 18, 2017 6:36:44 PM

Last week we talked in specifics about how to take care of your vegetable garden in the fall so it will be all ready for you next spring. But your vegetable garden is only one aspect of your outdoor landscape. Fall yard clean-up gets you ready for winter and even helps you next year. Taking the right steps now will help you in the spring and keep your yard in shape year-round. So what should you be doing to clean-up your yard in the fall? 

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Topics: tips and tricks

5 Steps for Fall Garden Clean-Up

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Sep 11, 2017 12:22:50 PM

As fall sets in it's time to start thinking about preparing your garden for the winter. Fall garden clean up in the fall is an important step to maintain long-term garden health and keeps your garden looking tidy. Here are 5 steps to get you started.

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Topics: tips and tricks

5 Weeknight Dinner Tips for Busy Families

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Sep 6, 2017 3:52:52 PM

Back to school has gotten underway. And with it comes homework, after school activities and just generally hectic schedules. Our crazy schedules can make having a healthy family weeknight dinner next to impossible many days but it doesn't have to be that way. 

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Topics: tips and tricks, Meal Planning

Insta-Pot vs The Slow Cooker

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Aug 29, 2017 7:39:22 PM

The Instant Pot is the latest rage in so many kitchens. In fact according to GeekWire on Amazon Prime Day “24,000 Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cookers, compared to 182 the previous Wednesday.” Those are amazing stats but is it just hype? I mean chances are you probably have a slow cooker/ crockpot or 5 in your kitchen already and who doesn’t love the fact that you can let it go all day without thinking twice?  At least that's what I thought. So in my quest to squash my FOMO ( fear of missing out) I decided to do some research and find out what the difference really is between the Insta-Pot vs The Slow Cooker. 

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Topics: kitchen hacks, tips and tricks

Fiber-Rich Foods for Your Child

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Aug 22, 2017 9:20:42 AM


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Topics: fiber alternatives, healthy eating, Cooking for Kids

How Much Fiber Do Kids Need?

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Aug 18, 2017 6:35:22 AM

In our last blog we discussed why kids need fiber in their diets and saw the importance and benefits of kids getting enough fiber. But.. how much fiber is needed? How much is enough? 

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Topics: fiber in barley, healthy eating, Cooking for Kids