Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pimm's Cup!

The Pimm's Cup is a great option for a hot summer day. It’s a classic British treat, popular at festivals and regattas – not too sweet or strong (unless you make it that way, of course.). Pimms Number 1 is a smooth, gin-based beverage with hints of spice and citrus. It’s a little uncommon, but you should be able to find it at the liquor store.

For the classic Pimm’s cup, fill a tall glass tumbler with ice, and pour in one part Pimm’s with two parts ginger ale or 7-up. Add a slice or two of orange and cucumber as a garnish – don’t worry; it won’t make it weird. Some people like to add mint leaves as well; do whatever you like!

Spotlight on Crossroads Coffeehouse

Crossroads Coffeehouse is a lovely establishment owned by environmental advocate Mary Devitt. If you're headed to the Shoe Box or APT, it's a great place to stop and enjoy flavorful, sustainable products from local producers.

Visit them on the Web here.

Lead paint: delicious but DEADLY

We at Chow Chat know that eating healthful, tasty foods can aid in reducing the effects of lead poisoning. Our PSA focused on lead paint, but the dust raised through normal activity in older homes can be even worse.

For more information on preventing lead poisoning in your home and community, check out this handy brochure (in .pdf format) here.


If you're interested in the music we used, check it out!

“Let’s Go” by the Feelies
“Crossroads (Live at Winterland)” by Cream
“Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver!
“Mean Mr. Mustard” by Lodge
“Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp
“Beer Barrel Polka” by Myron Floren
“Walking on the Moon” by the Police
“In the Navy (12” remix)” by the Village People
“Cissy Strut” by Trinidad Steel Band

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Money-saving strategies for feeding families

In our features, we mentioned Mary Ostyn's blog, providing tips for saving time and money while raising a large family.

Check it out here!

The Banana Man

Rick Brooks loves bananas. In outtakes from our segment on bananas, he describes the Banana Man from Captain Kangaroo -- with great gusto, I might add.

In our interview, we thought he was making up the sound effects.

He wasn't.