Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont Winemakers to host fifth annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Vermont winemakers are hosting their statewide Wine and Chocolate Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Fifteen wineries around Vermont open their doors to visitors and will feature samples of their wines with a chocolate confection or another dessert. Many have partnered with local chocolatiers to offer homegrown pairings—flavors only found in… Read More »

Eat and move in the right direction

Eat and move in the right direction

By Marcia Bristow Photo by Craig Thomas Are nutrition and health related? In other words, is healthy eating important? Of course! Like finely tuned machines, our bodies need the right fuel (food) and regular maintenance (movement, lifestyle and mental attitude) to maximize health and achieve their full potential. Each of your food and exercise choices… Read More »

Local nutrition and fitness counseling practice welcomes new addition

Local nutrition and fitness counseling practice welcomes new addition

Marcia Bristow, certified specialist in sports dietetics and owner of Fueling Fitness of Shelburne, has been helping people achieve their personal weight, health and performance goals since 2010. This year Fueling Fitness will expand its reach as Bristow welcomes Maddie Kinzly to the practice. Kinzly is a 2013 graduate of the University of Vermont dietetics program… Read More »

Statewide youth culinary competition now accepting teams

Statewide youth culinary competition now accepting teams

Applications are now being accepted for the 9th annual Junior Iron Chef Vermont, a culinary competition for Vermont middle and high school students who are looking to show off their skills in the kitchen. Junior Iron Chef Vermont challenges teams of students to create healthy and delicious dishes made from local ingredients, which will ultimately… Read More »

Wine and spirits fit for a celebration

Wine and spirits fit for a celebration

The highlight of the upcoming holiday season is often the gathering of friends and family for a seasonal meal. Whether hosting and planning a full menu or attending a holiday get-together, keep in mind the perfect wine and spirit pairings for either a traditional feast or a more modern soiree featuring a variety of hors… Read More »

Mandated lunchroom veggies hitting trash in some schools sparks debate

Mandated lunchroom veggies hitting trash in some schools sparks debate

A new school lunch study touts visual proof kids are tossing federally mandated fruits and veggies into trash bins less than a month before congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program requiring healthier school lunches. The new University of Vermont study, published online in Public Health Reports on Aug. 25, is the first… Read More »

Alfresco with Fido: Dining with canine class

Alfresco with Fido: Dining with canine class

Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets are not allowed inside establishments that serve food due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to accompany their pet parents. However,… Read More »

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