October 26th, 2016
"Ichijiku Ninjin" is a fun Japanese song we just learned that’s a play on words. In the song you count from 1 to 10 while listing vegetables that have similar sounds to the numbers. You can learn Ichijiku Ninjin on our song page where we give a literal translation. We tried to make an English […]
December 12th, 2011
Watermelon radish is a cool-looking vegetable that has a tiny tiny hint of radish taste… it’s a little bit sweet too. We peeled them, sliced them and ate ‘em. Even my 10 year old liked them. So if you see these gems, pick ‘em up and eat ‘em! You’re never too old or young to […]
November 27th, 2009
What a great idea: Edible Schoolyards, where children help create gardens and take part in a kitchen classroom. “Students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing nutritious, seasonal produce”. Perhaps this is part of the answer to instilling a love of healthy food in kids… get them involved in growing and making their […]
December 8th, 2008
Cabbage is a nice, inexpensive vegetable to buy in these difficult economic times. What’s more – it full of nutritious vitamins and antioxidants. It’s one of the cruciferous vegetables that’s been found to be so important for your health. This past weekend I made my mother’s recipe for Cole Slaw that I grew up with […]
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Over 50 songs and rhymes, in French with translations into English. You'll find well-known songs like Frère Jacques, Alouette, and Au claire de la lune, alongside many you may never have heard of. At the end of each item in this book, there's a web address to an online version of the song or rhyme. There we are often able to include sheet music, recordings and videos of performances. We hope this book will help foster a love of French songs and culture all over the world! Order Here!
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