Misfits Market Box

If you haven’t heard about Misfits Market yet, you are going to LOVE hearing about it now. This is a new on-line produce subscription business that sells organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers right to your door. Amazing!

Their goal is to support local farmers, prevent food waste, and help save our environment by selling food that would otherwise go to waste. You can learn more about them by visiting Misfits Market.

We received our first box yesterday and the variety and quality of the produce was exceptional. All organic. All fresh. We choose the Mischief Box which is only $20 per box. Delivered right to our door.

My son, Benny who is only 4 years old, couldn’t wait to get his hands on these grape tomatoes. He didn’t even wait for me to wash them! We are looking forward to getting our weekly shipments and since we don’t know what’s in the box, we are anticipating the surprise!

If you are interested in giving it a try, use this link to get 25%-30% off your first order: http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/elizabethcerrato. Please note that I was not asked or paid to discuss Misfits with you but thought it was such a great bargain and company, that I had to share it with you.

Happy Eating!

Elderberry Syrup

What is a natural and delicious way to avoid the flu and colds this winter? Elderberry Syrup!

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Did you know that elderberries help boost your immune system and are packed with antioxidants. They are also high in vitamin C, fiber, rich in anthocyanins and much more! They can help prevent getting a cold or flu or shorten its length if you already have it. Definitely worth having this powerful berries during the winter season!

You can buy Elderberry Syrup online or at your local pharmacy, but it is so very easy to make at home and much less expensive. These make great gifts for family too. Plus, you can alter this recipe to suit your needs. If you prefer the syrup less sweet, add less honey. I made these as gift for my family and they all loved it.

I purchased cute glass jars and the organic elderberries on Amazon. Be sure to store your syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Adults, take one tablespoon per day and Children, take one teaspoon per day. Your kids will love it, its very yummy! Hope it helps keep you feeling well this winter! Try making your own homemade Elderberry Syrup today.

Enjoy!

Winter Cooking Camp

We are happy to announce that Food Jules will be offering a Winter Cooking Camp!

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Our summer camp is always so much fun and such a great experience for the kids, we thought we’d offer a winter session as well. Below is some information on our camp:

With this cold weather outside, wouldn’t you rather be inside the kitchen with Miss Liz, where we’ll cook and bake warm, healthy and comforting meals and sweet treats. We’ll make hearty soups and stews, lasagna, muffins, cookies and more!

Each week, this hands-on class will teach students the skills necessary to make these wholesome, savory meals. They will learn about nutrition, healthy eating habits and how to work in a team! Students will receive their own cookbook with all of these delicious recipes at the end of the session.

Reserve your spot ASAP as classes fill up very quickly. Our max for each session will be 15 students, ages 7+.

Dates/Time: there will be TWO sessions: Friday evenings (3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6) 6-8pm OR Saturday afternoons (3/17, 3/24, 3/31 and 4/7) 3-5pm

Cost: $175 per child (sibling discount, $175 for first child, $150 for each additional child)

Location: United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Rd, Monroe CT 0646

If you are interested in signing up your child, email me ASAP liz@foodjules.com. Classes fill up very quickly. All registrations due by Feb 15th.

Looking forward to another fun camp!

 

 

 

Summer is here!

In just a few short days…. our 2nd summer cooking camp will commence!

The kids will be cooking with fresh summer ingredients and making delicious, nutritious foods that all will enjoy! We will bake sweet French crepes and serve them with mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries….

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cook creamy Summer Asparagus Soup….

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chop and assemble fresh ingredients from the farmers market for our Summer Panzanella Salad….

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Our Food Jules cooking classes teach kids how to enjoy such a large variety of fresh, nutrient dense foods… teaching them the ease of cooking and baking delicious recipes… all while fostering relationships with new friends and healthy food.

 

 

Julian is with us.

Today, November 8th, 2016 marks Julian’s sixth birthday – the day this beautiful, sweet soul came into our lives.

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It was a cold, snowy fall day. As a matter of fact, his entire life here on earth with us was filled with lots and lots of snow. It snowed on Christmas while he was home with us. I remember watching the snow fall almost every day while we were at Yale for those three weeks in January 2011. There were such high snow piles in our yard on the evening that I came home on January 19th, the day that Julian died.

So, as you can imagine every time it snows, we think of him and it makes us smile to think about his soft face and his gorgeous big eyes looking back at us.

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Meet our son, Julian.

Even though Julian isn’t physically with us, I know for a fact that he is with us. I am always pleasantly surprised by all the signs that are around. They remind me that he is here, loving us, guiding us and as I write this, I smile thinking about it and about him being present with us on such a deep, emotional and spiritual level. I believe and it makes me happy. I could tell you countless stories of these signs and some would amaze and surprise you. Some may seem “coincidental” if you believe in coincidence, as I used to. Now, I believe everything is around us and guiding us in our path. To me, there isn’t coincidence. It’s much deeper then that. People come into our lives at certain times for reasons beyond what we know. It’s all part of our journey in life here on earth.

Do you think there is more to life then what we can see? That there is “something else” at work here? That our souls continue on? Do you have faith in something extraordinary?

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If you acknowledge it and are open to it, it is amazing. We love you Julian and we feel your eternal presence, love and guidance. Thank you for teaching us about what is truly important in life.

Happy Birthday to our sweet, handsome little man.

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