Changing environment, learning new language and new culture,being a wife and a mother, living far away from families and friends, I have come to share my views, thoughts, feelings, ideas on so many things that I cherish.

May 05, 2013


May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate the fifth of May with the delicious tastes of Mexico. Learn more about Mexican cuisine in our Mexico World Series article. Introduce your baby to Mexican flavors with Mexi-Veggie Chile Stew, make Empanadas with your toddler, or cook up a Cinco de Mayo dinner fiesta!

May 3 - 9 - National Herb Week: Trade in the saltshaker for herbs this week. A pinch of fresh herbs adds flavor to everything from a simple pasta to a fancy roast. If you have a little baby and want to begin introducing some awesome flavors, check out our article on Baby-Friendly Herbs, Spices and Natural Flavors. Certain herbs are known for the flavors they give to international cuisines. Read Cooking with Herbs to learn how you can create a dish to delight your family's taste buds.

You can also celebrate National Herb Week by growing some herbs.  They are very easy to grow, and do well in the garden or in containers (indoor or outdoor). With a small investment of potting soil, and seeds or starter plants, you can be snipping fresh herbs all year long! 

May 12 - Mother's Day
: Thinking about a Mother's Day breakfast in bed? Start dropping hints now! Feel free to share this link to our Free Healthy Breakfast Tip Sheet with the aspiring chefs and kitchen helpers in your life. They'll be thrilled to read how easy it can be to serve up a healthy breakfast to the Mom in their life. Relax and enjoy your Mother's Day.
May 27 - Memorial Day: Memorial Day started after the Civil War as a holiday to remember those men and women who served in the Armed Forces.  Over the years, it has become a major family-oriented holiday and the unofficial start of summer. Get your family together, fire up the grill and celebrate Memorial Day and National BBQ Month with a backyard family party. Check out our Kabob Fun article for kid friendly meals on a stick or try a Brazilian inspired BBQ of Churrasco with Fresh Salsa.
At Fresh Baby, we want to remember America's fallen heroes and thank all of the great people who bravely serve our country to protect our freedoms. 
May is National Salad Month: Salads and summer go together! They're a favorite side dish or starter for many families.  To learn more about the variety of greens available at local markets, read Healthy Eating: Salad Greens.  Get creative and turn a salad into a complete meal by adding seasonal fruits & vegetables, and a protein such as beans, nuts or grilled chicken.  We'll be sharing great salad and salad dressing recipes throughout the month on our Peas & Carrots Blog.

The freshest picks of the season include Apricots, Asparagus, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Honeydew Melon, Lettuce, Mangos, Mushrooms, Onions, Leeks, Peas, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Spinach, and Strawberries. Speaking of strawberries - it's National Strawberry Month!

Strawberries are ripe for the picking in many parts of the country, so now is the time to enjoy the local harvest. This succulent, heart shaped first fruit of spring is a favorite with kids of all ages. Learn more about the delicious, nutritious strawberry in the Healthy Eating: Strawberries article.   And be sure to enjoy a Strawberry Smoothie or Sweetheart Parfait at least once this month!

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