Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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June 14, 2017

By PilotLight

Berry Bonanza: savory stuff

By Brenna O’Dea Berries are some of the sweetest summer treats to find at the farmer’s market. But they are good for more than just desserts. This one goes out to all of you born WITHOUT a sweet tooth. Personally, I cannot relate to you…at all. I have quite the insatiable sweet tooth. It is […]

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June 12, 2017

By PilotLight

Berry Bonanza: sweet stuff

By Brenna O’Dea We are already headed into our second week of June. Crazy, right? The sun keeps getting hotter and hotter and we are getting hungrier and hungrier. One of my absolute favorite childhood memories is going blueberry picking. Well…not so much the picking part…but the EATING part. I would pick as many as […]

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June 7, 2017

By PilotLight

Three Cheers for Cherries: savory stuff

By Brenna O’Dea We’ve covered the sweet stuff when it comes to chowing down on cherries, but before you dive into dessert, let’s serve up something scrumptious for dinner. Cherries are one of the sweetest fruits around, so you might not think to add them to your next savory dish. But when combined with some […]

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June 6, 2017

By PilotLight

Three Cheers for Cherries: sweet stuff

By Brenna O’Dea Happy June to one and all!! May is already miles away in our rear view mirrors, I mean seriously, where did the time go?? Summer is already flying by way too fast, but with a new month comes new opportunity…a new opportunity to EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS. National Donut Day is done, and […]

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June 1, 2017

By PilotLight

Thoughtful Thursday: linger a little longer

By Brenna O’Dea By now we have spent our Mindful Mondays mulling over mornings at the farmer’s market, adventures-en-mise-en-place, and beautiful bread baking. This week we bring you a Thoughtful Thursday post, and we hope you all had a delightful and delicious Memorial Day. This week we bring you the grand finale…the moment you’ve all been waiting […]

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May 24, 2017

By PilotLight

Summer 2017: tasty trends

By Brenna O’Dea Summer 2017 is starting and we could not be happier…or hungrier. With the new season come new trendy tasty treats. We aren’t always all about food trends. Sometimes they are just plain silly. Anyone remember purple and green ketchup? Yeah, let’s leave that part of the past behind us. But sometimes, funky […]

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May 22, 2017

By PilotLight

Mindful Monday: baking bread for a clear head

By Brenna O’Dea Summer is heating up fast, so here is your weekly reminder to SLOW DOWN. We all know that feeling. June will be here before we know it…July 4th rolls around and we cannot believe how quickly it is all flying by…and soon enough we will be unpacking those vacation bags and packing up […]

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May 10, 2017

By PilotLight

Spotlight on Pilot Light: Food Advocacy Projects

By Brenna O’Dea Food Education. What exactly does it mean? You hear us talk about it all the time, but sometimes the definition can still be a bit hazy. Is it the same as nutrition education? Is it all about eating food or is it about cooking food too? Well, kind of yes and kind […]

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May 8, 2017

By PilotLight

Mindful Monday: adventures en mise en place

By Brenna O’Dea Ah, that lovely feeling. It puts your mind and heart at ease. All of your stresses and worries melt away like butter on toast. The feeling you get when finally, “everything is in it’s place,” or “mise en place” as they say. The carrots are peeled, the garlic is pressed, the onions are […]

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May 3, 2017

By PilotLight

Pink & Purple Produce: what’s in season & what to do with it

By Brenna O’Dea The farmer’s market can be a lil’ funky this time of year. Some of your summer staples are not yet in season…you play the waiting game…grabbing an underripe tomato here…a loaf of bread there…oo is that a donut stand in the distance? Before you know it your basket is filled with more […]

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