Monthly Archives: July 2017


Jerk Tofu with Pineapple

By |2017-07-11T15:57:57-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

This is a jerk you want to invite over for dinner!  “Jerk” technically refers to a way that a meat or vegetable or fruit is seasoned and cooked – slow and over a fire.   It’s a deeply rooted spicy Caribbean seasoning that originated in Jamaica.  Jerk departs a lively, aromatic and uniquely Caribbean flavor [...]

Blueberry Peach Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

By |2017-07-11T15:48:14-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

8 Servings This rich, creamy, mouthwatering dessert is a perfect way to punctuate a delicious dinner or special occasion. Pudding • 1 loaf challah bread (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch thick slices • 2 Tbsp butter • 1 c sliced fresh or frozen peaches (about 2 peaches) • 1 c fresh or frozen [...]

Garlic Basil Ratatouille

By |2017-07-11T15:36:34-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Eggplant, or aubergine as the French and English like to call it, was first cultivated in China in the 5th century. When it was introduced to Italy in the 14th century, it was used as a decorative plant, and when brought to the Western hemisphere by European explorers, it was reputed to cause insanity and [...]

How to Care for Your Skin After Gardening (and Other Summer Activities)

By |2017-07-06T16:19:18-05:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

One of America's most popular pastimes, gardening, has the potential to be quite hard on our bodies. All that digging, raking, planting and trimming in the outdoor elements can take their toll on more than our knees and joints. If we're not careful all that effort to create a beautiful landscape can lead to dry [...]

July Co-op Nickel: Ames Education Foundation, Support our Students

By |2017-07-01T14:42:25-05:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The Ames Education Foundation helps fund educational projects the district is unable to do with their own budget. One of the programs in need is S.O.S. (Support Our Students). This program helps students, who may be from a family that struggles financially, to be prepared with appropriate school supplies in the fall. The Ames Education [...]

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