Winter Fun in the Beautiful New England States: Snow Adventures with the Grandkids


The New England states are famous for winters with lots of beautiful, powdery snow and often, clear blue skies. If you are outdoorsy folks, you and your grandkids have probably had many ski and snowboard adventures in the past. But why not try some new winter adventures such as snowshoeing, dog sledding Snow Tubing or sleigh rides? There is even the opportunity for more thrilling snow experiences such as a snow safari in an all terrain vehicle. Check out Ask Granny’s choice of  gorgeous winter recreation areas and plan your family winter travel. Snow Tubing Zooming down the hillsides on Read More

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Gifts for Those Consummate Travelers

Travel Gifts

       You may know a person like this: She is always on the verge of another adventure to South America or Africa or he is packing for yet another Mediterranean cruise. Those who travel often can be a challenge when it comes to birthday or holiday gifts. What do they need? Forget the travel pillow or cosmetic bag; here are some of Ask Granny’s truly unique and creative site ideas with hundreds of gifts for your traveler friends. You may even find something you’d like to put on a gift list for yourself! Matador Network:  Here are travel Read More

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DVT and its effect in sports

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Sports and beauty medicine is important to many athletes. Sometimes certain conditions can have a negative effect on our appearance and cause us to be a little self-conscious. DVT is one such medical condition, and can be treated, resulting in an improved self-image. The website here, depicts one case of DVT affecting sports athletes in today’s society. Deep Vein Thrombosis, is a blood clot caused by limited blood flow. The surrounding environment athletes are subject to can affect the body’s circulatory system and cause Deep Vein Thrombosis. Travelling conditions, whether it be road, railway or airborne, and should be considered Read More

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Aunt Mirella’s Recipes for Grandchildren. No 4

goats cheese

                                                               GOATS CHEESE MOUSSE WITH  RED PEPPERS Ingredients: One packet of  goats cheese 1-2 red peppers A pinch  of salt and  ground black pepper A drop of Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( adjust the oil at the end) Preparation: Roast the peppers in the oven or on a griddle pan if you prefer. When the peppers are soft – gently peel off the skin. Cut the peppers into strips and Read More

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Root Vegetables for Fall Suppers

Root vegetables

When the barbecue is packed away for the season, thoughts turn to hearty oven-cooked meals eaten before a warm fire. Here are some healthy and satisfying recipes for roasted or steamed root vegetables to help you use the last of your garden goodies. Roasted Root Vegetable Medley: Pare and cut into bite-sized pieces your choice of the following veggies: carrots, turnips, baby potatoes, parsnips, onion, beets, kohlrabi and celery. Add cloves of garlic and sprigs of rosemary, sage or thyme. Salt and pepper to taste, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and toss. Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Oven-roasted Read More

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Children’s Games 2014. Best Digital Math Games for the Grandkids


             You can count on the fact that your grandkids love video games. They love the superheroes, the adventures and the challenge to reach new levels of play. Why not add an educational video game to this year’s Christmas list? Here are math games and activities for all ages and they’ve been ranked as winners by media professionals. Get those number skills going and watch the grandkids have a great time too. For 3-4 year olds Tally Tots is a downloadable app that teaches toddlers to count from one to twenty. When the child counts along Read More

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