This is a healthy fun recipe for your family and fairly simple to make.
1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 lb baby spinach
1/2 lb feta, crumbled (scant 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
10 (17- by 12-inch) phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, then cook spinach, stirring, until wilted and tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool, about 10 minutes. Squeeze handfuls of spinach to remove as much liquid as possible, then coarsely chop. Transfer to a bowl and stir in feta, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt remaining 1 stick butter in a small saucepan, then cool.
Cover phyllo stack with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a dampened kitchen towel.
Take 1 phyllo sheet from stack and arrange on a work surface with a long side nearest you (keeping remaining sheets covered) and brush with some butter. Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with more butter. Cut buttered phyllo stack crosswise into 6 (roughly 12- by 2 3/4-inch) strips.
Put a heaping teaspoon of filling near 1 corner of a strip on end nearest you, then fold corner of phyllo over to enclose filling and form a triangle. Continue folding strip (like a flag), maintaining triangle shape. Put triangle, seam side down, on a large baking sheet and brush top with butter. Make more triangles in same manner, using all of phyllo.
Bake triangles in middle of oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool slightly.
Pastry triangles can be formed, but not baked, 3 days ahead. Arrange in 1 layer in heavy-dty sealed plastic bags, then freeze. Bake frozen pastries(do not thaw) in same manner as above.
I Became Obsessed with Creating a Hands-on/Screen-Off Collaborative Technology Experience for my Kids.
There’s a long list of topics that you only think about as a parent. The amount of time my children spend sitting in front of a screen has moved to the top of that list.
When the research community talks about excessive screen time with kids, they use terms like sensory overload, lack of restorative sleep and hyper-arousal of the central nervous system. Your child’s sensory system is overloaded while they’re getting no physical activity. We’ve all the seen the zombie look on their faces as they stare at the screen, and the anger they experience when finally pulled away. We are simply exposing them to a set of stimuli that they’re not equipped to deal with. It has become a serious concern for us as parents, and our friends. We’ve all been struggling with how to handle it.
Here in lies the dilemma: How do we prepare our kids for a world dominated by technology without overloading their delicate brains?
There’s a big difference between consuming technology, and using it to create. Those who can use it to create will have a distinct advantage and find themselves well equipped to thrive as the world becomes ever more dominated by tech. For younger kids, creating means hands-on experience. Children have an insatiable desire to understand how the world works and “hands-on” allows them to do that while becoming little technologists.
Kids engage in play with the same intensity we engage in work.
It’s not enough to give a young child a pile of gears and expect them to engage. With Pixi Kits our goal was to capture their imaginations with endearing characters and a fantasy world they would find irresistible. We partnered with an Emmy award winning animator who made his name creating characters that kids love. When combined with the expertise of one of the best design firms in the world, we ended up with toys that teach robotics, electronics, anatomy and engineering and do it in a fun way while giving them a sense of compassion. The engagement has been tremendous and it’s amazing what kids accomplish when in a state of play.
The issues we all face are complex. The devices that provide fun, education and streams of information, also present a host of potential dangers. We all want to give our kids the best tools possible to learn and grow in a world of technology. With Pixi Kits we made it a core mission to give them those tools in a fun, safe way that they will find highly engaging.
Pixi Kits launched a Kickstarter campaign on Feb. 3rd and is trying to gain enough traction to bring their products to market. Those who offer financial support will receive one of the first robotic bunnies and have the satisfaction of helping to bring an exciting product line to life. The campaign can be found on Kickstarter.
Guest post by: Lee Middlekauff is a father of 8-year-old boy/ girl twins and lives in Denver, Colorado. He works as a business analyst during the day and has been toiling away on Pixi Kits, after hours, for the last two years.
Bellco presents the 57th Colorado Garden & Home Show, Feb. 13 – 21, 2016, which transforms 400,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center into a virtual marketplace of garden and home improvement ideas. We’re excited to give away a 4pack of VIP tickets!
What you will love:
- More than 600 companies from 25 states and Canada to introduce new technologies and trends in landscaping, gardening, energy-efficient heating and cooling products, window treatments, siding, flooring, lighting, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, patio furniture, gutters, sound systems, storage systems, greenhouses, decks, spas and more
- 11 inspiring landscaped gardens with rich colors, fragrances and textures
- The Hot Products Zone for must-have new gardening and home improvement products • 50 free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations
- Flower sale on Feb. 17 ($2 per pot)
One hundred percent of every ticket sold is awarded throughout Colorado in the form of grants and student scholarships, including one four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution by the Colorado Garden Foundation.
What your kids will love:
- An entry garden presented by Bellco with an outdoor expedition theme developed in partnership with Colorado Outward Bound School. The 5,500 sq. ft. garden will feature a climbing net for kids five and under, kayaks, tents, and information on Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.
What are the Hours, Admission and Where is it?
Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver
700 14th Street
Show hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.
- General Admission $12
- Senior Ticket (at the door) $10
- Children 12 and under free
Parking is available at Coors Field (Park Avenue exit at I-25, follow to Wazee) for $5 per vehicle and there is a free shuttle to the Convention Center. Or, take the RTD Light Rail to the convenient station located at the Convention Center.
How to win:
Just leave a comment below and let us know whether you’re most excited about your home or garden this year and whether you plan on making any improvements!
This is a short contest! Enter right away! Winner will be selected in a random drawing. Entries accepted until Saturday, February 13th at noon MDT. Winner will be notified via the email address you share and have 48 hours to reply or we select a new winner.
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ARC has opened a new location in Westminster – formerly an independent Thrift store, and the new store has been cleaned up and packed to the gills for the holidays!
The store will be stocked with a host of treasures, including household goods, clothing, furniture, and unique finds.
All Christmas décor will be 50 percent off beginning Monday, December 7th.
While at the new store, be sure to shop the great deals on holiday clothing, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, vintage Christmas items, presents of all kinds and for all ages, Christmas décor, ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts for the office holiday party, and much more.
WHERE: 8657 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster
For other store locations and phone numbers: http://www.arcthrift.org/location.html