Take the $5 Challenge

“On Sept. 17, I pledge to share a fresh, healthy meal that costs less than $5 – because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food.”

Cooking is not difficult and feeding your family a good, healthy meal should not cost more than a fast food “value meal.”

On Saturday, September 17, Slow Food USA is throwing down the gauntlet and challenging people everywhere to cook a healthy, nutritious meal for less than five dollars per person. I have linked to the challenge website where you can read more information about this challenge, register for the challenge, find resources for recipes and other information.

I urge you to take the $5 challenge and discover how easy cooking for your family can be. Why, you may even find it to be rewarding and enjoyable!

Click here for more information and to register

The Londoner – Warm, Friendly, Welcoming…

Susan and I will be visiting one of our favorite, or should I say favourite, places in Cedar Rapids tonight; The Londoner. www.thelondonercr.com

We use to frequent The Londoner on Center Point Road quite often since it was a very short walk from her condo. The Londoner is one of those places that you just feel at home the minute you walk in. Friendly waitresses and bar staff make you feel welcome immediately.

The Londoner has a nice selection of beers on tap with Boddingtons, Ranger IPA, and Woodpecker Cider being some of our go-to beers. Naturally, a pint of God’s nectar, Guiness, is available too.

The menu has some real treats on it too. I usually go for the Steak and Ale Pie or the Fish & Chips. For a real taste treat you simply have to try the Scotch Eggs: hard boiled eggs wrapped in English pork sausage, breaded and then deep fried.

You owe yourself a trip to The Londoner today.