One mom who sees it that way is Ashley Hansen, who was among parents who shared with me tales of cooking with kids.
Hansen, who owns Hansen’s Sno-Bliz snowball stand in New Orleans, admits she is a bit of a Pollyanna when it comes to cooking with her daughter Avery, 8, and son Gordon, 10.
“I always seem to go for this Mary Poppins aspect,” she said. “Let’s make this fun.”
And, snap, the job’s a game – literally.
“We have cooking contests with smoothies, small salads, grilled cheese, cookies. Everyone is encouraged to add a ‘secret ingredient,’” Hansen said, explaining that the idea for the game grew out of family members having their own ideas of how a cookie or smoothie should taste.
“So, I was like, let’s all put in our own special ingredient. They loved the idea of a secret ingredient that would not be revealed until
On a hot October afternoon at Dodger Stadium, in a baseball season of rampant strangeness, the A’s and Astros staged a 21st-century, playoff version of “Home Run Derby.”
That’s now an annual staple on the eve of the All-Star Game (in normal times), yes, and the original version also took place in Los Angeles. The television show was filmed at old Wrigley Field in December 1959, aired from January to July of 1960 and was abruptly canceled after host Mark Scott died of a heart attack.… Read More
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HONG KONG, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Country Garden, China’s top property developer, and smaller real estate firms are weighing bigger discounts on homes after Evergrande announced its steepest ever discount, analysts and a source said.
Evergrande, China’s second biggest property developer, announced a nationwide 30% discount on all of its properties until the end of the week-long holidays in early October, traditionally China’s peak home buying season.
The move is aimed at boosting sales and cash flow at China’s most indebted developer at a time when profits have weakened.
Steeper discounts from developers come against the backdrop of a sluggish recovery in home prices in smaller cities and ebbing appetite for property market speculation outside major cities due to uncertain economic conditions.
A Country Garden source said the company is planning to launch a campaign in response to Evergrande’s price cut, but the rate of discount
SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Japan’s export volumes of key
petrochemicals have shrunk in the first seven
months of 2020, with external demand likely to
stay muted, as the world’s third-biggest
economy wallows in deep recession amid the
Its shipments of benzene, ethylene and
propylene abroad have logged steep contractions
in January-July 2020, according to ICIS Demand
and Supply Database.
Japan export volume (in
|Product||Jan-July ’20||Jan-July ’19||% change|
2020 Quarterly breakdown
|Product||Q1||Q2||H1 Total||H1 Yr-on-yr % change|
Source: ICIS Supply and Demand
Japan, which is the world’s third-biggest
economy, is export-oriented like most of Asia,
with cars – a key downstream market for
petrochemicals – as its major export product.
Initial August data showed continued sharp