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Last week SavvyMom was invited on an exclusive and adventure-packed press trip to New York promoting an important campaign in support of Save the Children Canada and sponsored by Frigidaire.
To support Save the Children, Frigidaire has built a microsite which asks visitors to commit to eating fresh. Until September 20, 2011, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children Canada for every new registration. And everyone who registers will be eligible to win a Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator.
Members of the Canadian media, including Emma Waverman from Embrace the Chaos, Haley Overland from Today’s Parent, Irene Ngo from Chatelaine and myself spent a wonderful day at Blue Hill at Stone Barns Restaurant in Pocantico Hills, NY with Hollywood mom, Jennifer Garner (ambassador for Save the Children) and chef Adam Kaye at the Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy Summer Session.
While we were there we had the opportunity to learn from Adam about the seasonality of fresh foods, tour their beautiful farm and enjoy the just-picked flavours of fresh food from the farm. One of the focuses of the campaign is to reinforce the importance of eating healthy and fresh at a young age. Along with the help of Jennifer Garner and Chef Adam Kaye, a large group of children took part in the cooking academy and had lots of fun preparing four of Adam Kaye’s delicious recipes using ingredients fresh from the farm. The Chilled Asparagus Soup recipe was my personal fave.
Here’s a poem we published a few years ago on SavvyMom that I thought was worth pulling out and resending to all our loyal and valued mom readers.
I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day filled with love.
My dishes went unwashed today.
I didn’t make my bed.
I took his hand and followed
where his eager footsteps led.
Oh yes, we went adventuring
My little child and I.
Exploring all the great outdoors,
Beneath the sun and sky.
We watched the robin feed her young.
We climbed a sunlit hill.
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.
That my house was so neglected,
That I didn’t brush the stairs,
In twenty years no one on earth
Will know or even care.
But that I helped my little child
To noble adulthood grow,
In twenty years the whole wide world
May look and see and know.