Idea Exchange: 10/02-10/06

Monday, 10/02: 

THE ABC’s OF PARENTHOOD, Debra Copaken & Randy Pulumbo A wise, warm, and witty gift for new (and gently used) parents seeking to raise positive, thoughtful children, this alphabet book brims with the advice only those who’ve been there can give. From “D is for Dog” (get one) to “P is for Praise” (do it often but appropriately) to “R is for Romance” (keep it alive after the kids come), each mini essay is coupled with a smart, letter-appropriate full-color photograph in these delightfully grown-up ABCs.


TODAY IS: French Fried Scallops-World Farm Animal-Charlie Brown and Snoopy’s birthday

It was our very first day of live streaming and Elizabeth, from Bradenton, Florida called in to let us know that she is very excited about our new format. She also shared a  Butternut Soup recipe. If you’d like to be part of the program you can share your ideas, recipes and more during the program. I’d LOVE to hear from you. Thanks, Elizabeth!

Did you know that there is only one ‘true cinnamon’ of the four primary varieties. It’s Ceylon cinnamon and grown mostly in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). It’s light brown in color and has a taste that is sweet and milk with a note of citrus. Saigon Cinnamon has the most intense flavor. Whether you use cinnamon for the taste or for better health, there’s no right or wrong way. If you’ve got a great fall recipe with cinnamon, give me a call or email me at: [email protected] and I’ll share during a future show.


Tuesday, 10/03:

TODAY IS: Caramel Custard-Techie-Child Health-Butterfly & Hummingbird Day

TIP: The easiest way to peel potatoes: Boil baby red or baby Yukon golds with their skins on. When the potatoes are tender, plunge into a bowl of ice water until cool to the touch. Tug wherever the skin has begun to peel away from the potato. The rest should slip right off.

I shared leaf raking and leaf blowing tips and since October is “Get Organized” Month we talked about how to declutter, clean and maintain your closets.


Wednesday, 10/04: 


Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves

In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as:

TODAY IS:  Taco-Golf-Toot Your own Flute-Baloons Around the World

If you have a problem with fruit flies, this time of year-or during any season, here is a tip to try:   cider vinegar and a couple drops of liquid dish detergent in shallow dish. The cider vinegar will attract the flies and the detergent will keep them trapped.

Before you use your furnace: have it and your chimney inspected and cleaned. Every month: change your furnace filter; and after the leaves fall: clean out the gutters.

10:30-11AM: FALL GARDEN DOCTOR PROGRAM with Dick Zondag, of Jung’s Garden Center


Thursday, 10/05: SHARE-Cancer Hotline, Arlene Matlick- for more information about this organization you can check out their website: or call the hotline at: 844-ASK-SHARE


TODAY IS: Smile-Apple Betty-World Teachers


Friday, 10/06:

No scheduled interview