Healthy Halloween Recipes

Halloween is usually all about how much candy ends up in your bag and how quickly you can consume it.  And some of that is fun, but how about introducing some fun AND healthy Halloween recipes into the mix? We gathered some recipes that are ghoulishly delicious for Halloween parties or to get the Halloween […] Read more »

Catholic Renewal & Connecting with the Liturgy

The Beauty of the Catholic Liturgy 4virtu

How can Catholics at once renew their commitment of faith and connect with the liturgy while spreading the Word?  There are definitive camps within Catholicism – some believe that focusing on Christ and their own worship is enough while others are embracing the New Evangelization that has Catholics reaching out to those who have fallen […] Read more »

For the Family – How to Have a Healthy Fall Season

The upcoming Fall season isn’t just about apple cider, changing leaves, and pumpkin patches; it also brings the start of flu season and the busy (and sometimes stressful) holiday season. Families are still working into the back to school and extracurricular activities and sports routines as well.  Begin Autumn as you mean to continue by setting […] Read more »

September is All About Apples (Recipe Roundup)

All About Apples Recipe Roundup 4virtu Blog

September has arrived and with it, the promise of Fall and cooler weather.  Our food choices are also beginning to focus more on Autumn and less on Summer. http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ http://4virtu.com/2015/09/september-is-all-about-apples-recipe-roundup/ Apples seem to ride the fence deliciously between the two seasons. We found so many scrumptious ways to use apples …. what […] Read more »

Canning How-To and Recipe Roundup for September

Canning and Preserving Recipe Roundup

Looking at the overload of summer veggie bounty, September is always the month that I promise myself that I am going to can and make preserves.  I watched my Grandmother and my Mom do it for years, but I always felt slightly intimidated by the whole process.  In looking for some tips and recipes, I […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Summer Ice Cream Recipes

Summer Ice Cream Recipes from 4virtu Blog

Ice cream is mandatory for summer.  Eating it in the blazing sun with creamy rivulets cascading down your hand and arm is part of the summer ritual.  For Tasty Tuesday, we are focused on those creamy rivulets – summer ice cream recipes.  Are you ready to eat some ice cream?? Ice cream making at home […] Read more »

Preparing for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland 7/25 – 7/31

In 1984 at the close of the Holy Year of Redemption, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Summer Peach Recipes

Summer Peach Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Summer is the month that we start to see an excess of peaches in the markets and with so much juicy goodness, how can we resist some of the best peach recipes on the internet? Remember, peaches are a great addition to some savory dishes as well! How are you using peaches this summer? Brisket […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Watermelon Recipe Roundup for Summer!

Watermelon Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Some people scream for ice cream but give me a hunk of juicy, ripe watermelon any day!  Sticky sweet, it is refreshing and soooo satisfyingly summer. We asked our favorite bloggers to share their best watermelon recipes and the results will keep you happily munching watermelon for the rest of the season! Watermelon Candy by […] Read more »

10 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

Higher temperatures, more physical activity and plenty of time in the outdoors means that we need to stay hydrated and make sure the kiddos are drinking enough water. Also, some age groups, like smaller children and older adults are at a higher risk for dehydrating, as well as those with medical conditions.  Exercise and hot […] Read more »