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 »

Summer Corn Recipe Roundup for Tasty Tuesday

Summer Corn Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Do you like to get creative with your summer corn?  Or do you just want to dig in and eat it right off the cob with butter melting down your chin?  I can go either way!  I love the summer chowders and salads but sometimes, just give me the crunch of the cob (extra salt, […] 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 – 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 »

Tasty Tuesday – Perfect Picnics on Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is the gateway to summer – a long weekend of barbecues, family gatherings, hanging out beach side and poolside and enjoying the three day weekend! Memorial Day is also the time to take out to remember our military and Vets and all of the sacrifices that have been made for the freedom […] Read more »

Happy Spring Family Recipe Roundup!

Happy Spring Family Recipe Roundup from 4virtu

Happy Spring!  As we emerge from the grips of winter, it’s time to get outside and celebrate! Spring veggies are starting to pop up in markets so take advantage of the bounty of the season to really get in the spirit of the season. We asked our favorite bloggers to share their best Happy Spring […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Christmas Cookies!

Christmas Cookies Collage

You know what time of year it it – CHRISTMAS COOKIE TIME!  Baking frenzies are ensuing across the country to serve up the best Christmas cookies of the season.  For Tasty Tuesday, we have some truly sensational seasonal suggestions! HAPPY BAKING!  12 Days of Christmas Cookies from Table Spoon Rudolph’s Christmas Sugar Cookies from My […] Read more »

Pope Francis on Balancing Sports and Church

Sports done right helps build a more caring, brotherly and just world that helps overcome “human and social disadvantage,” the Pope said. In the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall, the pope met with athletes, coaches, sports fans and team owners that belong to the Lazio Sports Society, which was established in 1900 by young people […] Read more »

Lemonade Recipe Roundup

The news recently said that 23 states still had snow. Our vote is to skip Spring and head straight for Summer! To bring some lemony sunshine into your life, we nabbed some of our favorite lemonade recipes. They inspire dreams of summer! Share your favorite lemonade on the 4virtu Facebook and check out our Summer Vacation board on […] Read more »