This Week at College: Winding Down the Summer

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Bethany Imondi, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

Not only do the Olympics provide drama and incite patriotism, they also introduce us to very physically fit, and physically attractive athletes. One athlete making many girls swoon is U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte. While the chances of becoming his girlfriend are slim, a girl can still dream.

We all have ideas about the …

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Recipe Round Up: Baby Food

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No, we are not rounding up the best puréed food fit for a Gerber baby. Inspired by the variety of produce at the farmers’ markets this summer, we wanted to feature the itty bitty versions of those veggies (and meats). Farm shows are always awarding the biggest and the ugliest, but rarely do they award the smallest and cutest. Baby foods need to be embraced for what they are: fresh, delicate and adorable. Besides, who wants to eat a big, fat hamburger in a bathing suit?

Alexia Detweiler was always one of the shortest girls in her class, which may

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This Week at College: Olympic Fever

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Bethany Imondi, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

If you are like most people, you have been glued to the TV at night and closely following the medal count for this year’s summer Olympics in London. Whether you are cheering on Michael Phelps in the pool or routing for Gabby Douglas on the balance beam, here is an easy guide for …

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Recipe Roundup: Presto Pesto

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Herb growing is the gateway to vegetable gardening. It’s actually so easy to grow herbs that you can grow them in your dorm room–by the window of course. But what to do with all that cilantro, parsley and basil? You can only make so much salsa or caprese salad, and garnishing only takes a few sprigs. You’re left with an overgrown bush of several herbs, when it should be a neatly contained herb garden.

Enter pesto. Some may call it the gateway to gourmet cooking. The word is Italian for “to pound or crush.” Traditionally, the recipe calls for basil …

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This Week at College: At the Movies

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

-Alexia Detweiler, Small Kitchen College Contributor

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We made a lot of bad choices in the 90s. I’m talking about hairstyles, outfits and first boyfriends or girlfriends. But the lessons we learned can be summarized in one movie–Clueless. Check out the life lessons we learned from Clueless in memory of the movie’s 17th anniversary.

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Recipe Round-Up: Breakfast of Champions

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In honor of the start of the Olympics this week, we’ve pulled together SKC’s favorite recipes from around the  world. Major news networks have projected the performance of the athletes in the Olympics, but we’ve projected what they’ll be eating the morning before that performance. What gives Michael Phelps the energy to pump through the water like a machine? And where does Jordan Wieber get her strength? Years of training, determination, discipline, and of course, a breakfast fit for an Olympic athlete.

Alexia Detweiler is a freelance writer in Lancaster, Pa. When she’s not in the kitchen cooking, you can

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Recipe Roundup: Raw Food

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Ok now it’s hot. It’s even too hot for grilling. What to make for dinner when you don’t want sweat to be one of the main ingredients? How about raw food? It’s always fresh, healthy and surprisingly tasty when you know what you’re doing. Join the ranks of self-proclaimed raw foodists like Demi Moore, Jason Mraz and Madonna (even if it was only a phase).

Serious raw foodists “cook” with a dehydrator, but these recipes don’t call for one. Instead, you’ll enjoy the fresh and local produce at its fullest potential. Note: eating one raw meal will not result in …

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This Week at College: Summer Lovin’

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Bethany Imondi, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

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Are you the type of person who longs for that cliché summer romance, only to be disappointed and single by the season’s end? Though your other single friends might try to tell you otherwise, being solo isn’t always as glamorous as the ladies of Sex and the City made it out to …

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This Week at College: Rom-Coms, Sweatpants and Running Shoes

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Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Bethany Imondi, Small Kitchen College Contributor.

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Whether it’s Meg Ryan with her pastrami sandwich in When Harry Met Sally or Tom Hanks climbing the Space Needle in Sleepless in Seattle, we all have our list of favorite cheesy, and classic movie scenes that take our emotions on a roller coaster. In a tribute to Nora Ephron, the …

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Recipe Roundup: Dog Days of Summer

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To be honest, I never liked hot dogs. They’re highly processed tubes of meat product that I’m surprised can even pass for food. At least that’s what I think about the standard, packaged hot dogs. Sausages and vegan hot dogs, on the other hand, are a different story. I’ve had delicious homemade sausages at eateries like White Dog Cafe that top some hamburgers.

Since summer is grilling season and everybody wants to spend the least amount of time in front of the open flame, hot dogs are a go-to dish: short cooking time, portable and satisfying. With these recipes, …

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