Tag Archives: Iphone

Best Apple Apps for Kids

Posted on 01. Jul, 2012 in For Kids

As much as we are trying to interest the kids in more tangible toys and activites and refrain from electronics and computers, there are times they have “earned” their screen time or we have “earned” a break! (more…)

What to Buy the Men in Your Life?

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 in Uncategorized

Time to trudge out to the mall or become very intimat with our laptops, trying to find that perfect gift for the men in our lives. Never fear, RockIt Mom is here or at least making some suggestions. Here they are, and feel free to add to the them as well: (more…)

Keeping Strawberries at Their Best!

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 in Food

With the unprecedented number of California strawberries (about 63 million pounds a week) in markets across the country, people are looking for the best ways to store and enjoy them. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of this summertime opportunity.

Storing

1. Choose strawberries with a consistent red color from top to bottom.

2. Make sure the stem is green and the skin is shiny and firm.

3. Inspect berries in container for signs of bruising or mold.

4. Refrigerate strawberries immediately after purchasing.

5. Before eating, rinse under cool water, pat dry and then remove stems.

Freezing

1. After rinsing, gently blot dry.

2. Slice stem off at top of berry.

3. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

4. Place uncovered in freezer for 24 hours.

5. Transfer strawberries to a freezer bag or container.

Serving Tips

1. Strawberries are most flavorful served at room temperature.

2. Serve just as they are or sliced in cereals, salads and served with any meal, any time of day.

3. For 50 ways to eat strawberries, download the free Strawberries iPhone App.

Thanks to Jodi Reinman and California Strawberry Commission for this information.

Need Gift Ideas for Dad?

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Oops, no time to go shopping for Dad?

How about a Beer or Pizza of the Month Club?

Or a personalized Magazine Cover?

Or a Circuit Board Business Card Holder for the tech geek in your life?

Or an App for his iPhone or Droid (or other cool smart phone).

Follow the World Cup? Try this Droid App. or this iPhone App.

Get up-to-the-minute sports scores with ScoreMobile.

When you’re at the game, try this pocket AirHorn for the iPhone.

Gas Chubby for iPhone keeps mileage and service info to keep your car at its best.

Living in California?  Need the Quake Alert for Droid lately. It shows you recent earthquakes, their magnitude and their distance from you.

None of these your guy’s cup of tea? Here’s a ton more free iPhone apps and Droid apps.

Or, check out BeingFrugal’s list of ten great gifts for Dad under $20.