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September 18th – September 24th

Under Pressure

Dashed away from our desks for a quick lunch and, because we are moms with kids and it is September, talk turned to the pressure cooker – both literal and metaphorical.

LITERALLY: A pressure cooker works by cooking food using water or other cooking liquid in a sealed vessel (aka pressure cooker). As pressure cooking cooks food faster than conventional cooking methods, it saves energy. The trapped steam increases the internal pressure and allows the temperature to rise.

There are Facebook groups with tens of thousands of members dedicated to pressure cooker discussions (true confession: a quick perusal of one of these groups was mostly people named Joan, Marsha, or Carol thanking people for letting them join the group.) You can buy a pressure cooker from amazon for like $90. A google search for pressure cooker recipes yielded 3.5million results in .64 seconds.

The recipes mostly call for regular ingredients and then weird instructions like “let the pressure come down” and then add wine, which is funny because I add wine to myself to bring the pressure down. Who knew I was pretty much Julia Child.

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Buzz This Week
Monday, September 18th

  • 10:30am Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, September 19th

  • 9:30am Green By Nature: The Grouchy Ladybug at the DEEC in Wilmington
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  • 10am & 10:45am Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, September 20th

  • 10am Wee Have Fun Club – Bug Nets at Bellevue State Park
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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Thursday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm School Day Off Camp at the Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • 10am Springhouse Storytime at Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 10:30am Story Time in Enchanted Woods at Winterthur
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  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6-9pm Third Thursday on State Street in Kennett Square, PA
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Friday, September 22nd

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 2pm & 5:30pm Australia’s Strange Fruit Performances at Longwood Gardens, tickets
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  • 5:30-9pm Brew at the Zoo – Adult Fundraiser at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6:30pm Family STEM Night at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, September 23rd

  • Apple Festival at Linvilla Orchards
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  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-5pm Opening Day at Ramsey’s Farm – All Activities
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: BOOM! THE SCIENCE OF EXPLOSIONS at Hagley
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  • 2pm & 5:30pm Australia’s Strange Fruit Performances at Longwood Gardens, tickets
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  • 4-6pm Afternoon with the Author – Nahjee Grant at Hockessin Bookshelf
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Sunday, September 24th

  • 8am Ramsey’s Farm 5K Trail Race
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  • 10am-4pm Tree Festival at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 2pm Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, reservations
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  • 2-7pm Rock the Park in Chester County PA
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  • 2pm & 4pm Australia’s Strange Fruit Performances at Longwood Gardens, tickets
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Save the Date
  • September 29th Members’ Preview Party: Here Be Dragons at the Museum of Natural History
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  • September 29th Hayride Express Ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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  • September 30th Kennett Brewfest, tickets
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  • October 1st Kids Runway for Research Annual Fashion Show, tickets
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  • October 7th Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur
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  • October 7th DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO hosted by IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL read more
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Exceptional Care for Children

To the Brandywine Buzz community, thank you for the opportunity to share more about Exceptional Care for Children (ECC). As you may have gleaned from our posts, ECC is a unique organization fulfilling a specific but important role in the community. It is our hope that from reading the post, we have sparked interest in helping the children at ECC. There are many ways to contribute; they include volunteering, supporting events, and/or by donating your dollars to further our mission. Volunteer: We have MANY volunteer opportunities with very flexible schedules. As a volunteer, you could be a child’s positive companion by reading a book, playing games, or just learning more about them. You can also bring a corporate group to volunteer and … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: September 4th – September 10th

Five Ways You Can Tell It’s Back To School Season 1. Hand cramps. No matter how digital your school claims it is, no matter how high tech with the remind app and the email blasts, you will fill out 4200 forms for each kid during the first weeks of … [Read More...]