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Celebrate Earth Day April 15 at Stop & Shop Hingham

Earth DayCelebrate Earth Day early!

Stop & Shop and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up on April 15th from 11:00 am to 2 pm to raise awareness about climate change, focus on environment stewardship and encourage customers to be part of the solution by using reusable bags and reducing waste.

As part of the effort, you can celebrate the “First Taste of Summer” Ice Cream social at the Hingham Stop & Shop (400 Lincoln Street) on Wednesday, April 15th from 11 to 2 pm in the store’s parking lot.  Everyone is invited!

  • Hear Co-Founder Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s live and in action discussing climate change
  • Enjoy a FREE SCOOP of favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors from 11-2 pm along with a DJ and giveaways

For more than 40 years, Earth Day, April 22, has helped to mobilize the environmental movement and promote green policies at home and all over the world. As a responsible retailer, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has a long track record of looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and help customers go green on Earth Day and every day.

“This event will raise awareness about the importance of taking small steps to protect the environment. An easy way to reduce the impact of too many plastic bags ending up in landfills and waterways is to encourage our customers to bring their reusable bags with them each time they shop,” said Jihad Rizkallah, Vice President of Responsible Retailing. “These bags are environmentally friendly, larger and fit more groceries than a traditional plastic grocery bag.”

“At Ben & Jerry’s we are asking people to get involved in the climate movement by joining, a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere, and calling on world leaders to support a transition to 100% clean energy.” said Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s. “We are happy and proud to support Stop & Shop and their customers on their Earth Day efforts.”

Jerry Greenfield will speak at noon to customers and associates in the store parking lot. Shopper can enjoy music as DJ Lisa from WXKS-FM will be spinning tunes along with another DJ as well. Giveaways will be handed out and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scoops will be available.

April 14, 2015 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: April Vacation 2015

School Vacation Ideas

April School Vacation is looming!  Here are 4 sites to check our for ideas on where to bring the kids all week long, especially for Earth Day, April 22:

1.  Get prepared with great ideas from

2. The whole week and after places are celebrating Earth Day around the world.  Check out Boston’s Mommy Poppins for Earth Day events.
Click arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD’s South Shore Morning News Show with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.  

3.  Native Perspectives on Mother Earth at Plimouth Plantation.
4.  EcoTarium in Worcester is having a 1/2 price admission Earth Day event on Friday, April 24.
Have fun!

April 9, 2015 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 4 Fun Tips for Valentines Day

Red Velvet Cupcakes, Photo and Recipe By Kitchen Scoop

Red Velvet Cupcakes Photo and Recipe By Kitchen Scoop

Click Arrow for Replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM, Feb. 7, 2013

Here are 4 fun tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your family.95.9 WATD

1.  Crafts!  

Get out the glitter, get out the glue.  Valentine’s Day is the best holiday for crafts with kids.  You could spring for the boxed cards from the super market, but it’s way more fun to create homemade valentines.  Use magic markers, colored paper, stickers, glitter and glue to create one of a kind Valentines.  Get your supplies today, so you have every thing you need to work on the project over the weekend during the blizzard.  Don’t forget to make cards for your favorite teachers, crossing guards and other special people in your kids’ lives.

2.  Kick off Valentine’s Day Week with Pink Pancakes

We talk a lot about cooking on MommaJam.  This idea is from Tara Hollander of Doorknock Dinner, a company in Norwell that makes homemade meals and delivers them to your door step.

Tara suggests getting creative in the kitchen with your kids by make pink heart-shaped pancakes on the griddle.

Use roasted, peeled and then ****pureed beets instead of sketchy red food coloring.  Fold the beets into the pancake batter to make it turn pink.  Top pancakes with fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream.   This is a great idea for the weekend.   We have pancakes every Sunday morning.  We are going to kick off Valentine’s Day Week with Tara’s Pink Pancakes.

*** Test Kitchen Note:  Try juice from defrosted frozen raspberries instead of beets for sweet taste.

3.  Make Heart Shaped Sandwiches for Kids

Mandy Keith, owner of Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop suggests making a Valentine’s Day lunch.  Cut kids’ sandwiches into heart shapes and add fruit shaped hearts to their plates.  This is a fun way to surprise your kids next Thursday on Valentine’s Day.  They will love it when they open their lunch box at school and see heart shaped foods.  Make the moment extra special and pack a sweet  Valentine’s Day note.

Mandy runs Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop out of her home in Hanover.  She teaches moms how to prepare a series of meals and gives you the ingredients to take home and later make the meals on your own.

During February, Yummy Mummy Meals Workshop is making Dishes with with a romance flair, such as Tender Loving Tenderloin.

4.  Splurge on Treats! 

We just finished a January series on wellness… but every now and then it’s fun to splurge.

Three words:  Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am 2 comments

Best of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Thanksgiving Turkey Hands Track Kids Growing Up

MommaJam on WATDThis Thanksgiving, MommaJam is on vacation devouring turkey and enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

Instead of a live segment, we’re replaying a “Best Of” MommaJam, a segment from last year including lots of laughs with 95.9 WATD’s South Shore Morning News Hosts Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.  We talk about making “turkey hands” as a great way to track kids’ growth over the years.  This year, Lisa gets to celebrate her first Thanksgiving with her baby son and hopefully trace his tiny hand to start a fun tradition.

Have a great holiday, listeners!

Click the arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam with the South Shore Morning News crew, Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizan, at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios.

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November 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Serves Up Deliciousness

MommaJam on WATDAll chefs have their secrets…. we were lucky to tap into the secrets of the top chef at Burtons Grill last week while chatting about all of the different and local flavors on the menu at this Hingham hotspot.

Chef Denise Herrera and Burtons Grill general manager in Hingham, Stephen Slicis, set up a tasting table at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios to showcase some of the amazing dishes that are “must” haves when dining in or taking out from this upscale, yet casual dining destination.

Believe it or not, Burtons Grill does a large take out business – many people call in their favorite dishes to pick up.  Parking is generally easy in the back section of the Derby Street Shoppes, making take out a viable option for days/nights when you’re in a rush or have something else on the agenda like getting kids to their evening activities.  But, back to the tasting table and secret ingredients…..

Yuzu is a lemon-lime type fruit from China.  We learned that Yuzu is a secret ingredient in the creamy, tangy White Bean

This lemony lime fruit, Yuzu, is a secret ingredient in the White Bean Hummus at Burtons Grill

This lemony lime fruit, Yuzu, is a secret ingredient in the White Bean Hummus at Burtons Grill

Hummus at Burtons Grill.  Other dishes on the tasting table were All Natural Pan Roasted Chicken over Crispy Polenta and served with a Sweet Carrot Buerre Blanc Sauce and Sausage Provolone Fritters made with Italian aborio rice.

Click the arrow to hear the replay of Burtons Grill on MommaJam with the South Shore Morning News crew, Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizan, at the 95.9 WATD-FM studios.

Burtons Grill DrinksFeeling Fallish?  Right now Burtons Grill is rolling out fresh new seasonal fare featuring Autumn Pork Tenderloin grilled to perfection and served with cider donut stuffing and caramelized blueberries.  Or, try Butternut Ravioli with pumpkin sage cream, cranberry chutney and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Sip on signature drinks created by Burtons Grill’s award-winning mixologists, like the Caramel Apple-tini in a Cinnamon and Sugar dusted-rim glass.  While you’re at Burtons Grill, join the B Loyal Rewards Program. Earn one point for every dollar spent and receive immediate discounts off your bill.

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Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.

October 8, 2014 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill in the Studio

Burtons Grill Drinks

Eating on the run while your kids are at different activities and sports every night?

We talk ways to have a great dinner for your family (and yourself!) while dining in or taking out at Burtons Grill in Hingham, located at the Derby Street Shoppes.

Burtons Grill general manager Stephen Slicis and top chef Denise Herrera joined us in the 95.9 WATD-FM studio with delicious samples from the new menu.

Click the arrow below to hear audio replay of the segment:

B Choosy Children's Menu

Slicis is a huge community advocate, serving hockey and other sports teams after games over the weekends.  He shares his stories and why it’s important for Burtons Grill to be involved by helping families eat healthy with the B Choosy Children’s Menu.

Check out the audio replay for the full feature on the South Shore Morning News with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.

Thanks for listening to MommaJam.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tune into MommaJam every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or from your desktop, phone or tablet.



September 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: The Pinehills, Plymouth Farmer’s Market, Making Pickles!

Click the arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

The Market at Pinehills

1.  The Pinehills in Plymouth Excursion

The Pinehills in Plymouth is a great place to visit this weekend or anytime for an excursion with your kids, shopping, ice cream, fine dining, and more.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pinehills is hosting an ETSY Marketplace on the village green.  More than 20 Etsy shop owners – all local artisans – are featuring unique, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts.

The Market at The Pinehills is the perfect spot to put together a picnic lunch for you and your kids.  The sandwiches and prepared foods are delicious and easy to mix and match for a great meal.   The Market’s bakery has fresh baked cookies, tarts or cupcakes.  Spread out on The Pinehills’ beautiful Village Green and enjoy a great picnic on the grass!

Let’s Scream 4 Ice Cream is a MUST stop this weekend or any time you’re looking for a fun ice cream outing.   The old-fashioned stand serves 18 delicious ice cream flavors, freshly made ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes and more.

Mama Mia’s is now open at The Pinehills.  Expect great pizza and pasta for the whole family. There’s live entertainment from pop/classic rock guitarist Dan Durkee this Saturday from 6:30p – 9:30p on the patio.

For a special date night, check out Rye Tavern, which has backyard-garden-to-table dishes that are simply delicious.

For a Mom’s get away, the new Mirbeau Spa is OPEN!

2.  Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation

This week is National Farmer’s Market Week!

Every Thursday until the fall, you can visit one of the South Shore’s largest farmer’s market – The Plymouth Farmer’s Market at Plimoth Plantation.

The market is open every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Go to Plymouth Farmers Market on Facebook for a listing of events each Thursday:  cooking demonstrations, special meals, seasonal fruits and veggies fresh from local farms.

Each week, the PFM has music and LOTS of food from Local Farmers and Food-makers who source ingredients from farms on the South Shore.

3.  Kitchen Project with the Kids:  Pickle Cucumbers! 

Making Pickles!
The MommaJam test kitchen was in full swing this week as a pickling factory!   If you’re garden is over flowing with cucumbers, try pickling!   EatingWell Magazine has a “No-Can” recipe that makes pickles in a few hours.  The pickles are good for up to a month in the refrigerator.  Make in the morning and have pickles at night!


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August 8, 2014 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

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