Plates help with portion control
The design on Slim & Sage plates is more than just decorative. Each plate is subtly divided into quarters to make it easier for the diner to eat the proportions of food recommended by many experts — one-quarter of the plate devoted to lean protein, one-quarter to whole grains and one-half to vegetables. The 9-inch plates are also smaller than most dinner plates.
The porcelain plates come in two colors and two variations on the design. They’re microwave- and dishwasher-safe. A set of four costs $99 at www.slimandsage.com. Shipping is extra.
Q&A: How to paint Styrofoam
Some spray paints are safe for use on polystyrene foam and are usually marked as such. Your best bet is to read the label.
Bird walk at Botanica
A monthly walk through Botanica to look for birds will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The one-hour guided walk is included in Botanica admission.
In color at Botanica