Monthly Archives: August 2010

Moss Green Cookies and Other Questionable Discoveries

Guess what?  I made cookies this weekend.  Guess what else?  They turned green. This startling discovery, made just a few hours after baking, was only part of a weekend of dubious but important revelations in the realm of cooking, eating, … Continue reading

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To Fry or Not to Fry?

Yesterday was quite a food day in our house, but as often happens, the most interesting/enjoyable food experiences sprang from the simplest of ingredients and ideas.  To quickly update for those who read yesterday’s post and are wondering how my … Continue reading

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A Special Dose of Leftover Lunacy

It’s pretty common for me to be chatting away on speakerphone while in the kitchen; in fact, I’d venture to guess that anyone who spends as much time in the kitchen as I do would have to make use of … Continue reading

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The Return of the Kitchen Mojo

The overall culinary malaise I wrote about on Monday, which prompted our Gentle Food Weekend, seemed to regrettably last for the first few days of the week as well.  Something about the hectic schedule we’ve had lately, all the planning … Continue reading

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The Battle for Fruit

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that L., my four-year-old, is somewhat averse to eating fruit.  This is a food position I should clarify. The fact is, until P. came along — a child who was born with an insatiable craving … Continue reading

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A Gentle Food Weekend

For those who are keeping track (anyone?), a few quick updates: J.’s grandmother is still hospitalized, but she’s stable.  His folks, known around our house as G. ‘n’ P., left New Jersey at an ungodly pre-dawn hour today and are … Continue reading

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Food for a Celebration, Food for Comfort, Food for Loss

It’s a weird day. Today is Friday, usually a good day.  Fridays are like the little pages of the week who scurry ahead of the weekend, tooting horns and proclaiming, “His Lordship, Saturday-family day-fun day!  Her Royal Highness, Lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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An Overdeveloped Sense of Kitchen Guilt

I spend a lot of time talking to my sister, D.  I’m sure lots of grown women with sisters are out there going “Yeah, me too, so what?”  But I mean — I spend a LOT of time talking to … Continue reading

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Something Round and Green

So far, I’ve written quite a bit about interacting with my older child, L., about food and eating.  It’s natural, I think — he’s of just the age to be really developing his own palate, asserting his independence, and making … Continue reading

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Kids and Food: Gratitude vs. Attitude

Last night, things in our house went just about the same way they always do on a hectic weeknight.  Nearly-4-year-old L. perched on a bar stool in the kitchen, helping me knead, stretch, and pound balls of pizza dough into … Continue reading

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