Category Archives: Veggies

Who Put What in the What Now?

My sister, D., and I have a long-standing joke between us, knocked off from both “The Simpsons” and popular culture at large; whenever something happens in life that baffles us completely, we tend to say “Who put who in the … Continue reading

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Two Thumbs Up, Preschool: Vegetable Soup

Our kids’ preschool program has a lovely secure members’ page online, where they not only have access to a webcam so you can check on your kids during the day (a very cool bonus, though I don’t often use it), … Continue reading

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I Promised You Panzanella

Yesterday, as I wrote grimly about the lapse in judgment that led J. and me to a processed food coma, and the better head that prevailed when I redeemed myself by creating the soft pretzels that are tucked safely into … Continue reading

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Football Season, Change of Seasons, and the Revenge of the Velveeta

Three things arrived this weekend at the RRG household: Football season, official Fall weather, and molars. P. is a terrible teether — a late teether, a fussy teether, and a teether who has probably been voted by his daycare classmates … Continue reading

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Off-Balance for a Balanced Picnic

I’m feeling a little off-balance today, not in a bad way, but in that “I’ve got houseguests” kind of way.  It’s a mixture of happiness that they’re here, appreciation for their help, relief that my boys get to go on … 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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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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Lunchbox Desperation: Anything can be a chip

4-year-olds have a funny way of taking over and upsetting any “plans” you think you’ve made.  In this case, my 4-year-old son, L., received last night’s “Crockpot Chicken Curry Thing” experiment with a sort of lukewarm skepticism.  For the record, … Continue reading

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