Tag Archives: Jamie Oliver

Did We Really Need an App for That?

I’m not a super-techie person.  (I know, I know – shocking given the pristine condition of my blog and my stunning photography.  Groan.)  I don’t even own a smartphone.  Scratch that – I don’t even own a CAMERAPHONE.  My 10-year-old … Continue reading

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Fridge to Fork: Croque Monsieur

This week, I’ve seen a number of bloggers and websites talking about a new cookbook in which the author basically does exactly the opposite of what you’d think a cookbook author would do: she tells people to forget about recipes.  … Continue reading

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Repetition

L. has a quirky habit — okay, he has lots of quirky habits, but I’m only planning to address one in particular tonight.  We’ll leave the fact that he bites his toenails for another day. He is the master of … Continue reading

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December Meal Plan: More Finding of Awesomeness

Here I sit at my computer on the first evening of the month of December, and I’ve neglected to post a meal plan yet!  The time, it has been getting away from me lately.  I’m not even sure my proverbial candle … Continue reading

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The Choice Myth, and Something Green

This afternoon, while I was at work, my boss mentioned something about needing a snack; about an hour and a half later, I passed by his office to see him finally munching.  “I see you got a snack at last,” … Continue reading

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Overnight Soup, or Why Real Lunch is Important

L. and P. are in a Maurice Sendak phase right now.  They’re generally found, these days, jumping around the house with “claws” bared as they enact the Wild Things’ rumpus; trying to stand on their heads like the contrary Pierre; … Continue reading

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Check me out on The Lunch Tray!

Hey readers…that lunch-packing post I wrote for “another blog” (very mysterious, right?) is up!  Bettina of The Lunch Tray graciously invited me to write a post about packing lunches for her site, so I came up with what she’s amusingly … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Philosophies, Part III: 30 or So Extra Lunch Ideas

Last night I introduced the idea of the add-on system for varying your kids’ lunches, without going crazy cooking tons of extra items, AND without pushing them so far outside the comfort zone of “familiar” lunch foods that they’d start … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Philosophies, Part II: The Interest

Earlier this week I wrote about my very simple lunchbox rule: just provide more than two opportunities for them to make good choices, and the rest will take care of itself.  However, that rule is not, in and of itself, … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Philosophies, Part I: The Opportunity

It hasn’t escaped my notice that the internet is buzzing right now with back-to-school wisdom, especially in the realm of lunch packing.  Some school districts began the new academic year as early as last week; many others, today; and still … Continue reading

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