Tag Archives: Zephyr Farm

Thanks, Farmers

I just got a reminder in my email inbox (as if I needed one — I’ve had the dates on my calendars for months now) that this week marks the official transition period from the Summer Farmer’s Markets to the … Continue reading

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How We (Including Me!) Confuse Kids With Our Food Culture

If you check the “Drinking the Kool-Aid” page on this blog with any regularity, you know that I use it as a place to simply post interesting things to read with regard to kids and food.  Today I’ve posted something … 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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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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Meal Plan Off-Roading and Mom’s Fish Dish

One of the things that I love about having a meal plan is that when life gets all wonky and hectic, like it has this week, the plan is still there, patiently waiting for me to follow its magical little … Continue reading

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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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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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New month, new plan

I wasn’t necessarily going to use this blog as a place to post things like meal plans, but I’ve heard some reactions to the confessions of geekdom with which I kicked off this whole project which lead me to believe … 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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Hello world!

I’ll just say it up-front, so you know what to expect: I’m a neurotic, hyperorganized geek when it comes to planning what, where, when, and how my family is going to eat. No, seriously.  The Gourmet Geekfest ensues about once … Continue reading

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