Monthly Archives: August 2006

London Restaurants Serve Gastrokids

Just when you think that New York has cornered the market on gastro-cuisine for kids, along comes London to up the ante. And in the form of Tom Aikens, no less – Michelin-starred chef celebre of London’s fab crowd. The … Continue reading

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Knife Skills for Baby

The kids were in the kitchen and giving me a heck of a time while I was trying to prep some summer squash to sautee up (along with some fresh thyme, some garlic, salt and pepper; I overbought at the … Continue reading

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Palm Pilot

Interior: Kitchen-Morning I’m dutifully cutting up a toaster waffle, into vertical strips, as requested by my daughter for at least a full two weeks. It’s the last waffle in the box. Inquisitive Daughter: Can you make me a cool shape? … Continue reading

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Who Has Time to Measure?

Plus, a recipe for steak to feed a discerning family of carnivores Honestly. When it comes to cooking, what parent has time to measure? Your arrive home at, what, 5:53 if you’re lucky? More likely something like 6:38. Or later. … Continue reading

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Mini Me Mixology

Not every child who puffed on a candy cigarette grew up to be a smoker. Not every boy who donned his sister’s tutu turned into a cross dresser. Nor will every kid who drinks a virgin cocktail promptly at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Top Ten Toddler Salty Snacks (continued)

to pick up where we left off… 6. freshly-fried tortilla chips and quacamole at the nearest Mexican dive 7. trader joe’s peanut butter filled pretzels (though, in this hyper-allergic era, they’re rapidly reaching hazmat status) 8. marcona almonds (tamari almonds … Continue reading

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Foodie Family Face Off, Round One: The BLT

WHEREIN TWO FATHERS TRY TO IMPROVE BELOVED KIDS’ DISHES Late Summer, Family-Style “BLT” It’s a famously perfect formula. Even the bad ones are good. Crisp, salty sweet bacon, next to luscious sweet-sour ltomato, next to crunchy neutral iceberg, against tangy, … Continue reading

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The Easiest Most Delicious Blueberry Pie to Make With Your Child For Mom While Mom is Out of Town.

Mom went out of town. For three days. As did all kitchen defense: nobody running interference (or self injury watch) on my 2 year old dynamo-toddler, nobody helping my 5 year old, while she channels Dora the Explorer, but… yep… … Continue reading

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Building Budding Gastrokids

The good folks over at New York Urban Baby bring our attention to a cool new cooking school for New York kids called Mini Chef NYC. Says Urban Baby: "Mini Chef NYC, in the West Village, is where little people … Continue reading

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Top Ten Toddler Salty Snacks

Kids love sweet stuff right? Well sometimes as you know – if you give them the choice – they’ll floor you with a craving for salty delicacies over gooey treats. So in homage of my toddler’s near addiction to red … Continue reading

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