Monthly Archives: October 2006

Super Easy Fall Snack: Pepitas and Cranberries

Carving a pumpkin is fun. Removing the gunk from the 82 or so pumpkin seeds contained therein is a bit less so. But still, the lesson in “where pepitas come from” is a worthwhile one to teach the kids (toast … Continue reading

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Halloween Cookies

Halloween in the UK might not have reached the levels of candy-excess assumed as the norm over in the states but that doesn’t mean we should ignore Halloween cookies. The recipe is simple if you’re already used to making sugar … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: The absolute, last heirloom tomato post of the year. I swear. (unless global warming is worse than I thought)

At the market this week there were the usual increasing quantities of apples and squash etc, etc, etc. But apart from all of that, there was something else vitally important that must me noted. The lady at our favorite farmer’s … Continue reading

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Tuscan Steak for Toddlers

Need a great tasting family meal that’s ready to eat within 30 minutes of you getting home from work? Here’s my favourite Friday night family meal – Tuscan Steak served with sautéed potatoes and a green bean and tomato mini … Continue reading

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Weekday Family Meal Freakout: Pizza Meets the BLT

Necessity is the mother of freakishly satisfying junk(ish) food. It was one of those harried afternoon phone calls. And it was a catalytic moment. I’m at work. My wife’s at home. We’re figuring out the family dinner. Pizza? We had … Continue reading

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Cupcakes for Me!

Full disclosure – there is nothing remotely healthy about this cupcake recipe – but boy do they taste good. It was an exceptionally rainy weekend (even for Wales) and so children had to be amused indoors. I took charge of … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Tropical Fruit Taste Test

We hit our local farmer’s market and went to a stand selling a lot of tropical fruit, which is just starting to come in. Back home the kids and I did an impromptu little Gastrokid taste test. Here’s how our … Continue reading

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Parmesan V. Pecorino

In the quest to keep green fibrous vegetables in the diets of our children, we’ve long relied upon copious, blizzard-like gratings of parmigianno reggiano. Tonight, blanched green beans finished with a little butter and a grating of parmesan cemented our … Continue reading

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Bar Be No Queue

Seriously contrived headline I’ll be the first to admit but here’s the deal: those good folks over at Urban Baby have tipped us off to what is perhaps the only way of managing quality restuarant dining with the time constraints … Continue reading

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Herby The Love Omelette

The lame B-movie reference will likely annoy and confound your children, but it does state what this omelette is all about: packing major flavor and nutrients into an omelette big enough for four to share. It’s got the fresh herb … Continue reading

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