Monthly Archives: October 2006

Disney Says No to Junk Food

Really interesting story in today’s Wall Street Journal about Disney’s decision to phase out its promotion of junk food to kids and to eliminate "artery-clogging trans fats from its theme-park menus and its licensed and promotional products." The WSJ story … Continue reading

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Glorious Mackeral Failures

Sometimes you can try too hard. Take mackeral. On Sunday, my wife picked up three gleaming fish from the new fish stall at our local farmer’s market. I was thrilled and so was my little boy – even more so … Continue reading

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The Uninvited Guest

Last night we were having a family dinner of squash blossom pizza and a green salad. I’d bought some squash blossoms at the farmer’s market, and, over the day or so they sat in the refrigerator, the blossoms had tightened … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: Squash Blossoms

I saw them at the stall: squash blossoms. Was this some autumn abomination? Aren’t these a springtime delicacy? To this transplanted New Yorker, they were that rarity: the flowers of a squash, a fleeting tender iteration of all that is … Continue reading

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What to do with 25 dollars worth of produce

Every week’s a little different at the farmer’s market, but early fall is pretty hard to beat: you’ve got the vestiges of summer and the promise of fall (baby zucchini and good apples bracket the moment). It’s a great time … Continue reading

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Organic Frozen Baby Food – Yum!!

Over in Brooklyn, Happy Baby is generating a bit of a media scrum with the launch of its range of organic, frozen baby food. Personally, I’m glad to see robust support for frozen fare: despite the bad press frozen food … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Restaurant Review: The Trails, Los Angeles

There are certain restaurants that you bump into as an adult and know you would’ve loved them as a kid: Trader Vic’s in L.A., Peter Luger in New York, and any Brazilian Churrascaria anywhere come to mind (the swords, fire, … Continue reading

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Big Cheese, Little Cheese

We took a family trip north into the mountains this past weekend. Our destination was the old market town of Brecon and the annual Brecon Food Festival. Not the most kid-friendly excursion you might say to yourself. And you, know, … Continue reading

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PBJ, BFF

We think: are we bad parents? have we failed? Are we incapable of coming up with something more creative, more palate expanding, more healthy and sustaining than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (organic, whole wheat, yadda yadda), a sliced … Continue reading

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The Friday Family Meal: Cavolo Nero, the Kid Friendly Kale

Cavolo Nero, Tuscan Kale, Black Kale, Dinosaur Kale, whatever you want to call it, it’s better than it sounds (cavolo nero gets my vote for euphonious Italianate appeal) But really: Kale. For kids. Are you kidding me? No. This variety … Continue reading

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