Monthly Archives: December 2006

The Gastrokid Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

With only about 8 business days left on the calendar to buy, wrap, and ship presents, Matthew’s last post just about put me in a panic. So in the Gastrokid spirit of infinite riffs (and in the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Cuddly Vegetable Gifts – Giving Your Baby Gastrokid Something to Chew on

I filed this under hardware but it should really be software. Need to add another cuddly toy to that overflowing menagerie of bears, birds and pandas cluttering up your living room? Well, why not go vegetarian this holiday season and … Continue reading

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Kiddie Cocktails Continued: White Russian (aka glass of milk)

I see a whole new line of Gastrokid Kiddie Cocktails being added to the menu soon so here’s my Monday morning thought: For months I’ve been having an on-going battle with Dylan (almost 4) about drinking his milk. Morning milk … Continue reading

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The Monday Farmer’s Market Report: You say mint. I say mixology. We say, teach your Gastrokid to Muddle

I do apologize for this if you live anywhere but in southern California, but it was 80 degrees in southern California this past week. That said, the lingering heat might explain the mint for sale at my local farmer’s market. … Continue reading

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Baby Back Ribs for Baby

Every Sunday, we make the pilgrimage to our local farmer’s market in search of many hard-to-get treasures, but none more so than the racks of organic pork ribs sold by a farmer who makes the arduous trek (especially in the … Continue reading

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Crispy Japanoesque Tofu: First Strike. Could it be a strike out?

We jumped into Project Pan-Asia full force this week and decided to try to sneak tofu into our kids’ dinner rotation. The thinking was: we’d do it seamlessly. If they’ve tolerated boneless skinless organic free range chicken breast (marinated in … Continue reading

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Chop Talk

My wife scored all sorts of cool things at my daughter’s school fundraiser. Not only did she get that awesome salty seaweed we’re now addicted to, but also these very cool chopstick clips called Fun Chop Chopstick Helpers. It’s basically … Continue reading

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Project Pan-Asia: Wherein a Family Flies East (in the kitchen at least)

Despite our borderless enthusiasm for the cuisines of the world, when it comes to home cooking, my wife and I tend to fall back on the usual quasi-Mediterranean, vaguely Italian-Franco-Spanish repertoire. To shake things up for us and our kids, … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Media Plugs

…..and while we’re in the business of self-promotion……it was fun to see that Typepad, our blogging service, made us their blog of the day yesterday. Welcome to any new readers who may have strayed into our Gastrokid world from the … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Enters the Lexicon

About six months ago, as Hugh and I were knocking around the idea of a new food site for kids and parents over transatlantic cocktails (mine an over-the-yard-arm snifter, his a brunch bloody mary) we hit upon a name for … Continue reading

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