Monthly Archives: January 2007

Give Peas (of mind) a Chance

In my twenties I swore I’d never get a microwave nor eat frozen food. I was too in love with the idea of living the European fantasy that my home in Manhattan allowed: buying only what I needed on that … Continue reading

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Ordering From the Children’s Menu

Villandry, a well-known London deli and restaurant might just have honed the ultimate kid’s menu. The Sunday Times of London gave us a sneak peak this week of a new children’s menu sculpted by Annabel Karmel. It features, "macaroni cheese … Continue reading

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Masquerading Milk For Kids

In my on-going quest to find milk (any milk) that Z (now weaned….well almost) will drink (scratch cows, goats and soy) I’ve hit on a product that is completely useless for a one year old but might be fun for … Continue reading

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The Monday Market Report: Guanciale

This week the market report goes indoors to the butcher counter to focus on Guanciale, an intensely flavored, bacon-like pork product which is simply pig’s jowl cured in salt, sugar, and herbs. Mario Batali (the patron saint of cured pork … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World – The Map

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A Case of Sheepish Terminology

Sitting here in Wales, land of three million sheep (and counting) I couldn’t stop myself from adding a tiny point of clarification to Hugh’s fabulous beef Shepherd’s Pie….you can probably guess where I’m going with this one. (thanks to JulesAngel … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie. But not for Vi.

Shepherd’s pie. Such a bucolic name, as if of some forgotten nursery rhyme. Such a more romantic winter use of ground beef than plain old hamburgers or, for that matter, meat loaf. Such promise. Little Bo Beep and all that. … Continue reading

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The New and Improved School Lunch: Shake It Up With a Snack

When it comes to packing our five year old’s school lunch, as much as we’d like to be rolling up Vietnamese summer rolls (an honest goal) and other holdable, global goodies, most of the time it’s a rushed affair, sometimes … Continue reading

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Silicone State of Mind

You’ve probably read today’s NYT Dining section story on cooking with silicone so I won’t dwell on the various pros and cons detailed in the article. What did catch my eye was the silicone egg poaching pods, by Lamson & … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restuarant Google Map

When I’m not trying to put food on the table, both literally and figuratively, I’ve got a bit of a geeky fascination with mashed-up Google Maps…..you know the way folks customize Google Maps to meet their own niche needs. Today … Continue reading

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