Monthly Archives: February 2007

Cooking Up a Storm with Crazy Chefs

Dylan got a fun new board game for his 4th birthday. It’s called Crazy Chefs and it’s made by Orchard Toys. The idea is simple. Collect all the ingredients on your board and then spin a wheel to make a … Continue reading

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My Thai Curry Disaster (that the Kids Loved)

Sunday night I tried a Thai curry short-cut that went horribly wrong as far as I was concerned. I had some salmon baking in the oven and I needed something to liven it up. I thought I’d knock together a … Continue reading

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Market Report: Tamales

It was either that I was beginning to see the limits of my little local farmer’s market or that I wasn’t in the mood to cook. Sure, I stocked up on a whole mess of produce (Beets, fennel, carrots, celery, … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Zucchini

Hugh and I must be in the same cosmic vegetable zone at present because, for the last few days, I’ve been staring at what I’ve come to the call "the loneliest zucchini" that is occupying a depressing corner of my … Continue reading

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Last Ditch Chopped Salad

How is that some of the best meals come out of a limited pantry? At the end of a recent week, our stores of produce were depleated. We lacked the energy to muster a last minute grocery store run. And … Continue reading

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Modest Mouse

My wife recently bought my cheese-loving daughter a book that any gastrokid would love. It’s called Anatole, a kid lit classic, by Eve Titus, originally published in 1956. I have vague memories of thumbing through a copy at my grandparents … Continue reading

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Big Mac n Cheese Fest

An entire restaurant devoted to Mac and Cheese? Sounds like heaven to us and if you agree you’ll want to check out Supermac – the "creative mac and cheese" joint at the top of Chelsea, Manhattan that is admiringly profiled … Continue reading

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Milking Sibling Envy For All its Worth

You may remember that we were having a bit of trouble getting our baby Z to drink milk. We’d disguised it with flavors, warmed it up, pretended it was liquified pasta (okay, not really) but nothing would work. Z either … Continue reading

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Market Report: Sardines, the New Tuna

When the gastromoms and dads of the world learned that canned tuna was not to be relied upon as in days past (overfished, mercury, etc), they lost an entire subcategory of convenience food (at least we still have peanut butter). … Continue reading

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Gnudist Colony

Gnudi (pronounced nyew-dee) is basically a naked or nude ravioli. Which is to say, ravioli without the pasta, which is to say: a bunch of ricotta cheese bound together with a bit of egg and flour. And gnudi are delicious, … Continue reading

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