Monthly Archives: March 2007

Gastrokid Hits Astroburger

My culinary standards have always plunged precipitously when my wife leaves town. It’s a kind of barbaric reversion. One day I’ll be devising well-balanced, sometimes even nuanced, dinners for us; the next day I’ll be standing at the counter eating … Continue reading

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The 40 Minute Family Meal: Tom Colicchio and Gordon Ramsay-Inspired Gastrokid Steak

In the interest of loping, rolling, multi-faceted family meal omnivorousness and all that, we had our weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) family meal of steak, a ton of a hearty vegetable (broccoli), and the classic house-starch: toasted country white (it’s amazing how … Continue reading

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Boston in da Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World House

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I updated the Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World map. But today I added some new reader suggestions for good kid-friendly eating in around Boston. Check out the updated map … Continue reading

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A Little Kid-Friendly R&R

It might be 90 degrees in LA but it’s not quite as balmy here in Wales. So excuse me of dreaming of a warm, relaxing escape…..oh yes, with the kids. The new Travel & Leisure just provided a bit of … Continue reading

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So What Exactly Is a Family Meal?

Daylight savings time and the extra hour of sun turned this past Sunday into a surreal, extended version of a typical day off. Not only were we left with a full 60 minutes more of sunlight than usual, but the … Continue reading

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The 40 Minute Family Meal: A Pasta Sauce, Cruciferous, for Us

Weary of cooking a main and side, earlier this week I decided to combine the two in one, in a vegetable-rich pasta that benefits from copious amounts of olive oil, anchovies for stealthy depth of flavor, and nice long caramelization … Continue reading

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Getting Saucy

Further on the topic of making salmon even tastier, the other night we just about hit a wall with trying to dress up wild salmon (yes it’s out of season; yes I thawed some frozen fillets), when my wife suggested … Continue reading

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The Finest Cured/Smoked Salmon

What’s your favorite smoked/cured salmon? I know that when I was a kid the only salmon I ever saw came from a can and was stuffed, somewhat unceremoniously it has to be said, into a Sunday afternoon “tea” sandwich (no … Continue reading

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The Bare Essential Fatty Acids

Custard as brain food? Who can complain about that? Cookie has a cool story about the importance of EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) in your child’s development. Quote: "EFAs are the polyunsaturated fatty acids known as omega-3s and omega-6s, which play … Continue reading

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Market Report: Pencil Asparagus

On Sunday we were stuck in our neighborhood for the day, completely surrounded by the Los Angeles marathon, not to mention slowed down by unseasonal near 80 degree heat. So we took our time at the farmer’s market, knowing that … Continue reading

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