Monthly Archives: August 2007

Kid-Friendly Restaurants: Summer Vacation Edition

Hugh went to Ireland and I went to Michigan and New York on summer vacation. Where did you venture and where did you eat? Help us add to our Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World by posting a comment with … Continue reading

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Vacation Eating Backlash: Fish Cakes

We had leftover grilled orata (how does one end up with leftover orata? And at 16 bucks a pound, at that. Well, I overbought and overcooked after two weeks of restaurant meals in Ireland. In addition to the orata, I’d … Continue reading

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Grilling Bad for the Health? It Sure Makes Broccoli Taste Good

Regular readers will know our crusade to make green veg more palatable and appealing to the younger palette (in ways that doesn’t include painting it brown). This summer on vacation, I hit on a newish way of cooking broccoli on … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part 4: Ate Way Better Than Usual

There are rules or, at the very least, principles, one aims at when feeding one’s kids at home (or at least at my home): judicious use of butter, minimal frying, a balanced plate in which fiber, lean protein, and good … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Part 3: Ate Wild Blackberries

Living in a world of freeways, industrialized farming, and other regimented, unspontaneous matrices of nature and modernity, one fantasizes about stumbling upon or even foraging for truly wild food (or at least I do). Fiddlehead ferns. Morel mushrooms. Wild strawberries. … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restaurants – Legs Inn, MI

Back from vacation in northern Michigan with a fun kid friendly restaurant to report on – the Legs Inn in Cross Village, MI. Admittedly this is not a place you’ll just be stumbling upon as it sits 20 miles north … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part Two: Pubs for Cubs

When me and the fam were in Ireland on summer vacation we had a few pub lunches, as one does when in Ireland. I must say, Americans have a thing or three to learn from the Irish when it comes … Continue reading

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What I Ate on My Summer Vacation, Part One: Blood (Pudding, that is)

The family and I just returned from vacation in Ireland, a place generally and somewhat unfairly not known for its culinary accomplishments. While at home we range the globe at the table, in Ireland we stuck with the local stuff: … Continue reading

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