Monthly Archives: November 2007

When It’s Not About the Food but More About the Meal

Dylan has a new best friend….well, a son to be exact….a duck called Quacky (what you expected some other name?). Quacky does everything every other sibling in the household does…and that includes taking part in family meals. Luckily for the … Continue reading

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The 40-Minute Family Meal: Jamie Oliver-inspired Prawns with Sugar Snap Peas and Soybeans

Jamie Oliver’s family dinners cookbook was the inspiration for this quick and delish dish but we didn’t have the king prawns, mangetouts or butter beans he includes so we had to do quick recce through our fridge to come up … Continue reading

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The 40 Minute Family Meal: An Early Autumn Grilled Gastrokid Feast

Season confusion continues. Just when we thought it was braising weather, the thermometer hit 80 on Saturday and we felt the urge to grill. We had some eggplant. Some leftover Pita from Middleastern takeout. We had some Haloumi (that Greek … Continue reading

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The 40 Minute Family Meal: A Vaguely Mediterranean Fish Feast

The kids had stayed up late and gotten up early. And so had we (a Halloween, and post-Halloween pattern repeated throughout the country I’m sure). And before we knew it, dinner time had rolled around. In the maelstrom of last … Continue reading

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Candy Nation: the aftermath

Hurrah. We have successfully passed out the last of the peanut butter cups and m and ms. We’ve snuffed the jack o lanterns and extinguished the compact flourescent porch light. The kids are asleep. We’ve drained the last glass of … Continue reading

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