Monthly Archives: December 2007

40 Minute Family Meal – Tilapia with Green Beans and Herby Tomatoes

Like most of the Christmas celebrating world our family is craving fairly simple fayre after a week of measured gluttony. This is where this super-quick and easy fish bake comes into play. You’ll need: Three or four tilapia fillets garlic … Continue reading

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Chalk it up to the holidays

Over the five days following the eve of Christmas eve (when I started prepping the 14 hour 20 dollar pork roast), on our new gastrokid gastropub-style kitchen chalkboard, I wrote down just about everything we ate over the holidays, and … Continue reading

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A Gastrokid’s Christmas

This year we are entrusted with providing the menu at a Christmas eve gathering and have settled on an entree that is frugal, efficient, celebratory, and capable of feeding 15 people with ease, which is ideal during this cash and … Continue reading

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40 Minute Family Meal – Chicken, leeks and mushroom tagliatelle

This is one of those "Oh it’s Saturday lunchtime and what are we going to feed the kids?" special. We didn’t want to eat out and we didn’t want to go through the normal weekday soup and sandwich ritual. So … Continue reading

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40 Minute Family Meal: Seared Scallops, Broccoli Puree, and Beet, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Tangerine Salad

Scallops are the rich convenience food of the millenium. While the big, wild ones (like the luscious U-10s) are not so great for the environment, the smaller farmed bay scallops are a good bet. They’re protein. They’re rich. You can … Continue reading

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Stokke – High chairs that grow with your child

For months when we had our youngest in a traditional high chair, she would stare jealously during meal times over at her older brother who we had ensconced in a fun, new wooden adjustable high chair. Soon brother wanted out … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restaurants – Giraffe in London

We were in London this weekend….and a wet, soggy experience it was as well trust me. The highlight of the trip was a ride on the London Eye but after that we all needed a good dinner. And that’s where … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Report: More Sunday Stock

Our favorite produce stand at our neighborhood farmer’s market was fresh out of the classic, Bugs Bunny-style orange carrots we’re accustomed to buying, so I resorted to the red carrots, thinking the novel color would appeal to the kids. Three … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese and Bacon Chicken Kinda Cordon Bleu

We’ve all been there – you’ve got to throw together a tasty meal in 40 minutes and all you’ve got is a few chicken breasts to play with. That was our predicament this week but, luckily, we’d had a dinner … Continue reading

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Thou Shall Shallot

You’ll find no shortage of shallots at the farmer’s market around this time of year. They’ve got that nice kind of like an onion, kind of like garlic quality to them. My bright (no, brilliant) wife suggested we fry some … Continue reading

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