Monthly Archives: July 2008

Compost Post

My wife is the gardener in the family and is now the proprietess of a Worm Hotel, a British-made box you fill with worms and kitchen scraps to produce rich compost and “worm tea” (a sort of liquid compost), which … Continue reading

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Yes You Can

After a few days of vacation in Sonoma, we returned to a house devoid of fresh food. Takeout sounded uninspiring. We didn’t have the energy to shop. So we whipped up this fish-stewish pseudo-spanish dish using only canned, frozen, and … Continue reading

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Spinach on the Grill

I’m in this family limbo at present – each year my family heads off for a few weeks to visit the in-laws in the U.S. and I am left to forage alone. I use the time to experiment in the … Continue reading

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Snowbunny Slays Pinkberry

Can we rewind and start the froyo wars again? Can we pit Snowbunny against Pinkberry? If we could, my money would be on Snowbunny (312 Center St Healdsburg, CA 707-431-7669). On a recent road trip to Sonoma county to see … Continue reading

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Eating Flowers for Lunch

Our son has been growing nasturtiums as part of our Gastrokid garden and finally the flowers came into bloom. As soon as he saw them he wanted to take them to school so what better way than as an accompaniment … Continue reading

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Soft Sell for Ice Cream Lovers

Kids love soft ice cream (well any ice cream for that matter). Today the NYT has a feature on nouveau soft-serve ice cream and boy do some of the servings look good. Some like the ice cream paried "with a … Continue reading

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Cmon Baby, Light My Samphire…….

This is a recipe that may be hard to replicate outside of the British Isles for the simple reason that it relies heavily on samphire – a sort of sea asparagus that grows on the coast of East England and … Continue reading

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When leftovers mean frittata

There’s a whole book that could be written about creative leftovers (note to selves) but here’s one of the more natural food transitions. When we Gastrodads were kids there came many a warning that if you didn’t eat your dinner … Continue reading

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