Category Archives: kid’s food

Fruit Art

Fruit is great for kids but sometimes they need to play with it before consuming. Here's a banana-mango-plum-tomato still life constructed by Dylan recently. He tells me it's called Fruit Face. We should stress that no fruit were harmed in … Continue reading

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Kid’s Parties – A Mini Rant

What is it with kids food at hosted birthday parties? Dylan went to a party this weekend hosted at a local indoor adventure playground/jungle gym. The kids scamper around like crazy, climb through rope mazes and generally act like daredevils … Continue reading

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Fish Tales – Teaching Your Five Year-Old to Look Out for Bones

We had mackerel this evening for dinner – three fish scored and braised in a soy, mirin, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger sauce. Rather than fillet the fish before cooking (a finicky process in the case of mackerel) I decided … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Chop Sticks? Why Not?

We’ve been encouraging Dylan and Zelda to experiment with their "training wheels" chopsticks in recent weeks. It’s tricky to master but both of them have been having a valiant go. Last night, Jowa cooked a rather tasty pasta dish – … Continue reading

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Garlic Prep with the Help of a Little Helper

Cooking with kids – especially when you have a demanding two-year old running around the kitchen – can be a nightmare. So the other night when I was making a vegetable stir-fry with zucchini, snap peas and red pepper, I … Continue reading

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Vacation Days

Both Hugh and I are taking a couple of weeks vacation starting tomorrow. We’ll be back firing on all cylinders and with vacation-inspired recipes and stories starting on August 15th. If you are heading off yourselves, enjoy those dog days … Continue reading

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Memories of Vacation Dining – Frit Mallorqui

Fry up, that mishmash hash of leftover veg, potatoes and sometimes meat (or fish), is one of my favourite meals. It also makes great kids’ food as you can pack in veg and nutrients while disguising all goodness in the … Continue reading

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Seattle’s New Kid-Friendly Restuarant Guide

Regular readers of Gastrokid know we crave good info on kid-friendly restaurants around the world. Now comes a new book from the Hungry City Guide folks dedicated to family eating in Seattle. (Thanks Cookie magazine for the tip off). Of … Continue reading

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