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Perry Pork Shoulder

Perry, for the uninitiated, is pear hard cider. Where we live it’s made on local farms around this time of autumn and sold at local fares. We were at an apple extravaganza yesterday and I managed to score a liter … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Rice Cooker

Today’s New York Times celebrates the multi-faceted appeal of the rice cooker and we couldn’t agree more. Admittedly we tend to stick to, well, rice when using ours but it consistently delivers with perfectly cooked non-glumpy rice – especially when … Continue reading

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Sauteeing Veg with Water

Cooking Brussels’ sprouts can be a bit of an ordeal. As we’ve discussed a lot on Gastrokid there’s nothing worse in our opinion than boiled and overcooked Brussels’. For that reason we like to half them and saute em with … Continue reading

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Learning from Food Mistakes for Picky Eaters?

The New York Times ran a "6 Food Mistakes Parents Make" column over the weekend. Did you see it? Ground in scientific study (for whatever that’s worth) the column offered some sage advice such as "Don’t give up trying to … Continue reading

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Who Can Save the School Lunch?

Here’s an interesting snippet from a story today about new school lunch policies being adopted in England. First up, new standards be implemented to specify the maximum (fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt) and minimum (carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin … Continue reading

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Pork Chop with Summer Squash and Sugar Snap Peas

Another in the series of the solo Gastrodad experiments with quick and easy one-stop combos while family is away on vacation. Tonight it’s baked pork chop with sliced summer squash, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. First I rub the pork … Continue reading

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Red Curry Chicken + Arugula and Cilantro

Here’s another dispatch from the temporarily single Gastrodad…. So here we are – wife and kids away visiting family and that leaves me to experiment and cook solo. It can be fun but it can also be a tad tedious … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chef Recommends Poisonous Weed in Salads

Just in case any of you were inspired by chef Worral Thompson’s suggestion in the recent Healthy and Organic Living magazine to add henbane as a "tasty addition" to salads let me offer some advice: PUT THE DEADLY WEED DOWN! … 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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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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