My daughter was invited to a bday party not long ago. One of the foods that was served was poffertjes. Those delightful Dutch mini-pancakes served with a wad of butter and a tornado of powdered sugar. Anyway, I made them for my daughter to bring at the birthday party. That was in the morning. Lunch…… Continue reading The New Poff-eitjes
When Manoli, my oldest, is invited to a bday party, I know there’s planning ahead. For food, treats, unexpected treats, and new locations. It’s fine, I’ve become a pro at this over the years. But this time, it was different. That location was MacD’s. I know it sounds like just another place. But when I…… Continue reading Bday Party at MacDonald’s
Snackxiety: The anxiety I experience over snacks that will or will not consumed by my kids when I’m not there. Mostly, it’s when my kids go on a play date or a party and I’m not staying with them. Which is happening, increasingly. Of course. Kids are growing, meeting new people, going new places. There’s…… Continue reading Snackxiety
Do you have a child with a gluten sensitivity or allergy, and sometimes have a hard time convincing them to eat the new funky experiment you just baked for them? Ok. That sounds weird. By funky experiment, I mean a new recipe you came up with, and that replaces conventional store-bought food containing an allergen…… Continue reading Gluten-free Amaranth Madeleines
Does is ever happen that you buy food with nice packaging and end up disappointed at the tiny, actual amount of food in the package? That all the space inside the packaging is taken up mostly by air, or pretty silk paper? Well, food fillers follow kind of the same line of thought, except they’re…… Continue reading Food Fillers. Read What You Eat.
Hello again. For this post, I thought I’d share something colorful and yummy. You know, like I said I’d do. When Noli was small, I’d sing to him every night before putting him to bed. One of the songs was Mona Lisa, by Nat King Cole. Oh how he loved that song. Then one night,…… Continue reading Coloring With Food
On the eve of my son’s bday celebration at school, a substantial glass of red and I, have been hard working at making The Treats. The ones that Manoli will be handing out tomorrow in his class. There’s that word again. Treats. What to give. What does my son want. What can I actually make.…… Continue reading To Exclude or Not to Exclude.