Granola Baby Eats Everything

The newest foodie-mom book is French Kids Eat Everything, where author Karen Le Billon moves her two young American kids to France and encounters a food culture entirely different from home. From school lunches to meals at home, French children eat everything, and most of it is healthy. Snacking between meals is absolutely forbidden, and … Continue reading Granola Baby Eats Everything

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Livin’ in the tropics

I'm not sure why Chicago's 87 degrees in mid-March, and I'm certainly not going to complain. All I know is that it's hard to stay inside cleaning when it feels like summer. Yesterday I compromised by biking to Hungarian for my first round of Pesach shopping. I only had an hour, and by the time … Continue reading Livin’ in the tropics

Something from nothing

We just returned from a family bar mitzvah in Cherry Hill, NJ, where my kids had what they described as the "best time of their lives." Aside from enjoying hours running around giggling with their cousins, my girls partied until nearly 1AM. See Exhibit A. A weekend away, though, meant that my fridge was pretty … Continue reading Something from nothing

Granola Baby’s first eats

Like the siblings who came before him, Granola Baby will have nothing to do with jarred baby food mush. Try as I might to spoon feed him rice cereal, squash, carrots, pears, apples...you name it, the baby's lips are sealed. And then, just as I was about to write him off as a bad eater, … Continue reading Granola Baby’s first eats

Favorite fall squash soup

Pumpkin soup from a previous post always give my kids a thrill, making it worth preparing at least once a year. But most weeks, I only have time to throw together a butternut squash soup that is just as yummy. I start with a whole butternut squash, which is the least unwieldy members of the … Continue reading Favorite fall squash soup