hummus and fruit spread
Met a guy who grew up in North Carolina and LOVED barbecue. Married him. That pretty much sums it up.
Educate and involve children more in cooking, starting from when they are young. The return of Home Ec is a good idea. Field trips to farms, grocery stores, farmers markets etc., restaurants. If a roof top garden is possible, great, but there are other ways to give children that exposure that are easier to make happen. Change the standards and definitions for school lunches changed is important (what's a vegetable, fat and sugar targets, but it is a long battle.) Reduce access to sugared drinks and candy, chips, baked goods.
graham crackers and ice cream, chocolate syrup or both; add berries or bananas to either. bananas dipper in chocolate syrup; or smores (with toaster oven prepared marshmallows).
Challah bread or brioche french toast with maple syrup.
Too hard to choose: Fruit- Apple and pear are my regular go to. Perfectly ripe figs are amazing. Vegetable: And brussel sprouts and acorn squash.
David Lebovitz, Joy the Baker
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I will be thrilled if I finally find the time to bake over the holidays- apple crisp and some Chanukah cookies. And I'd love to try today's rugelach recipe!
Mr. Softee is the childhood fave. The more grown-up part of me loves Taim for a meal and Coolhaus for sweets.
When my younger brother was little he was a very picky eater and very stubborn. He pretty much ate only the following: bagels with cream cheese, lemon yogurt, toasted american cheese sandwiches, cereal with no milk, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches (no jelly) and hot dogs. And if it was prepared in a form that differed from how my mom made it, forget about it. When he was six, a baby sitter once cut his peanut butter sandwich diagonally into triangles instead of down the middle into rectangles and he refused to eat it. She told him he could not leave the table or have anything else until he ate it. My older brother and I left to go to an evening activity and when we came back 4 hours later, he was still in the exact same place at the table with the sandwich in front of him! When my mom called to check-in the baby sitter told them about the situation and she told the baby sitter to give up because my brother would never give in.
But most of us have some little pickiness or quirks about eating. I know that this will find little understanding, but I won't eat anything with more than a small amount of garlic unless the garlic is very well cooked. I'm not allergic, but raw garlic does seem to make me my stomach feel sickish for about 16-24 hours. So I just try to avoid it because I don't enjoy feeling that way. But I never ask anyone to prepare anything special or complain - I just find something else I can eat. It's my responsibility to manage it - not other people's.
Barefoot Contessa and French Chef reruns
New Basics, Joy of Cooking, Moosewood.
Recipes (family, cookbook, internet...) and me.
A good rich cup of hot chocolate - the kind that turns into pudding if you put it in the refrigerator - with marshmallows.
Wood plank-baked salmon with roasted asparagus (in the spring) or with maple glazed brussel sprouts (in the winter).
We've purchased "Berry Hot" jam from one of the Greenmarket vendors - strawberry jalapeno I think. It's delicious and definitely a departure from typical combinations.
My husband is a true barbecue lover, having grown up in North Carolina. He no doubt has a pit master whose fare he is most looking forward to sampling at the event. I am a huge supporter of my husbands love of barbecue, but am myself a vegetarian who grew up in Minnesota. So I am looking forward to Jennifer Gibson's desserts!
Ooh! I forgot about the crayfish & rocket! That was the first thing I ever got at Pret - I popped in to see what the place was, saw that, and couldn't resist. I go pretty frequently still but have not seen that one in years. Try the Coco-Nut cookie, though. I love the Chocolate Chip, but I love the Coco-Nut even more...
My grandmother's coffee cake served warm. Or my other grandmother's apple crisp and apple pie.
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