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adult picky eaters

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in Blog Posts | 27 comments

There was an interesting article in the WSJ this morning about adult picky eaters. Please check it out! Picky eating is one of the most common issues I help families with. As you see here, some kids don’t outgrow their picky eating. If you are concerned, read a book, get some help. (Child of Mine, or Secrets to Feeding a Healthy Family, both by Ellyn Satter.) Are you an adult who only eats a handful of foods? Will you share with us, and maybe how you were fed as a child? It was...

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back to school lunch ideas

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Blog Posts |

Jennette Turner is a natural foods educator based in Minneapolis. She teaches classes and works with individuals. Here is an excerpt from her 2009 newsletter. Thought it might jog the brain a little as the school year approaches. Go to her website to sign up for the newsletter and subscribe to Dinner with Jennette for more recipes and ideas. A Healthy Start to the School Year (by Jennette Turner) Lesson #1: The foods kids eat affect how they learn and behave. One way we can help our kids...

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organizing recipes

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

It used to make me crazy when I couldn’t find a recipe I wanted. Was it in my recipe box? That Cooking Light from 2 years ago? Joy of Cooking? etc. I also didn’t like getting my nice books all dirty or saving magazines. I started a 3 ring binder with plastic sleeves a few years ago and have been really happy with it. Its a little extra work at times, but has a lot of benefits. You can display and protect handed-down recipes. See Grandma’s lemon loaf in her handwriting. You...

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storing knives, safe and saves space

Posted by on Jan 10, 2009 in Blog Posts |

We have a relatively small kitchen, and tend to have lots of gadgets to make cooking easier: bread machine, rice cooker, crock-pot, small food processor… So I saw this at a friend’s house and thought it was a great idea.  We mounted ours near the stove and prep surfaces. We’re happy with our magnetic knife holder (www.kegworks.com) and here’s why: 1)  keeps our knives sharper if not tumbling around in drawers 2) keeps sharp knives out of reach of our daughter who...

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Save money, waste less: date your food

Posted by on Jan 2, 2009 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

I used to pull a jar of salsa out of the fridge and wonder when I opened it. Was it a week or three months ago? I ended up with two problems: 1) I had things in my fridge that were WELL past fresh. (A recent bottle of peanut oil I found had a sell-by date more than three years passed. Now I know oil stays fresh longer in the fridge, but that was embarrassing.) 2) I threw out things that were probably fine, but couldn’t remember exactly how long they were in the fridge. SOLUTION? I keep...

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