Month / October, 2014

Because growing zombies should make balanced food choices too!

photo 1So proud of the amazing art work our girls did for our hometown’s Halloween window painting contest. Thought I’d post some shots, especially since one is a twisted twist on one of my favorite images when it comes to educating little ones about making good food choices. The simplicity of the realUnknown ChooseMyPlate graphic makes it so easy to teach kids about healthy eating, especially when compared to an earlier version like this (which reminds me of the ancient Trivial Pursuit playing pieces). Our older daughter’s painting reminds me that I’ve neglected my ALS donation (smaller because I plunged, but promised none the less!) Just corrected that….do it now if you’ve forgotten too!
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iPop6 Plus, Joanne Chang-style

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One of my all-time favorite cook books is Joanne Chang’s Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe (and not just because she included my plum clafoutis recipe!) I love how she anticipates your reaction to how the ingredients are about to interact with each other so you don’t panic if something looks like it’s going to curdle, is too dry, too wet, etc. Our girls made her pop tart recipe for a fall block party cooking contest, creating their own seasonal pumpkin filling that was well-timed  with the release of the similarly sized iPhone 6 plus! With their mad baking skills, their cleverness (that’s an apple peel plugged into “Apple Juice” for charging) and Joanne’s recipe, of course they won!