Watermelon Popsicles

I grew up slurping Otter Pops and staining my tongue neon blue. These days, I’d rather color my lips with blueberries—especially frozen into an icy popsicle. I’ve had some of the best popsicles recently from FatFace, the genius gourmet treats from Jaymes Luu. She’s had a stand at the Davis Farmers’ Market for a few […]

Baking with Kids: Applesauce Muffins

I’ve been on a bit of a muffin kick lately, thanks to the weird weather. I suggested them in desperation one day when it was raining (again!) and we needed some warmth. Turns out, though, that muffins are great to bake with my daughter. She gets to stir, it’s an educational activity, and we both […]

Guinea Pig Kids: Trying New Things

Want something green in your life? Try pistachio-sage pesto to hold you until summer arrives.

When Your Kid Only Wants Pasta

This week, I thought I’d talk about the horror of many an omnivorous parent: What do you do when your kid only wants to eat pasta? I like pasta so much that I used to wish I was Italian when I was little, but I try not to carbo load every day. Coming up with […]

Adventures in Raising an Omnivore

In these days of food scolds and childhood obesity, it can be like braving a minefield to talk about what you feed your kid. Some parents try to subtly outdo each other in describing their made-from-scratch, organic, homegrown meals (or at least that’s what they TELL you they’re serving). Others throw up their hands and […]