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 [...]
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 [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about some of my favorite Sacramento restaurants for kids. They meet both the requirements of having good adult food and healthy kid choices, and best of all they don’t raise their eyebrows at accompanying children. I got some great feedback from readers and have tried a few more places. [...]
It may not be as trendy as it used to be, but I LOVE farmer’s markets. Everywhere I go, I try to find one. Recently, I found a market in New Orleans with stone-ground grits, Creole tomato jam, and great juice combos like beet-lemonade and watermelon-lime. I love to watch the people, learn about new [...]
As someone who worked in restaurants for years and loved going to them for decades, I’ve missed them lately. With a three-year-old in tow, it’s not always easy to eat out. But I long ago swore off fast food hamburgers, and it’s not what I crave anyway. When I don’t want to cook for myself, [...]
Want something green in your life? Try pistachio-sage pesto to hold you until summer arrives.
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 [...]
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 [...]