Adventures in eating

Vegetable gardening with dummies

I’d been saying all winter that I wanted to replace our long neglected flower bed with a small vegetable garden. Surprising even to me, we followed through on it! On Memorial Day weekend, we sent the kids to my parents’…

Giving up gluten

Wheat field

I have decided to give up gluten, or at least wheat, on a trial basis. How I will live without pizza, I don’t know. Not to mention waffles, muffins, tortellini, crescent rolls and my grandma’s cookies. For the past year…

A 4-year-old’s smoothie recipe

  Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared…

What does your fridge say about you

San Antonio photographer Mark Menjivar has a collection called “You Are What You Eat,” in which each piece is a photograph of someone’s refrigerator or freezer and a tiny bit of information about them. It is a very interesting subject.…

8 tips for making food fun for kids

The first time I wrote about making food fun for kids, I got a lot of great responses and suggestions. I’ve added them and rewritten the post. So here’s your new and improved tips for making food fun for kids:…