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Tag Archive for ‘cooking with kids’

MixedGreens Predictions for 2009

At this time of year I love to read about predictions and trends. It all started when I had a clothing company and was obsessed with color. Not that I consider myself trendy but there is something exciting about seeing how close I’ve come to predicting where we are headed. This year, I’ll have to […]

Sweeten the Deal: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

In a recent article in the NY Times, Six Food Mistakes Parents Make , the first mistake listed was not involving kids in food preparation. Researchers at Teachers College at Columbia University found that the more kids are allowed to participate in cooking, the more likely they are to try new foods. Add harvesting food […]

Have a Pizza Party

All of Adrian’s juggling practice came in handy when it was time to make pizza. I mixed up a batch of dough ahead of time, then cut it into quarters so each person could make their own. The Farmers Market provided the toppings — italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, caramelized red torpedo onions and […]

I Like Bread ‘n Butter

Coming back from vacation is hard enough for adults, but what do you do with the kids after days of nonstop fun and activities? Time to pull out that bag of flour I bought from Bluebird Grain Farms and put them to “work” baking bread. I’ve been feeling pretty lazy and jet-lagged myself and didn’t […]