Birthday Party Menu

Birthday Party Menu

This is the next post in the Birthday Party series I started earlier this year. In the previous posts I shared some ideas about healthy classroom celebrations and suggested ways to increase variety in snacks served at birthday parties at home. This is an actual menu...
Birthday in a classroom

Birthday in a classroom

If you are like me, you probably feel a little overwhelmed by all the classroom birthday celebrations happening throughout the school year. And the reason for this is probably the uncontrollable amount of junk that goes into our kids' systems via cupcakes and other...
Zu-canoes at the farmers market

Zu-canoes at the farmers market

Cooking demos at the local farmers' market are some of my most favorite things to do. If we were not away for a big chunk of the summer I would have been spending every Saturday here, chatting with friends and strangers and sharing some yummy food we made. Since it...
Mushroom pizza

Mushroom pizza

If you have been following this blog for a while you probably already know that everyone in our family loves mushrooms. So it is not a big surprise that mushrooms are the most popular topping for our home-made pizza. Those of you who are intimidated by a prospect of...
Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam

We cannot resist local strawberries when they are in season. In fact, we buy so much of them that we do not have time to finish the old batch before the new one arrives from the farmers' market, fresh and fragrant. So we decided to make our very own strawberry jam...
Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

Asparagus season is finally here! Nothing says "spring" to me as a bunch of green spears fresh from the farmers' market. The girls were so excited to bring them home (mainly because I made a really big deal out of finding them on the market), that they demanded that...
Avocado sushi rolls

Avocado sushi rolls

  Making your very own avocado sushi rolls at home is super-easy once you get the intricacies of cooking the sushi rice. It is also a great way to engage your kids in the kitchen. The rolls make a simple and nutritious lunch or afterschool snack (my 7 year old...
Veggie-rich Shepherd’s pie

Veggie-rich Shepherd’s pie

Yesterday we had a very chilly and windy day in New York city. I was so cold during the school trip to a farm with my daughter's class that all I could think in the afternoon was curling up on a sofa with a huge cup of tea. As dinner time approached, nothing but...