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three pickle jars

Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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celery carrot cake

Celery-Carrot Tea Cake

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like this one, this one, and this one. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y, so why would a anyone complain?) […]

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The Gift of Fruit (and Veggies)

It’s that time of year for giving, and instead of the same old standbys, why not give the gift of fresh produce? Our friends over at Melissa’s have some wonderful gift baskets that will please even the pickiest eater. When we were scrolling through all of the choices, the Baby Veggie Basket ($71.99) was one […]

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couscous lunch

Lazy Mom’s School Lunch Guide

Back to school…school lunch…zzzzz. Wait – where was I? Sorry, my bad. Even though this is supposedly a blog about nutritious kids’ food, the thought of making school lunches always puts me to sleep. (If I’m going to be in the kitchen, I’d much rather be carving watermelons or making a Tim Burton pie.) Even […]

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avocado kale pesto

Ode to Pesto

Remember last year’s Ode to Hummus? This one’s similar, but with more leafy greens. Oh pesto how I love you so; So many foods with which you go. So many ways to make you mine. Each one of them is just as fine. Here’s the deal with pesto: You take the basic recipe (greens, oil, […]

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Green Food The Natural Way

Each year when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, we get inundated with images of food in unnatural shades of green. This always makes us scratch our heads because some of the most beautiful green foods we’ve ever seen come straight from the earth, no food dyes required. True, there aren’t that many naturally green desserts, […]

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