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Saturday, November 6, 2010

What about the children????

Now that the opportunity to work in town is here, I am working in my favorite kitchen......mine!!!
As the organization of all this comes together the writing might be sporadic but will still appear.   I have a few ideas where I am going to need the help from people in the form of you sending me ideas!!
I am thinking a lot about children and what they eat, how they like to eat, what are the parents involvement in the nutrition of their children, tricks of the trade, problems, help needed, etc.  Please send me your ideas and I am going to work on them to dedicate something (still in the development stage) to the kids in the world.  Whether they are your kids, neighbours kids, children from a different country, where ever they are!  I want to get children eating healthy, enjoying food, learning about the food they eat and most importantly to me, get them in the kitchen and COOKING!!!
Lets see where this takes us!!!

Here are a few things that were made this week!!!

Duck Confit and a roasted beet salad with buffalo mozzarella, avocado and fresh delicious yellow tomatoes.   No sauce was needed for the duck as it was super juicy and delicious!!

Sunday brunch quiche with friends.  Filled with some left over vegetables, sausage and of course cheese..........don't forget the cheese!

MMMMM one of the favorites around here, Pate Chinois or Shepard's Pie, you choose.  This one is made with ground buffalo and for the potato topping, a twice baked potato was the thought.   I sauteed vegetables (onions, leeks, kale, bacon, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper to taste.  Mashed the potatoes then mixed them together.  Combining the ingredients together in the pan and then topped it with cheese!  I love these dishes because they last for a few days and are good for lunches, snacks, dinner the next night.  Having dishes like this allows for a break from the kitchen to do other things, knowing there is something delicious, nutritious and made with love in the fridge!

Have a magically delicious day!


  1. I spend a lot of time thinking about kids and food since kid #2 started eating solids 3 months ago. We totally messed up with kid #1-- only offered her a limited selection of foods, labelled foods as "her favourites" or "she doesn't like that" too soon, etc. As a result she's a very picky eater now BUT has been open to trying new foods in the past couple of years (she's 9 now-- maybe a maturity thing) and was fascinated with the concept that a person sometimes needs to taste a new food 10-50 times before they acquire a taste for it. She's taken kids' cooking classes (adored them) and even has her own recipe books, baking tools, and aprons. She has a recipe binder that we put together filled with recipes that she likes and can make with me.
    With kid #2, we're offering her everything under the sun- jarred baby food, homemade baby food, solid chunks of food, etc. When she makes a face after trying something new we say "oooh! That's a strong taste, isn't it?" Not: "oh, you don't like that." And if she doesn't want cucumbers today, even though she was devouring them last week, then I assume she's on cucumber overload and will give her a break from them for a couple weeks.
    I read a lot of food blogs for ideas (yours included! :) so here's a few you can check out:

    Hope this helps you and your project!
    sue (cuz)

  2. i love things topped with cheese! the quiche and the pie both look so good