This year’s deathmarch through winter has seemed interminable, and has brought on two maladies: a bit of Writer’s Block, and that peculiar cube-shaped fever known as Minecraft Mania. The Boy and I have been playing a lot of Minecraft together, it being far more colorful and compelling than the actual scenery outside. But I have been cooking, so, time to come out of hibernation (cube-ernation?) and let you see what I’ve made.
Posted by realfoodroad on March 9, 2013
Here’s a link to a great read from Chef Marcus Samuelsson:
Notes From LinkedIN: X-Ray Vision Carrots & Changing the Way Our Children Eat « Chef Marcus Samuelsson.
He discusses the idea that the way we talk about food with our children can influence whether or not they will be interested in eating it. In a recent study by Cornell University, children were more enthusiastic about eating vegetables when they were given exciting names, such as “Silly Dilly Green Beans” and “X-Ray Vision Carrots”. Samuelsson has taken this idea further by suggesting we should stop making the distinction between “healthy” foods and “tasty” foods, because it somehow implies that “healthy” foods are not “tasty”. Any of you who have ever eaten just-picked fresh peas from the pod, or a sun-warmed tomato fresh off the vine know this is simply not true. But it’s the impression given when we tell our kids, “Eat it, it’s good for you,” rather than, “Have a bite of this, it’s delicious.”
Click the link, have a good read, and see if it doesn’t get you thinking about your own food choices, and how you make them. I’ll see you on down the Road.
Posted by realfoodroad on October 11, 2012
L to R: Watermelon, broccoli, leeks, salad mix, slicing tomatoes, radishes, eggplant, red bell peppers, green beans, chile peppers, potatoes, and basil.
Not that I would ever ask that, but someone else out there might want to know: Is that all there is in season in New Hampshire right now?
Not even close.
There’s so much more…
Posted by realfoodroad on September 6, 2012
L to R: Swiss Chard, Arugula, Kale, Romaine, Basil, Radishes, Butterhead Lettuce, Kohlrabi, and Peas.
More, More, More
Posted by realfoodroad on June 27, 2012