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Two Sorbets: Mango-Strawberry and Lemongrass-Tamarind.

July 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Making sorbet is easy. All you need is some kind of fruit, sugar, water, and a little bit of lime juice. And in summer – at least in our house – having something sweet, refreshing and ice cold is an absolute necessity. We recently made two kinds of sorbet at the same time – a […]

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Dog Days of Summer

July 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

The kids and I tried something different in the kitchen this week and made dog treats. Our dogs have some pretty foul breath so I decided a biscuit that included mint might help them out. The dogs liked them and it really did improve their breath. Warning – if you leave these biscuits out on […]

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What we won’t fry try.

July 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This. Yes, it looks like a perfect summer food. No, we will not be attempting it in our family’s kitchen. Because it is also a bit too much. What is it? You’ll have to click to see for yourself. Just brace yourself first. — Kitchen Dad

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Diving Into Summer

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, it’s summer here in Florida and the days are hot and humid. There has not been much cooking going on around here lately. Lots of salads, cheese, fruit and of course glorious omelets. The trend is anything that requires turning on the stove for more than a few minutes is being placed on the […]

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Javanese Noodles (Mee Java)

June 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

This dish, from one of Junior Kitchen’s favorite cook books, was modified slightly but was truly yummy. You know you have a hit on your hands when the table is silent because everyone is so busy eating. Don’t let the length of the recipe put you off! It’s not as involved as it looks at […]

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Homemade Salsa

June 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Summer. Salsa. Easy. Put on chips. Put over beans. Put in burritos. (Eat straight out of jar.) Ingredients 6 tomatillos 2 or 3 tomatoes 2 Tbsps olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin Red pepper flakes 2 large cloves garlic A bell pepper 1 large onion, or two small ones. 1/2 cup cilantro 5 leaves of fresh […]

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Tags: Snacks

A place for parents.

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

A quick note between recipes: You might be interested in what’s happening over at Lost Parent Diary. Especially the series of posts about finding lost bits of time in the back of the couch. We all need to find some of that time….

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Korean Cucumber Pickle

June 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

This recipe was fun to make and we got a chance to use a lot of cucumbers that we had from the farm. Kitchen Daddy has a deep addiction to kim chee – this is a version that uses cucumbers instead of bok choy or napa. ——- Ingredients: 6 cucumbers 2 Tb salt 2 scallions […]

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Tags: Condiments

Agua de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade)

May 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

This drink is refreshing and cool when the heat of summer is getting to you. It was a BIG hit with the kids. One can never go wrong when sugar is involved. We’ve officially named it Cucumber Breeze because it was such a breeze to make. 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks Juice of […]

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Tags: Other fun · Snacks

Where Food Comes From.

May 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Do you ever wonder why suburban preschoolers learn to “moo” like a cow or “cock-a-doodle-doo” like a rooster without ever having seen one? How do we teach kids where food really comes from, besides “the store”? I’ve just been reading an excerpt from a book called Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis, and it poses some […]

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