Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Sunshine in a Jar: Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Lately I have been seeing signs of spring.  Plants are flowering all over our neighborhood, and yesterday as I walked by the local park I saw daffodils and magnolias smiling through the rain.  I have not lived in a climate this mild for a while, but when you live somewhere as rainy as the Pacific Northwest, […]

Reflecting on a Year of Change

Reflecting on a Year of Change

For me, autumn is a time of reflection.  A time to think about life and where I am going.  I know that this kind of reflection should occur around January 1st, but for me it sets in with the cool days and changing leaves.  Maybe it’s the change in the physical environment that pushes me to […]

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

Okinawan Surprise Package and White Miso Soup!

One day last summer, a package arrived on our doorstep with Japanese characters.  It was an unexpected delivery, and I quickly realized that it was a surprise package from my new friend in Okinawa, Japan (see my interviewed HERE).  Though she still wishes to remain anonymous, the Japanese school teacher who so graciously allowed me to interview […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

I wrote this post last week while it was pouring rain.  Today it’s sunny and clear… either way, it’s nice to know that a dinner of tender pork ribs will be finished and waiting for us when we get home from soccer practice! Back to last week and our crock pot dinner… It’s soccer night […]

My Sister’s Crock Pot Chicken Legs

My Sister’s Crock Pot Chicken Legs

The following is a guest-post with recipe for crock pot chicken by my sister.  She stimulates a very important conversation about eating habits and social pressures with food, even at an early age.  Her experience certainly gives us adults reason to consider the foods given to our children outside the home and how they influence our kids’ eating habits, whether […]

Okinawa Interview

Okinawa Interview

Hi! I just posted my interview of a school teacher from Okinawa, Japan.  Find out more about the foods that Okinawan schools serve as well as the food habits of children on this island known for its healthy diet and long life. You can find the interview on the ‘Interviews’ page or read it here. Have a great weekend!

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

Where in the world do children use wine glasses to drink their juice? France!  That’s where! When we moved to France, my son was only two and a half years old.  For the first 2 weeks, we lived in a hotel.  Although the room we rented was equipped with a kitchenette, we ended up eating out most evenings.  I […]

Food Diversity for Little Eaters

Food Diversity for Little Eaters

     What do children in other parts of the world eat?  Which cultures provide their children the healthiest diets?  How do parents from different cultures teach their children to eat and accept foods? These are not easy questions to answer.  I think it is safe to say that parents across the globe are concerned with their children’s […]