Vinny Grette, boy chef, hosts “Cook Up A Story”

Besides writing this blog, I’ve penned a book, available in two formats:

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About the book

This collection of six stories and activities for kids 6-12 years old celebrates families. Adventurous, bizarre, zany, silly, or even sometimes bitter sweet, my tales talk about friendship, heritage, belonging, confidence, danger,  and even, sometimes, sacrifice.

Boy chef Vinny Grette butts in whenever he can get a word in edgewise. Food is an ingredient in my plots and Vinny offers up a few recipes with my stories so kids can cook what they read. Vinny thinks kitchen time together grows happy, healthy families. He’s a bit of know-it-all, but his heart is in the right place.

Vinny wants us to experiment with food. He tries out recipes for things we love… like cookies, chicken wings and smoothies, using less sugar, healthier fats, and less salt, without sacrificing good taste.

About the website

Vinny also hosts a website for Cook Up A Story. It gives me a chance to share many more recipes featuring foods that are both good for growing families and good to eat. I hope you and your family will welcome me and Vinny into your kitchen once in a while to cook up some stories together.

About the creators

Sharon Rudnitski (that’s me) is the name behind Cook Up A Story, both the book and the website.

An early interest our kitchen inspired my university degree in food science. A Gold Harvest award capped my publishing career with Agriculture Canada, won for a national science program I led for children.

Now I enjoy bringing my stories, recipes, and healthy-eating messages privately to kids in the community. I live with my husband in Canada, near my grandchildren, whose ticklish taste buds challenge me at every meal to come up with good food that’s fun to eat.

The book’s illustrator, Pierre Sylvestre, brings 20 years of experience to his art, as animator, filmmaker and storyboard artist. Currently director of Scratch Production, Pierre also works for the Government of Canada. Pierre lives in Quebec, with his young family.

Vinny Grette, Sharon’s alter ego, is the 12-year-old boy who lives inside all of us, regardless of the passing years. Welcome Vinny into your family, as we discover together a world of good eating. Let’s get cooking!

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173 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Louise
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 02:41:49

    Thank you for stopping by and your comment. You have an amazing blog – thank you for the inspiration and I will have to try some of your recipes.

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Jan 19, 2016 @ 14:25:03

      I hope you like them! And please let me know if something doesn’t seem quite right or gives you any problems – always interested in making things better :).

      Reply

  2. Soul Gifts
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 08:28:27

    Hi Vinny, I have nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award. For more, check out my latest post 🙂

    Reply

  3. The Baking Tour Guide
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 15:09:59

    Very clever site. I look forward to reading your future posts!

    Reply

  4. ohiocook
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 12:27:54

    Thank you for dropping by the blog.

    Reply

  5. WhyILoveFood
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 19:51:09

    I nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award 😉 http://whyilovefood.com/2015/09/15/awards-blogger-recognition-award/

    Reply

  6. Liinon
    Sep 03, 2015 @ 23:52:02

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my article on honey! Really interesting recipes you have — will definitely be trying some of these. Hope to see you back soon! 🙂

    Reply

  7. Kamila
    Apr 27, 2015 @ 14:16:16

    Vinny,
    Thank you for sharing all these amazing and truly delicious recipes! We’d be happy to build a partnership with such a dedicated food blogger and get you promoted at our official FB with over 22K followers. Please visit our website to learn more about the opportunities you may get with us: http://talktochef.com/howitworks/affiliates. Feel free to contact me at kamila@talktochef.com for any additional information.
    Thank you!
    Kamila

    Reply

  8. charmbutterfly19
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 12:02:41

    Hello! Just wanted to come by and say I love your blog! Can’t wait to read more from you! 💜

    Reply

  9. sjpk
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 17:50:07

    Hi Vinny (Sharon), thanks for visiting Forest for trees. I am happy to have been led back to your wonderful site, I look forward to checking in with you. I am a big Omnivore’s Dilemma fan and appreciate your family oriented approach to cooking and connecting. SJ

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Feb 23, 2015 @ 21:27:30

      Thanks, SJ – Have you ever met Michael? With your exciting background you may have run across one another! I really like his rational, unbiased style of reporting on topics that can be so controversial. Your own stories are fascinating. Nice to meet you :).

      Reply

  10. fairchris
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 23:51:46

    thanks for liking our Black Walnuts post!

    Reply

  11. Lisa
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 14:33:19

    Hi Vinny!

    I love your blog 🙂 It certainly makes you think outside the square as far as ‘normal’ food pairing. I love how much you are doing to help the next generation grow up a little healthier. Nice work, and keep it up!

    Reply

  12. sebbyholmes
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 19:40:42

    Hi Vinny,
    Have you heard of “My Writing Process blog tour”? I hadn’t heard of it before, but it sounds really interesting! It’s another way for us bloggers to continue to get to know one another and be introduced to other blogs.
    I’ve been invited to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour and have accepted for June 9th 2014. This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. I really admire your blog and think it would be interesting for more bloggers to hear about your writing process! I guess it’s essentially a chain letter of sorts, but a little bit more sophisticated!
    Your date would be June 16th 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested. If you choose not to participate, that is completely fine with me too. Please just let me know, so I can ask other bloggers.
    This is how it works:
    Follow the steps below and post to your blog on the date given. Acknowledge the person who invited you and mention that the post is part of the My Writing Process Blog Tour; answer the four questions provided below, nominate (ask) three bloggers to follow with short bios and blog links for all.
    FIRST: I’ll feature you on my blog on June 9th stating you’re next. Then it’s over to you to prepare your own blog post.
    STEP ONE: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour. That’s me! Here’s the link to my blog http://www.articuleat.com
    STEP TWO: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process:
    1) What am I working on?
    2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3) Why do I write what I do?
    4) How does your writing process work?
    STEP THREE: Say who is on next week (your own chosen three) – give a brief bio and link to the website for each of them. Their date would be June 16th 2014.
    Here’s a link to the blog tour post from the person who nominated the person who invited me, so you can see how it works:
    http://foodieonboard.com/2014/05/26/writing-process-blog-tour/
    I would love to learn a little more about you.
    Please let me know if you’d like to participate ASAP, so I can ask others if need be. Thanks so much and keep blogging,

    Sebby

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  13. pridhi31
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 06:54:54

    Your blavatar caught my eye in the class of 2014 (The Commons 201). 😉 I liked the concept of involving little kids with you in the kitchen! They look so cute. Looking forward to reading your fun posts!

    Reply

  14. aschlady
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:43:20

    Hey Undomestic Goddess 😉
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Looking forward to following you and learning about some yummy and healthy recipes 🙂

    Reply

  15. Rhonda Sittig
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 21:16:55

    Hi Sharon– fun to find your blog!! Your book looks amazing– great topic! I’m a 3rd grade teacher and love books that really say something!

    Reply

  16. leggypeggy
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 18:41:56

    Hi Vinny — Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my apple cake recipe. Love the fact you are getting kids interested in cooking and healthy food.

    Reply

  17. The Wandering Gourmand
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 07:36:38

    I’d like to invite you to participate in a new challenge that I am hosting at thewanderinggourmand.com to bring together the beer, wine, and food blogging worlds. As you may know, each month I host a Beer Versus Wine Pairing Challenge inviting readers to suggestion their perfect pairing with a monthly dish. I decided to make the challenge even more engaging by turning the challenge into a contest with bragging rights. Each month a dish will be presented. Bloggers have a week to post their perfect pairing and why in the comments section. The following week, I will summarize the comments in a post for a vote. The winner not only earns bragging rights but also the honor of coming up with the following month’s dish.

    Right now the contest will be hosted at thewanderinggourmand.com. Future plans involve a breakout sight and a badge to post back on your blog. I welcome you to join the challenge as it begins today with Beer Battered Fish (http://thewanderinggourmand.com/2014/02/26/beer-battered-fish-pairing/).

    Salud!

    Reply

  18. homemadeinhk
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 04:51:45

    hi vinney, thanks for stopping by and liking our crepe cake post… we highly appreciate it.

    Reply

  19. theundergroundgourmet
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 08:23:54

    I have nominated you to the Versatile Blogger Award.
    The rules as per my understanding are;
    • Give thanks to the person providing your nomination.
    • Include a link to their blog
    • Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
    • Finally, the hardest, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
    All the best, Cheers

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    • Vinny Grette
      Nov 29, 2013 @ 11:17:23

      That’s great! Thanks so much! I have a bunch of favorites that I follow but I’ll try to come up with some newbies to recognize. All the best for the future – Sharon/Vinny

      Reply

  20. thegoodfoodtheory
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:41:52

    Hi Vinny! Love your food journey and what a great way to share your knowledge of nutrition and food. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post too. Best wishes, Jade.

    Reply

  21. bloggingbyrgottier
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 17:46:09

    Hey Vinny!
    Love the greatness of all the food ideas & your blog is quite fascinating while I smell goodness come from outside my window & from the kitchen. thanks for coming to my blog & loving my post on An Adventure While Exercising Increasing Good Health. You should take a look at some of my other posts that would get you to see what I have done & accomplished as I have become a natural healer through messes of my own. They are done by using everything I could think about that helped me get through without surgery at all. It’s so good to find your blog so fantastic as it makes me remember where I was when my mom cooked for me & my dad was having the time of his life working at nights. Thanks for seeing my blog & do come again!
    Rodney

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  22. MamaD1xx4xy
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 13:03:46

    Nice blog! Pretty sure my boys would love your book. They already love to talk about nutrition, what has protein, calcium, good for you or bad for you etc. we try to balance it all out, some treats but mostly fruits, veggies and protein. I already fear what it will take to feed them when they are teenagers, they are already huge eaters at 3,5 and 6 years old!

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    • Vinny Grette
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:52:53

      Wow, you’re lucky the boys like to eat a variety of things, as some kids can be pretty picky :). I was at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto on the weekend talking about my book and received lots of positive support. I’ll post a photo on Vinny’s Facebook page today so people can check it out :).

      Reply

  23. dawnphillips1928
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 13:51:35

    Wow! I absolutely love your approach to getting kids interested in healthy eating! And I like that you base it on science since kids are so curious about how things work.

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Oct 29, 2013 @ 14:15:31

      Thanks! Kids do seem to like Vinny’s intro to healthy eating, that he’s laid out in his book. I’m thinking of following up with material from my blog – maybe “Super foods for Superkids,” or something… Still a work in progress!

      Reply

  24. Kat @ Katsized™
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 21:18:28

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think yours is great!

    Reply

  25. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 19:52:27

    You have such an impressive background! I love what you are doing with all of your knowledge. Way to go! 🙂

    Reply

  26. regingallagher
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 23:25:35

    Thank you for the “likes”! I’ve been looking through your blog and I love your message. The sooner kids know about nutrition, the better! You are such a fun blogger and I admire that – it’s something I’m trying to work towards.

    Thanks again!

    Reply

  27. ohiocook
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 22:25:03

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Reply

  28. swisspris
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 09:04:31

    Thanks for liking my post! I wish I had your creativity with food. I’m more stick-to-what-grandma-taught-you 🙂

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Oct 09, 2013 @ 12:50:31

      Thanks for dropping by! If Grandma taught you to use whole fresh foods (and to stay away from processed and fast foods with their array of strange chemicals), then I don’t think you can go far wrong. The one thing my grandma taught me that I no longer believe is good for my family is to have tea and cake before bed :). I’m pretty sure I eat a whole less sugar than she did (and both she and my dad came down with type 2 diabetes later in life). A warning there? I think so.

      Reply

  29. silviasegerstrale
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:09:50

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I just ordered your book and I look forward to reading it with my children.

    Reply

  30. discoveringlean
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 12:37:53

    Thanks so much for the like. I am pretty new to the world of blogging, and probably making loads of rookie mistakes. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks again!

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Sep 16, 2013 @ 16:36:24

      You’re welome! I did go back and make a comment – didn’t see any rookie mistakes, looks great! Just wondered if you are planning to add in some recipes? I only looked at the one post, though…

      Reply

      • discoveringlean
        Sep 16, 2013 @ 17:33:49

        I have one full recipe so far. a few other food ideas from my daily food log. I do plan to make full recipe’s like i did from my seafood stacker in the coming days and weeks.

        Reply

  31. balletmoxie
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 19:11:17

    Thanks for liking my blog. Gave me an opportunity to find you!. Your posts are insightful, funny and enjoyable.

    Reply

  32. Elle
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:54:14

    Hello! Thanks for the like–your blog looks wonderful; I love the idea of educating kids about food (and wish someone had done it for me). I’ll be coming back!

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Aug 29, 2013 @ 16:44:24

      Thanks! I like to write for kids. It forces me to find the essence of a thing. Think I’ve been straying a bit this summer, especially with my series on gluten/wheat and oil (to come). Complicated subjects! But since there is so much talk about gluten these days, I thought I’d give it a shot. I enjoyed your post – great tips on mindful meals!

      Reply

  33. Josie
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 20:14:18

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

    Reply

  34. ohiocook
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 15:34:04

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Reply

  35. Natalie Glock
    May 22, 2013 @ 07:16:08

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my Lemon Meringue BIrthday cake, I really appreciate it. My blog has only been going for a week so I’m super grateful you stopped by! Hope you come back and have a look some time. Your blog is fab by the way.

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    • Vinny Grette
      May 22, 2013 @ 08:17:40

      You’re welcome! I’m always on the lookout for healthy foods. Cake in general isn’t one of them, but occasionally we need a treat. So a cake made with eggs, nuts, lemon, and cheese would be about the best you could hope for by way of healthy eating. And your concoction looked spectacular! Best of luck with your blog!

      Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 22, 2013 @ 08:17:40

      You’re welcome! I’m always on the lookout for healthy foods. Cake in general isn’t one of them, but occasionally we need a treat. So a cake made with eggs, nuts, lemon, and cheese would be about the best you could hope for by way of healthy eating. And your concoction looked spectacular! Best of luck with your blog!

      Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 22, 2013 @ 08:17:40

      You’re welcome! I’m always on the lookout for healthy foods. Cake in general isn’t one of them, but occasionally we need a treat. So a cake made with eggs, nuts, lemon, and cheese would be about the best you could hope for by way of healthy eating. And your concoction looked spectacular! Best of luck with your blog!

      Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 22, 2013 @ 08:17:40

      You’re welcome! I’m always on the lookout for healthy foods. Cake in general isn’t one of them, but occasionally we need a treat. So a cake made with eggs, nuts, lemon, and cheese would be about the best you could hope for by way of healthy eating. And your concoction looked spectacular! Best of luck with your blog!

      Reply

  36. Frugal Fish
    May 21, 2013 @ 11:55:37

    Thanks for liking my post, “EASY BACON BITS.” It seems I get the best response when I give frugal tips on cooking. After all, everyone has to eat!

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      May 21, 2013 @ 19:44:58

      Frugal is good. That’s true. But I also “like” posts that highlight good nutrition. Bacon, however, is in a class of its own! I love it as a seasoning, as I wouldn’t recommend eating it too often or in too large a quantity.

      Reply

  37. Mme M.D.
    May 14, 2013 @ 09:32:00

    thank you for paying attention to my blog. let’s be friends 🙂 seems like we are out on a similar mission.

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    • Vinny Grette
      May 14, 2013 @ 09:51:50

      My pleasure, Mmme M.D.! We do have similar backgrounds, don’t we. I’ll have to read further, but am puzzled why anyone would want lo-protein foods? Protein is my mainstay.

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      • Mme M.D.
        May 14, 2013 @ 09:56:07

        low protein diet is a medical requirement for people of inborn error of metabolism – phenylketonuria (PKU).

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        • Vinny Grette
          May 14, 2013 @ 10:05:10

          Oh yes, I remember now. I never worked as a dietitian so never had to deal with medical issues. Gluten-free diets are the exception… a fad these days more than a response to gluten intolerance!

          Reply

  38. thebestdressup
    May 12, 2013 @ 20:24:40

    ciao! luvFAB blog.
    thebestdressup

    Reply

  39. walism
    May 10, 2013 @ 09:25:11

    Thanks for stopping by my blog… You’ve got a nice and fun to read blog here.

    Reply

  40. amoyer2013
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 21:33:34

    Thank you for liking my Chicken Stir Fry. I am so glad you did, because now I get to enjoy your super healthy recipes. Wow! You have some creativity! I love the comice pear with avocado.

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    • Vinny Grette
      Apr 23, 2013 @ 21:48:53

      Thanks for the encouraging words! My current post is a lot more popular than my previous one featuring cabbage. Yet the cabbage recipe is just as tasty and nutritious. As is your chicken stir fry 🙂

      Reply

  41. passionforlife22
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 11:54:19

    I love your blog! It’s so cheery and beautifully designed!

    Reply

  42. Kiwicommunicator
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 20:36:31

    Thanks so much for your comment on our fairy feast blog! I hope your daughter enjoyed her fairy feast as much as we enjoyed ours. Keep up the good work of finding healthy and creative food for children to cook. My imp and fairy are still a bit small, but next time they visit (they’ll be a couple of years older by then) I am sure we’ll get into making pancakes.

    Reply

  43. singingjaniebird
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 09:43:20

    Thanks for stopping by Resurrecting Mayberry. What a clever name and what a great idea for a blog!

    Reply

  44. Liz
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 22:47:01

    Thanks for popping by my blog and liking my post. Good to know you live in Canada, I do too!

    Reply

  45. lizzythomson11
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:35:41

    are you from america because i saw your comment at wildgamerecipes.wordpress.com just wondering please respond

    Reply

  46. Heather Lamont
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 17:56:15

    What a great idea for inspiring healthy eating attitudes in children. Thanks.

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  47. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 06:07:29

    Congratulations, Vinny! You have been awarded:
    Super Sweet Blogging Award & Very Inspiring Blogger Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award(s).
    Your blog has been awarded at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/awards-february-2013/
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

    Reply

  48. zehirablog
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:30:59

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog, I am glad you enjoyed reading about my trials and tribulations at my work Tea Station!

    Reply

  49. bdsbrown1
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 00:25:34

    Thank you for stopping by simplydaisies and for the like! Very interesting format you have here. Entertaining!

    Reply

  50. Rita Azar
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 04:03:41

    Thank you very much for stopping by my blog @The Crafty Expat. Please, let me know if you try one of my recipes.

    Reply

  51. 365 Days of Salad
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 23:25:42

    Thanks for stopping by http://www.365daysofsalad.com, appreciate the like. Great blog as well. If you try any recipes, please post your feedback – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

    Reply

  52. Mama FlavourFull
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 23:22:41

    I think I am dying of cuteness, caché and originality. Very cute. Thanks for the like!

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  53. larswillumcuisine
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 15:01:38

    Thanks for visiting my Cuisine. Love your website and great foody tips.

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  54. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 09:26:56

    Congratulations, Vinny! You have received a ☆ for Blog of the Year 2012 award!
    Other than adding another ☆ to your current badge, I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass it on). Just enjoy the additional star.
    Your blog has been awarded at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/blog-of-the-year-2012-7th-star/
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

    Reply

  55. ohiocook
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:58:24

    Thank you for stopping by the blog and the “Like” of my post.

    Reply

  56. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 00:14:29

    Congratulations Vinny, you have received a ☆ for Blog of the Year 2012 award!
    Other than adding another ☆ to your current badge, I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass it on). Just enjoy the additional star. Your blog has been awarded at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/blog-of-the-year-2012-5th-star/
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

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  57. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 01:34:08

    Happy Holidays ♪

    Dear ★ Vinny ★ ,
    I have nominated your generous blog with one ☆ Blog of The Year 2012 Award!
    Congratulations, and thank you for your continuous support of passing on the nominations!
    Information/rules on the award is at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/blog-of-the-year-2012-award-2nd-star/

    Enjoy!!! 😀 Fae.

    Reply

  58. ohiocook
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 15:07:20

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my post.

    Reply

  59. caseylee18
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 21:08:57

    Hi, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Check the post for more details! http://caseofthemunchies.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/sunshine-award/

    Reply

  60. caseylee18
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 15:18:49

    Hey Vinny, Thanks for the like. I’m loving this cook up a story Idea. Great way to get children involved in cooking. It definitely beats the “eat this, its good for you” approach

    Reply

  61. blueswingproject
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 14:38:40

    Thanks for the like, and great posts you have!

    Reply

  62. kvjinc
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 19:30:02

    I love your blog. Great pictures, humour and an entertaining and educational presentation of good for you food.

    Reply

  63. kimthedietitian
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 20:35:34

    What a unique idea for a blog! Thanks for visiting my site.

    Reply

  64. ivonprefontaine
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 22:58:03

    Well Vinny thank you for stopping and liking the post today. I read your last post, Mini Chefs Tackle Dishes with Maxi Nutrition, and saw the picture labelled Tourtière. That French-Canadian meat pie has been a staple in my life forever. I look forward to following your culinary journeys.

    Ivon

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    • Vinny Grette
      Oct 30, 2012 @ 23:38:39

      Thank you, Ivon! The kids seemed to love the pie (which I had tried to simplify without removing the taste). One said he had never tasted sage before – so yummy, he thought. One told me frankly she didn’t like the pie but my other recipes were good… Interacting with the kids was the best part of the experience :).

      Reply

  65. lemoncake
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 16:25:15

    Hi Vinny, thanks for visiting my blog! Cook up a story is such a unique idea – I love it! (http://lemoncakeme.wordpress.com)

    Reply

  66. happypeoplehappyhomes
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 15:21:10

    Hey Vinny!
    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! 🙂
    Your blog is so sweet… Good luck with the book! 😉

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Oct 11, 2012 @ 17:02:30

      Thanks and you’re welcome. What’s not to like about autumn soup with thyme! It’s getting really chilly here in Canada now, too. Brrr

      Reply

  67. kristinskupcakes
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:00:10

    What a nifty blog! Totally love it!

    Reply

  68. Peri's Spice Ladle
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:41:39

    Hi, I like reading your blog and have given you the ‘Reader Appreciation’ Award. Congratulations! Keep those posts coming…Peri.

    Read here: http://perisspiceladle.com/2012/09/25/a-shower-of-awards-praise-and-recognition/

    Reply

  69. sophiezest
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 16:31:53

    Hello! I am enjoying your blog, and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog and Inspiring Blog award (not for the first time, I see! Clearly you are inspiring many people). The link is here: http://beautifulsimplemeaningful.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/one-lovely-blog
    Best wishes,
    Sophie

    Reply

  70. highschoolfoodie
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 16:23:36

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comments. I came over to see yours after you asked that I check it out. I really love the idea of teaching children about food and nutrition, but still trying to exposed them to exciting things such as the escargot. Anyway, I have enjoyed reading some of your posts and will be sure to check back. By the way, I am going to add your blog to my blog roll list asap.

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:28:46

      I got interrupted in replying to you – Vinny’s so glad you visited! Sometimes he gets carried away and I think his recipes may be too complicated for beginning chefs. But I hope he gets kids excited about getting into the kitchen and away from McDonalds! I just want to get kids thinking about what they eat and what each kind of food does for them. I’ll be sure to point them in your direction, because a REAL Vinny is a find indeed!

      Reply

  71. angelnjuly
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 22:21:40

    Must be a wonderful book Vinny. Congratulations!

    Reply

  72. Bindu
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 03:18:58

    You have a very delicious blog here. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Reply

  73. fsszj
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 12:36:35

    I have awarded you with the Inspiring Blogger Award!

    Reply

  74. fsszj
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 12:36:36

    Congratulations! I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. You have a wonderful blog!
    The Rules for Award participation are:
    1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
    2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
    3. Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
    4. Nominate 9 other blogs you like for this award
    5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated
    Check out my page for more information.
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  75. simplycarola
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 14:14:37

    Hi Vinny Grete – delightful name! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thats an interesting bio you’ve got there and a neat approach to kids+food. Good luck!

    Reply

  76. creativeliz
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 14:34:52

    Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and liking my blog. Cook Up a Story’s a great idea and the recipes look lovely, I hope the book does well 🙂
    All the best, Liz

    Reply

  77. motheronedge
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 18:42:39

    Hi! I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. I have nominated you for a “Liebster award”. I hope you enjoy receiving it as much as I did! You can check out my blog for more info.

    Reply

  78. yogibrew
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 16:28:58

    I’m with Shay! Why wasn’t this done long ago? I’m all about food and stories and learning!

    And thanks for checking out my blog–much appreciated!

    Reply

  79. premidasiska
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 23:47:10

    Hi Vinny, I just added your blog as my blogroll. Sorry for not telling you before. I am glad to see you in this platform, I hope I can learn lotsa new recipes from chef like you. Find me at FB account Siska Premida Wardani. Seeya

    Regards,
    Siska – Indonesia

    Reply

  80. shay4strength
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 08:19:44

    What a great idea!! Getting kids interested in cooking and inspiring them to make healthy things really would make them feel in control of their eating habits and proud to be able to cook with mom or dad!

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 08:57:27

      Thanks! The challenge is getting it out there. I’d like to see it in libraries – if only I could get people in major cities to request it in their own libraries – must work on that 🙂

      Reply

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