04 May 2016
in Drinks, food, health, recipes, science
Tags: avoiding sugar, cook books, fruit, limes, punch, reviews, soda water, Star Wars, Stevia
May the fourth be with you!
Enjoy a replay of a recipe we posted a few years back for a summertime drink that’s as good for you as it tastes. Fresh lime juice gives this cooler its Yoda color, and sparkling water adds the bubbles. For a gourmet touch, add some lime sorbet.
Click here for the recipe.
11 Apr 2015
in books, food, health, recipes, stories
Tags: activities, children, cook books, family, nutrition
Healthy eating is all about balance
If you have ever been tempted to buy a copy of Sharon Rudnitski’s book Cook Up A Story: Good Food Sets the Mood… now is the time.
For the next 3 days (until April 13), you can get it on-line for 35% off… the largest discount I’ve ever seen. Use the promo code APRILFLASH35 at checkout.
11 Nov 2013
in books, food, Holiday foods, Main dishes, stories
Tags: children, Clementine in the kitchen, cook books, Dad, family, oxtail, Remembrance Day, reviews, slow cooking, stew
Lest we forget…
In honor of Remembrance Day, on what would have been my dad’s 94rd birthday, I’m re-posting a feature that touches on times during the Second World War. More
22 Oct 2013
in books, food, health, stories
Tags: children, cook books, education, family, humor, reviews
Happiness often slips in through a door you never knew you left open. That’s my calendar’s message this morning, and it’s proving true in many ways. Here’s one example. Vinny’s pleased to announce that his first attempt at a give-away is all tidied up. His prize, a copy of his book, goes global! More
15 Oct 2013
in books, food, health
Tags: children, cook books, education, family, nutrition, reviews
Making nutrition fun through stories
I’m helping Vinny set up a new page in his main menu, called Study Guide.
The plan is to present a guide to healthy eating at home and school, for parents and teachers, based on Cook Up A Story.
Cook Up A Story started out as a way to introduce kids and their families to healthy eating ideas. I hoped to make nutrition fun through stories.
I began with a print book of six adventures for kids, where food is a part of the plot. The stories make bridges to nonfiction articles on the basics of nutrition the whole family can enjoy. The book also features recipes with healthy ingredients, so families can cook up the dishes that star in the tales. More
16 Jul 2013
in books, food
Tags: children, cook books, family, give away
Oh, go ahead. Tell everybody. Vinny is doing his very first give away! More
22 Jun 2012
in books, Drinks, food, recipes, Side dishes
Tags: British, children, cook books, custard, drinks, eggs, fruit, reviews, shrimps, tea, traditions, vegetables
Cooking up stories from Redwall Abbey
These traditional recipes were born during the scarce years of the Second World War… but many probably go back much farther than that, handed down by mothers and mother’s mothers in Britain ever since they began to grow potatoes and cabbages. More
13 Jan 2012
in books, food, health, recipes, science, stories
Tags: children, cook books, feedback, reviews
How did you like the soup?
Vinny wants to create a place on his blog where you can post comments about his book. This is that space! More
18 May 2011
in books, Drinks, food, health, recipes
Tags: children, cook books, drinks, fruit, limes, reviews, snacks, Star Wars
What a lovely limey shade!—Yoda image from Tim Ketzer, as used in “Star Wars”
Soda might taste good but the science cannot be ignored. It’s bad for your innards. Drink water, instead.
For those good times when you want something special, though, here’s a recipe you might like. It’s perfect for the hot weather (should it ever arrive…). Or mix up a big bowlful for Christmas… Yoda Soda is as lovely a shade of Yule-tide green as Yoda’s complexion!
08 Jan 2011
in books, food
Tags: children, cook books, humor, reviews
Just finished thumbing through two recent books from the library. Both are on cooking for children. Thumbs up on one, and as for the other, I’m still shaking my head. More