27 Mar 2012
in food, health, Snacks
Tags: antioxidants, cactus fruit, children, dragon fruit, fiber, fruit, minerals, nutrition, presentation, tasting, vitamins
Great bowls of fire!
There’s a strange new animal stalking the aisles of the produce section of our grocery store these days. It’s beautiful and a little dangerous looking… with long, scales tipped in green overlying a glossy, red, leathery skin. It’s almost as if it’s breathing flames at you… or getting ready to stab you with poison darts!
Oh No! It’s Dragon Fruit… Hide!
Of course it’s not an animal at all. It’s a delicious but sinisterly attractive food called the Dragon Fruit. I say ‘sinister’ because you do have to be a little careful. More
18 Jan 2012
in Desserts, food, recipes, science
Tags: chemistry, children, custard, desserts, eggs, experiments, fats, pudding, sauces, sol, tasting
Custard fight – “Baked” dukes it out with “Stirred”
James Bond may have taken his martinis stirred. But in a recent egg custard duel, Stirred came in a far second-best behind Baked!
See for yourself. More
15 Dec 2011
in food, health, recipes, science
Tags: anthocyanins, cabbage, chemistry, color, eggs, experiments, immunity, mood, murre, presentation, tasting
Murre egg? Afraid not!
How you serve up a meal is often more important than what you serve. Food that looks different from what you’d expect can put you off. Or, it might just be fascinating!
Rumor has it that prospectors ate blue eggs during the gold rush… More
14 Sep 2011
in books, food, health, stories
Tags: children, education, family, farmers market, nutrition, presentation, tasting
Reading at the Farmers Market
Sharon bundled me up the last two sunny Sundays and carted me off to the Ottawa Farmers Market, at Lansdowne Park. She also took along our book, Cook Up A Story, and some other props. We hoped to meet with some kids who would like to listen to stories where good food sets the mood. And we met lots!
23 Dec 2010
in books, food, stories
Tags: bird's nest soup, family, mood, new foods, presentation, reviews, snake, tasting, vegetables
Yes… but what the heck IS it?
Have you ever imagined sitting in a far-away land and tasting some really weird stuff? Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain does more than imagine… he’s eats whatever is put in front of his nose. More
05 Dec 2010
in Breads, food, health, Main dishes
Tags: blood sugar, carbohydrates, family, French, meat pies, nutrition, pork, poultry, tasting, traditions, wild foods
Vinny made this tourtière from pork, not pigeons
Remember that song about a pocketful of rye? The king cuts into his pie, and surprise… a blackbird nips off his nose! This nonsense isn’t as silly as it first seems. More