Appetizers · Sem categoria · Snacks

Roasted Nuts With Crispy Sage: my New Year’s choice of appetizer (and a quick retrospective of our table)

Our home cooking in 2017 was influenced by Mateus’ sudden choice of becoming vegetarian in the Spring, my recipe testing for my cooking classes for children and the produce included in our CSA box. Our dinner table included dishes that are fun to make with children (gnocchi, dumplings and homemade pasta) and a variety of seasonal… Continue reading Roasted Nuts With Crispy Sage: my New Year’s choice of appetizer (and a quick retrospective of our table)

Appetizers · Dinner · Food & Kids · Sem categoria

“Dine In” with Your Family Tomorrow

Through our kids’ Elementary School PTA, I found out about the Family & Consumer Sciences Day, December 3rd, a day on which the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) encourages families to prepare and eat a healthy meal together by promoting the “Dining In” for Healthy Families”! initiative – and cooking and eating together is exactly what… Continue reading “Dine In” with Your Family Tomorrow

Food & Kids

Healthy Foods in Fairfax Public Schools

Last March I wrote about Real Food For Kids (RFFK) and their 5th annual Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo and how fun it was to attend workshops and sample dishes created by middle school and high school kids as they competed to have their recipe served as part of the regular lunch menu in Fairfax County… Continue reading Healthy Foods in Fairfax Public Schools

Cakes · Events

D.C. Summer Nights – Food in the Garden

We, D.C. area residents, are a little spoiled by the amount of cultural events available year-round in the City. Summer nights on museum terraces with a nice view talking about food and gardens while sipping craft beer? Those make the top of my list and I don’t take them for granted. Last week Romas and… Continue reading D.C. Summer Nights – Food in the Garden

Sem categoria · Travel

Boston with kids: a 3-day trip with my toddler

Traveling without kids are rare opportunities in our lives these days (ok, it has been for almost a decade now), and as much as we love to travel as a family, we’ve been enjoying splitting into different combinations of parent/child(ren) occasionally. The change in the family dynamics is sometimes a breath of fresh air, like… Continue reading Boston with kids: a 3-day trip with my toddler

Brazilian · Sem categoria

Together We Cook begins + Tapioca

It is Saturday night and I can’t wait for the “Mother’s Day hunt” that Julia has spent hours preparing – and almost revealing – to surprise me in the morning: “Mom, don’t look behind me in this corner, if you see a jar with a red lid around here, don’t look!”. That is one sweet girl. I’ve been… Continue reading Together We Cook begins + Tapioca