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

Pasta · Quick Meals · Sem categoria

Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

This past Saturday, Real Food for Kids – a local non-profit that advocates for healthy foods in public schools – held its 5th Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo at a local public school. It was a super fun and educational (and tasty!) event, plus I got to hang out most of my day with a great neighbor. Fourteen teams of middle and high school kids… Continue reading Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

Drinks · Sem categoria

harry potter’s butter beer + logos

My son wants to be famous and/or rich. Don’t know where it comes from. Not really his parents’ aspirations. Although blogging does throw me out there to connect with you, but from the privacy of my home. He takes pride in the fact that his name appeared in an article in the Washingtonian when we were… Continue reading harry potter’s butter beer + logos

Brazilian · Juices · Parties

a cooking class birthday party + Brazilian limeade (limonada suiça)

Despite my efforts to freeze time, Julia turned 6 this past weekend and we celebrated with a cooking lesson taught by my friend Eryn and me. I totally had a personal motivation, since Eryn and I have been brainstorming about teaching cooking classes to children and new moms for several months now and we were dying to finally have a trial class. Julia does love… Continue reading a cooking class birthday party + Brazilian limeade (limonada suiça)

Arquive · Dinner

roasted vegetables + chicken baked in parchment

I hit the farmers market this past Saturday just for a few minutes, in search of a reboot and my favorite yogurt, from Coulter Farms, this organic family owned and operated farm in Pennsylvania selling 100% grass fed dairy, beef and lamb. I’ve been a fan of their products for a while, but I had… Continue reading roasted vegetables + chicken baked in parchment

Brazilian · Brunch

hearts of palm pie @ Escola Wilma Kövesi de Cozinha

  When we think about kids in the kitchen we often think about baking cookies or cupcakes, but preparing meals together can be just as much fun and entertaining for kids of all ages. Kids are naturally curious about cooking and they are more willing to try foods that they help prepare, or vegetables that they choose at… Continue reading hearts of palm pie @ Escola Wilma Kövesi de Cozinha

Pasta · Quick Meals

rigatoni and the last tomatoes

It is 29℃ in Alexandria right now (or 84℉ to locals). I know, since I’ve been living here for almost 10 years, you may think that I should be using Fahrenheit by now. But when I was an exchange student in Michigan a billion years ago, there was already talk about adopting the metric system. So I’ll keep on waiting.  This heat… Continue reading rigatoni and the last tomatoes