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Research shows that one way to get your kids to try new foods is to engage them in the selection and cooking of them. This fun and engaging farmers’ market scavenger hunt is one great way to do that. With the lure of fresh baked goods, luscious fruit, chocolate and the occasional adorable puppy, my kids usually don’t need to much more incentive to come with me to the farmer’s market (or the “farmer”, as
roasted carrot and beet salad with goat cheese
Taste buds are mystifying things.  How is it possible that I could gobble up fresh steamed beets like candy, while they disgust my friend Jeanne (and a lot of other people I know)?  Or that for many food lovers mushrooms are a delicacy, while for others like my colleague Betsy, they are repulsive? Sure, we all have certain foods that we love or hate with a passion, but in my 12 years of creating and
While not as easy as buying a box of Kim & Scott’s pretzels, making your own soft pretzels is a really fun activity to do with the kids.  We like to invite a couple of friends over and make our own warm pretzels, especially when we are less harried during school holidays.  We got this recipe from the summer cooking camp that Celia attended at Just Cakes in Bethesda, Maryland. Soft Pretzels 2 little packages

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Katy

Monday 24th of August 2009

This looks like so much fun! Thank you for posting this. We have at least three farmers markets close by and haven't really been to any of them. This will be a great activity for later this week.