Category Archives: 10-12 Months

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

First Halloween with Pumpkin Flax Pancakes

First Halloween: Pumpkin Flax Pancakes Our first Halloween in the United States. Being away from the States, I had forgotten what a big cultural phenomenon this was. The celebratory feeling – you can’t go through the day without bumping into

First Halloween with Pumpkin Flax Pancakes

First Halloween: Pumpkin Flax Pancakes Our first Halloween in the United States. Being away from the States, I had forgotten what a big cultural phenomenon this was. The celebratory feeling – you can’t go through the day without bumping into

Onigiri Rice-Balls

Sharing Onigiri Rice-Balls   Last week, there was another ‘Sharing Lunch’ day at school, and while I should have been nervous about cooking for a large group after such a long cooking hiatus, luckily Magnus put me at ease. He

Onigiri Rice-Balls

Sharing Onigiri Rice-Balls   Last week, there was another ‘Sharing Lunch’ day at school, and while I should have been nervous about cooking for a large group after such a long cooking hiatus, luckily Magnus put me at ease. He

Butternut Squash Soup with Pear, Pine Nuts and Graham Cracker Crumble

Finally, this weekend, there was a bit of sunlight. After weeks of grey weather, there was sunshine and the bitter cold faded into a milder, more bearable temperature. I knew the day would be spent outside in the park running

Butternut Squash Soup with Pear, Pine Nuts and Graham Cracker Crumble

Finally, this weekend, there was a bit of sunlight. After weeks of grey weather, there was sunshine and the bitter cold faded into a milder, more bearable temperature. I knew the day would be spent outside in the park running

Butternut Squash with Tofu and Tahini

  Back on track with butternut squash. Hard to get back into the normal swing of things after the long holidays. The days here have been gray, rainy with no spec of sunlight. January is always the hardest month for

Butternut Squash with Tofu and Tahini

  Back on track with butternut squash. Hard to get back into the normal swing of things after the long holidays. The days here have been gray, rainy with no spec of sunlight. January is always the hardest month for

Roasted Asparagus with Miso and Sesame

Have you tried to cook with miso paste?   I often forget just how wonderful miso paste is when roasted, since I often make it as a sauce for fish or meat. But when I found wonderful asparagus yesterday, I

Roasted Asparagus with Miso and Sesame

Have you tried to cook with miso paste?   I often forget just how wonderful miso paste is when roasted, since I often make it as a sauce for fish or meat. But when I found wonderful asparagus yesterday, I

What to Give Your Child on Sick Days

When your child is sick, the challenge of feeding your little one kicks up a notch and you are left feeling like nothing can sooth their sore throats, sensitive stomachs and diminished appetites.   Magnus has been sick for the

What to Give Your Child on Sick Days

When your child is sick, the challenge of feeding your little one kicks up a notch and you are left feeling like nothing can sooth their sore throats, sensitive stomachs and diminished appetites.   Magnus has been sick for the