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5 {links} for Friday

March 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments

So glad it’s Friday, and even gladder that we should have some gorgeous sunny weather finally this weekend. Spring is on the way!

Food FAIL of the Week: The corn farmers are lashing out at Food Inc.’s Oscar nomination, saying the farming practices portrayed negatively in the film are responsible for America’s “affordable” food. Well yes, but there’s a cost to that food beyond what’s paid at the supermarket. Take your own stand: snack on organic (GMO-free) popcorn with real butter while watching the Oscars this weekend!

Recipe of the Week: Jen’s “Guaca-mame Dip” combines two of my son’s first finger foods, avocado and edamame, into a nutritious snack for all ages. Yum!

Fun Find of the Week: Last week my son had to dress up for “Superhero Day” during spirit week at preschool. His superhero of choice? Super Why! I know it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed to all those other superheroes, but for now we have a new weapon in our PBS indoctrination arsenal: the new Super Why! learn-to-read iPhone app. (On a related note, is anyone else buying an iPhone for their kid’s 4th birthday?)

Lunch Bite of the Week: Reforming school lunch often seems like a daunting battle. Here’s an inspiring story of a DC elementary school that’s succeeded in getting fresh food on the lunch trays … including a fresh salad bar where they “literally run out of most things we put out, especially the uncooked cauliflower, broccoli and leaf spinach.” Yeah!

Blog of the Week: Speaking of school lunch, my friend Michelle at What’s Cooking has started a task force to look at her local school district’s lunch program. Michelle also teaches children to cook and to help others through food. Add What’s Cooking to your blog reader right now, if you haven’t already.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kym // Mar 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Wait, is this in jest?
    “(On a related note, is anyone else buying an iPhone for their kid’s 4th birthday?)”

  • 2 Colleen // Mar 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

    @kym — yes!! We’ve been joking about it because he’s learned how to work ours and keeps stealing them.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog post ..5 {links} for Friday =-.

  • 3 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction // Mar 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for including my guaca-mame! Hope you enjoy it. Love the other links, too! :)
    .-= Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction´s last blog post ..Healthy Honey Beer Bread =-.

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