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Entries from September 2013

Shrimp with Corn and Tomato Garlic Sauce {#6SecondRecipe}

September 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Shrimp with Corn and Tomato Garlic Sauce {#6SecondRecipe}

There’s a shrimp dish at our favorite tapas restaurant that is pretty simple — shrimp in a garlic and chili infused olive oil. I used some of our last-of-the-season corn and tomatoes from our CSA to build on that garlic-and-shrimp combo for a really fast, fresh and flavorful weeknight family dinner. Shrimp is one of […]

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Tags: global flavors · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals

Braised Summer Squash with Chèvre {#6SecondRecipe for #MeatlessMonday}

September 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

As much as I love summer, I just adore the farmers market in September. Tomatoes, corn and summer squash share table space with autumn squash, beans and early apples for a few fleeting weeks of seasonal overlap. Of course, when temperatures are still in the 80s or even 90s here in DC, it’s nice to […]

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Tags: kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes

The Foodie Tot Bakes Challah {L’shana Tova 5774}

September 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and this year I had a new helper to make the traditional celebratory round challah. We watched a great video to learn the braiding technique (watch here) and the foodie tot begged to help. It looks like a tangled mess when you finish, but then you flip it […]

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Tags: cooking with kids · holiday · kids cook monday


September 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Back-to-School

The foodie boy is back to school today (2nd grade!), though the tot still has another week before her preschool begins. Before dinner last night I had the kids fill out a back-to-school survey. Over dinner, we turned it into a game — each had to guess what they thought the other had said. The […]

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Tags: family · traditions