The Foodie Kids Club, by Abbey O.

A place for kids who love healthy, creative food

The Foodie Fight Game November 8, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 7:14 pm

My mom, sister, and I went shopping the other day, and found a great game at Target, called, Foodie Fight (It’s put out by Chronicle Books.  www.chroniclebooks.com)   It’s a quiz game on how much you know about food.  It’s very fun!!!  You can play this game with up to six people.  Make sure to pick it up next time you’re at Target, or any where else you see it!

Have fun!

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Pazzos October 5, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 12:24 am

I was visiting downtown Glastonbury, CT the other day.   My mom, sister, and I dropped into a cute little restaurant called Pazzo’s (www.pazzoitaliancafe.net)  Pazzo’s serves good, filling Italian food.  My family and I think it is a perfect ladies lunch in’ place.  My mom ordered a dish called the Zucca, a pasta dish with butternut squash that is, apparently, very, very good.  I know this because every time we go, it is on our table, (Not a bad thing,) and it is served with a slice of bread.  My sister ordered a penne dish.  She loves penne.  It was penne with Marinara sauce and bread.  I ordered Pesto a la creme, (it is not on the menu, you have to know about it to get the treat!)  It is Rigatoni, with pesto, cream, tomatoes, basil, and accompanied with a slice of foccaccia.  Oh, I almost forgot, for appetizer, we ordered a plate of fried mozzarella, which came with the mozzarella, Marinara sauce, and Parmesan.  So, after you finish all that, they have a wonderful display of desserts. We ordered the red velvet cake.  It was delicious, like any Red velvet is!

Buon Appetito!

 

A great movie night. August 23, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 12:21 am

A movie I love is called “Julie And Julia.” (www.julieandjulia.com)  It is taken from the novels,  Julie and Julia by Julie Powell and My Life In France, by Julia Child.  I haven’t read the books yet because they’re written for adults but, I love the movie and have grown to like the Julia parts more and more every time I watch it.  Julia Child is played by Meryl Streep and stars in the movie along with Amy Adams as Julie Powell, Chris Messina as Eric Powell, and Stanley Tucci as Paul Child.  Each scene is funny and creative in different ways.  I like to dream that I have Julia Child’s life in Paris.

Julia Child is an icon for many different things, but what got her all that respect?  She was just like us, a normal human-being from California, and when she found food, she knew what she loved and she tried and worked at it.  She was a nice lady, (not that I ever met her), and she gave her time to what she loved and she excelled at it.  She found true happiness in food and she was sharing her happiness around the world teaching people to cook.  That is why I think she is an amazing lady.  To all my readers, choose for yourselves what you think got her that respect and happiness.

As for me it is a five star movie and for all you food lovers out there this is the perfect movie for a home night or a family night!

 

The Best Cannolis In The World!!!! July 25, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 4:54 pm

I have been going to the city of Boston since I was a baby and if you read my post ,BOSTON, you would already know that.  There are some of those places that you will always remember and go back to.  There is a place like that for me.  My place that will always make me happy, besides being in the city of everything wonderful, is  place in the North End of Boston – Mikes Pastry. (www.mikespastry.com) Mikes Pastry can cheer you up any time, just walking up to those gleaming gold lights with a mile long line going out the door.  This past spring when we went there we stood outside the building for not a long time(Don’t worry about the line –  it goes by in 5 minutes.) and when we got inside and were looking around the place it was time for us to order.  We always know what we’re going to get.  It’s our very favorite – cannolis.  When it was our turn my sister, Clara, asked if she could order our treats herself.  My mom told her to order 4 chocolate ricotta cannolis.  My mom meant to say, ricotta cheese cannolis with chocolate chips on the sides.  My sister ordered them thinking they were the right ones and we left.  When we got back to the hotel room we opened the box and noticed they were different than what we wanted.  The ricotta was light brown – flavored with cocoa.  We took a bite and they were so much better than the plain cheese ricotta ones that we always get.  We went back to Mike’s the next night and the day after that  and ordered even more!

Last summer, we hosted two exchange students, one from Spain and one from Italy.  One weekend in mid-Jul,y we took Benedetta, the one from Italy, to Boston while Sandra went on a trip with their program to New York. Benedetta fell in love with the city and recently went to Boston for her second year.  Anyway, that weekend as we were going to dinner with her I asked her if she liked cannolis.  She said “What is a cannoli?”  I was shocked when I heard this because she lives were they are probably made constantly.  As I went to answer her I described what they were and what they looked like, she just shook her head no.   After dinner that night we took her to Mike’s pastry and ordered eight cannolis.  When we got back to our room she tasted one and made a face we had to take a picture of.  She ate her second one when Clara and I saved ours.  She was in love!

So, don’t forget that if you are ever in the capital of Massachusetts don’t question it.  Just go to Mike’s Pastry!

 

Boston June 23, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 5:46 pm

This past week-end I went to my favorite place in the whole world – Boston.  I have loved the city since I was a tiny baby.  My family and I went to a restaurant called Strega (www.stregaristorante.com.)   As soon as I walked in, I felt that it would be a good review.  Strega is located centrally in the North End, on Hanover Street.  The wait to get a table was a little longer than usual, but, it was Saturday night  in Boston.   I ate fried calamari for appetizer, a truffle pappardelle with cream sauce for my entree, and a delicious tiramisu for dessert.  Strega was very generous with their truffles, cream, and cheese.  That, of course, is not a problem to me because I love all three of those things.  My sister ate eggplant melanzana for appetizer and housemade four cheese ravioli in a tomato basil cream sauce for her dinner.   She loved them both but made sure to leave room for dessert.   My mom ate sea bass. I tried it for the very first time.  I generally don’t care for fish but, this one was very good and probably excellent to everybody else in the world.  The fish was pan-seared and then poached in a caper/tomato/wine broth.  Yum! My father had a Sicialian surf-and-turf which was actually braised short ribs and lobster in a tomato lemon broth.  He ate it all!   The interior of this restaurant was very neat.  It was dark but still light with all the windows at the same time.  My sister and I were allowed to wait near the bar (but we couldn’t sit at it,) which was nice for us.  I don’t see that often.  Our waiter, Carl, was great.  There was this moment I will never forget.  Carl was bringing our dessert and the other waiter, Gianni,  was bringing my parents coffee.  He said “Heres something for you.”  It was a coffee cup I thought was filled.  Right after he said that, he held onto the spoon and let go of the cup.  It looked as if a cup full of steaming hot coffee was about to pour onto me and my dress.  I let out a squeal, and then I knew it was fake.  My family and I started to laugh.  Out of a score from 1 – 10,  I give Strega a 10 and so much more.  After this awesome night I want to go back to Boston just to eat there again.  We all agreed that it was more than excellent!

 

Caviar June 12, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 5:26 pm

When I first fell in love with caviar, I was in Quebec, Canada, at an amazing restaurant called St. Honore.  My mom ordered an appetizer with caviar in it.  I devoured it.  Recently, at my local grocery store I saw that they were selling caviar.  There were all different  kinds in the seafood section.  I begged to get some, but of-course the one I like is the Russian caviar.  I didn’t get any that day because the one I wanted was too expensive.  My mom said, “maybe for your birthday.”   It finally came to the three days before my birthday, and I remembered the promise.  I asked my mom for some, but considering I was having a party with a bunch of 8-10 year old girls, I would  probably  be the only one eating it.  We had a delicious butternut squash and sage risotto and a spinach and strawberry salad, instead.  My girlfriends loved it.   Since I can’t get the caviar that I want, my second choice is tobiko – another type of fish egg.  I get it at the sushi restaurant right down the street.  Tobiko is orange and is served wrapped in white rice and seaweed.  It is one of my favorites. To all my followers, you should definitely try caviar (especially the Russian kind!)

 

Himalayan Pink Salt June 5, 2012

Filed under: food — kcoleary @ 5:49 pm

Last night I received a question from one of my followers.  He asked me what kind of salt I use.  His question prompted me to write this blog post.  Himalayan pink salt from Pakistan contains 84 trace minerals, including iodine (which is really important to a healthy body-just don’t eat too much salt!)  Himalayan pink salt is hand-mined from salt deposits that are 250,000,000 years old.  It’s great for cooking.  Himalayan pink salt is light pink & white in color.  Here’s a hint-  the more colorful the salt is the more vitamins it has.  In our house we use Himalayan pink salt.  We don’t eat a lot of salt, but sometimes we really do need it!

 

 
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