Dining with children, Family time, Food Facts & Lore

Boomer Food Nostalgia

After the 4th of July and its barbecues, Popsicles, ice cream and hot dogs (not necessarily in that order), we thought we’d indulge in a bit of summer food nostalgia, Baby Boomer style. The first thing to come to mind almost came straight out of sci-fi. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on… Continue reading Boomer Food Nostalgia

Family time, Famous Dinner Scenes, Food Facts & Lore

What? No Turkey?!

Mary had a little lamb, Its fleece was white as snow; And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. Just days till Thanksgiving as of this writing. We had our first snow already, which seems early compared to recent years. Nature may throw us a curve or two, but traditions remain. Then,… Continue reading What? No Turkey?!

Food Facts & Lore

First, Television. Then, Baby Carrots.

Television entered the American living room and culture in the 1950’s. TV dinners were the next inevitable expression of human ingenuity and, perhaps, necessity. This in turn transformed the vegetable farming industry as niche, or boutique farmers shifted their practices to tap into the demands of this new food packaging. American farmers started breeding and… Continue reading First, Television. Then, Baby Carrots.