All posts tagged: Today’s Parent

Five things

I’ve been feeling badly for not posting last week’s highlights earlier but now that it’s Throwback Thursday, it’s totally legit! Don’t you love when things work out like that? 1. I thought IKEA would be mobbed last week with everyone around for March Break, but last Monday it was surprisingly quiet. (Ahh!) I restrained myself from bringing home more kitchen goods and picked up a few things from the Paper Shop instead. (Oh and meatballs, of course.) Have you seen IKEA’s new stationary, gift wrap and party decorations? I love! 2. Tuesday we woke up to more damn snow. Which was pretty and all, but for crying out loud! Enough! 3. I’m not a fan of artificial flowers, but Urban Barn is bringing me around. The downtown store was abloom with gorgeous bouquets last week when I stopped in for the Spring decor workshop. 4. Who knew falafel were so easy to make? Hubby tried Chef John’s recipe on Saturday and they turned out awesome! Have you ever made them? 5. And what a fun …

A tough sell

The fresh pea and edamame soup in the latest issue of Today’s Parent magazine has all the delicious goodness you want to get into your kids. But can you? Could I? I tried tonight. Apart from the mint and the feta, I had everything in the house. (Frozen peas and edamame are totally okay.) Boil, strain, and whizz everything together. Easy-peasy. (Pardon the pun.) Um, it’s awfully green. This would be an uphill battle. I intended to ease my kids into the idea, but before I got the chance to say anything my six-year-old daughter saw the magazine open to the recipe and exclaimed, “Ewww, mom! Did you make that?” She actually recoiled. We don’t make the kids eat anything they genuinely don’t like, but they do have to try it. What you don’t see is her taking the tiniest sip, then spitting it back into the bowl. (That was the best picture so of course it didn’t turn out.) She was brave enough to give it a second go, but that was it. She and …