Thursday, July 10, 2008
How Fresh Mouth Is That?
The five children of our family friends, The G's, tease about Fresh Mouth. "Are there more than five ingredients in this delicious Ritz?" they say to Patrick.
They report on Aidan's consumption of pizza and greens, "Mrs. Dolbeare, Aidan pulled his cheese off his pizza and didn't eat his salad."
They're a constant choir of, "Is this Fresh Mouth?" as they handle boxes of neon green popsicles or bright orange chips.
They taunt, but those little buggers are in to it. That's what's cool. They read labels now all the time, and keep us in check. They're little Fresh Mouths.
This week they received two jars of organic, homemade honey from someone's uncle in the hills of Poland. They shared one with us. The jar holds a thick, murky sample of some of the sweetest honey we've ever tasted. And the little buggers created a logo and phony ingredient label for the back which include such goodies as: dog hair, sheep dip, deck varnish, pond scum, bicyanalyticalthrombolysis and even FDA approved colors and artificial flavorings. Could they be more on track?
I think this is so great. Because seven children plus baby Jack are really watching what they eat now. They were all hardy, healthy kids before, but now they're more conscious of what modern food is all about.
Aidan and Patrick wanted to make something special with all the honey so we made a cake called the "Perfect Honey Cake" from Recipezaar. Recipe follows. Our next attempt is going to be a veggie salad with honey. Stay tuned.
Perfect Honey Cake
Posted on Recipezaar
By Sarah Chana Sep 30, 2005
She got it from Amit Women's Cookbook.
1 cup honey
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups flour (Can replace one cup of white flour with one cup of wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup strong coffee (can be made from instant)
1In a large bowl, mix together the first 3 ingredients.
2In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, spices and baking soda.
3Add the flour mixture to the wet stuff, alternating with the coffee; beat well.
4Put into one greased 9"x13" pan (or, alternatively, three 8" square pans).
5Bake at 325F--60-90 minutes for the large pan, 60 minutes for the three smaller pans.
Nugget o' the Week: "Don't tell the G's we ate all the cake," Aidan. Hee hee.
P.S. In celebration of another kid's eating success, go make a vegetable face! Check out the call from the Great Big Vegetable Challenge.