About Me


I’m the wife to “Scratch” and mom of a little boy, born in Korea, who is a very picky eater. I’m tired of feeding him frozen food and have set forth to find recipes that he will probably at least try, if not love outright. I love food myself, and want to give my son the same love and respect for food around the world that I have.  Although only four, he has agreed to be my guinea pig in our quest for identifying the best kid cuisine out there.

I was born in England many years ago (!) My mother is straight off the boat German and she made some great German dishes when I was growing up. I love the way my mother talks about German food. I think much of that comes from the memories, and not so much the taste. But, honestly, the difference is miniscule.

I lived with my parents in San Antonio, Texas, for, wow, 14 years. I developed a taste for TexMex in that part of the world, although, at the time we simply called it Mexican food. I traveled to various locales in Mexico, touristy spots, mostly, and noticed that the food is QUITE different there. TexMex, for me, definitely falls into the Comfort Food category.

I’ve traveled enough to know that great food is everywhere. When I was in Turkey, what they ate for breakfast surprised me: feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, and black olives. How very different from eggs and bacon, and yet, I tell you, it was fantastic. Very refreshing. Now their “cheese cake” is quite a different story. Incorporating chunks of swiss cheese into pound cake, does not a cheese cake make.

Italy. Food. One and the same. I’ve been all over Italy–from the north in Venice to the south in Naples and Capri. Italian food has such character and warmth. And let’s face it, KIDs love Italian food because of the comfort factor (not to mention slurping a long string of spaghetti is just plain fun).

I love France and French food but really, it’s more for grown up tastes in my opinion (with one exception–Creme Brulee). If you know of a great French dish that kids will love, please pass it to me.

So there you have it–my creds: I have a picky eater at home, a semi-foreign mother, a love of food and travel, and a desire to seek out the best recipes the world has to offer for my kid. That about covers it. I hope you and your little ones enjoy my blog.



  1. Nessie said,

    July 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I would love to hear about Prague. It is on my list of places to visit one day, hopefully during the international theatre festival that is there every fourth year.

  2. FoodyMom said,

    July 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Lucky you! Prague is beautiful–very picturesque, even in the winter when the trees are bare. We stayed at a hotel called:Golden Star (Zlata Hvezda) which is in walking distance to the Prague Castle, dining, and the Charles Bridge. I think the bridge was my favorite memory of the trip. It was like a little city within itself–lots of lively people, monkeys and their musicians. Artists. Fascinating views, too. We took a train to Germany to meet up with family. After seeing the train station, I’m glad we did that. Despite the current social improvements in Prague, it was very Sovietesque. In fact, many if not most of the signs were written in Russian, not Czech.
    The food is great, the people are friendly, and the city has such history. You’ll have a hard time keeping your camera still. Another good place is Salzburg, Germany. So many beautiful places to see…:-)

  3. froggylove said,

    July 31, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Never been to Europe. Only been out of the country twice, both times it was on a cruise. I am the picky eater in my house. I am so lucky to have kids who love veggies, and pretty much everything that is put in front of them. My little M, is the worst eater in the bunch. He says he doesnt like Veggies, only salad. I think I can live with that.

  4. August 29, 2008 at 12:29 am

    I just read your comment on my blog and wanted to thank you for reading. Also, I have an excellent “French” recipe my kids love. But if you don’t eat lamb, forget it. It’s taken straight out of “French Women Don’t Get Fat” and it’s fantastic. Basically you just put fresh mint, olive oil, shallots and Dijon mustard in a food processor and chop until it’s a thick paste. Marinate the lamb chops for 30 minutes (I do it all day – tastes better), put them on the grill (or under the broiler) and viola! Delicious lamb chops that your kids will love. Enjoy!

  5. FoodyMom said,

    August 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Wow. Thanks RM. We do eat lamb. Love it, actually, so I will definitely try this recipe. It sounds really good. Thanks again!

  6. Andrea said,

    February 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Hey girlie, You’re going to have to change your profile…

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