Greek Chicken

August 28, 2007

Here's another fun and easy recipe to make with your kids from What's Cooking's Michelle Stern. She's recently launched What's Cooking Weekly, a subscription service that offers five healthy meals ideas for your family every week, including easy recipes, shopping lists, nutrition information, and tips on how to get children involved in the kitchen. Click on the title link above for a version that's easier to print out.

The simple topping for this chicken dish is fresh and delicious. And you won't believe how fast it is to prepare!

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup mint, fresh
2 tablespoons olive oil

Baby Tooth Care Tips

August 27, 2007
Baby TeethI took my 4-year-old to the dentist earlier this summer and found out that he had a cavity. Because of this, I have been very thorough about cleaning my 20-month-old’s teeth. I started researching the subject and found it’s really a hot topic out there. There’s a lot of information available, and it can get a little confusing. I’ve put together a list of baby tooth care tips that seem to be pretty universal.

Jimbo's Hot Dogs!

August 26, 2007

For many years, I've driven past Jimbo's Hot Dogs, located on the frontage road paralleling 101 near that big business park just south of Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael. When I write "many years" I mean many, many years. Having grown up in Marin, Jimbo's is one of my local childhood landmarks, and one that is still there, unlike the wooden statue of Don Quixote that used to stand near the Marin Civic Center and the magically refilling neon beer glass that used to grace the top of the Hamm's brewery in San Francisco. Anyhow, Jimbo's has been there for me through the years, except that I had never actually been there. As a child, I asked my parents to take me there on numerous occasions, and it never happened. So when I had kids of my own, I made a solemn vow that I would take them to Jimbo's and go there at last. Yesterday I decided: it's time to go to Jimbo's.

Free Outdoor Concert at Yerba Buena Gardens Today!

August 24, 2007

Join the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas for a free concert on August 24 at noon at Yerba Buena Gardens. Bring your lunch and enjoy thrilling music by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and others. Don't miss this spectacular event, another in the San Francisco Symphony's lineup of community events aimed at making music accessible to everyone in our community. For directions, go to Yerba Buena Garden's website.

Weekend Family Events August 24, 25 & 26

August 23, 2007

Friday, August 24


Fantastic Fridays featuring Breakfast with Enzo! Bring the kids to Crissy Field Center's Fantastic Fridays program featuring local tot idol Enzo for a regular Toddlerpalooza. Enzo plays a variety of instruments and has been wowing the preschool set for years with his fun and interactive music show. There are two shows at 10:00 and 11:00 am. The cost is $10 per child, accompanied by a parent or caregiver (stay as long as you like!) More info: www.parksconservancy.org

Enjoy Jazz & Blues by the Bay this Friday at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito from 6:30-8:00 pm. For more info, call (415) 289-4152.

Saturday, August 25

Marin Symphony Family Concert

August 22, 2007
Once again, the Marin Symphony Family Concert will be taking place on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 pm in the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at Marin Center in San Rafael. The theme of this family-friendly concert is “Heroes and Villains”. The Marin Symphony’s Family Concerts are special one-hour programs designed to introduce children to the wonders of symphonic music. Narrated by KDFC radio’s Hoyt Smith, the concert features John Williams’ “Superman March”, Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory, “The Queen of the Night Aria” from Mozart’s Magic Flute, and other pieces by Grieg, Holst, Stravinsky, Rossini and Handel.

Siente: Lullabies for Grownups... and Their Kids!

August 13, 2007

siente coverIn our never-ending search for great kids music, we've come to realize that sometimes it's better to have something softer and more calming for those times that kiddie rock tunes just won't do. That's why we were pretty happy when a copy of Siente showed up here at Marin Mommies World Headquarters. Siente is a collection of lullabies from around the world, performed by classical guitarist Hilary Field and vocalist Patrice O'Neil, as well as a guest artists on a variety of instruments. It's beautiful, calming, and comforting music--perfect for the children's bedtime, although we've found ourselves playing around the house while working. After all, it's marketed as "lullabies for grownups... and their kids".

Tote That School Lunch in Style!

August 11, 2007

crocodile creek lunch boxNow that school is right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping and buying those back-to-school basics. One of those basics for all children is a lunchbox. My son discovered these very cute lunch boxes from Crocodile Creek. The front of the lunch boxes are decorated with whimsical, colorful illustrations depicting a variety of themes including dinosaurs, horses, wild animals, farm animals, and garden. The lunch boxes are made of vinyl, which make them durable and easy to clean with a wet cloth. These lunch boxes are fun and educational at the same time. You can purchase the lunch boxes online at Oompa Toys

Cooking with Your Kids: Macadamia Cod with Nectarine Salsa

August 10, 2007
Here's another fun and easy recipe to make with your kids from What's Cooking's Michelle Stern. She's recently launched What's Cooking Weekly, a subscription service that offers five healthy meals ideas for your family every week, including easy recipes, shopping lists, nutrition information, and tips on how to get children involved in the kitchen. Click on the title link above for a version that's easier to print out.


Macadamia Cod with Nectarine Salsa
   
4 nectarines (small and ripe), pitted and diced  
1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced  
4 Tbs scallions, thinly sliced  
4 Tbs limejuice  
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