Who are the Tiny Tarts?

The Tiny Tarts are the Country Tart's two young daughters who help out so much in the kitchen, in the creation of this blog and in the production of the SERVING up a SMILE weekly column, that it only seems fitting that they get their own space to share what it is they do.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Like Mother Like Daughter

It's been a while since the Tiny Tarts have posted and this is by no fault of theirs--they ask all of the time.  It is momma that is always hogging the computer or so busy that they don't hardly get a chance to share all that they've discovered in the world of food and balance at the cellular level

They've learned a lot--Maya's now reading Bittman, Annabel's still blurting out at social functions that sugar based fruit punches are "Poison!" and both help me in the kitchen every chance they get.

Between the blog(s), my column and wellness trainings and presentations, I take a heck of a lot of pictures of food and food related items.  As I went to unload photos for this week's SERVING up a SMILE,  I came across a series of mudpie photos that were on my camera.  Not only had I not seen the pies--I didn't take the pics.

Even though 8 year old Maya is worldly enough to read politcal food excerpts, she's still, after all, a kid.  Kids love making mud pies. 

This one makes me especially happy each time I see it. 

Happy Spring!  Be well.

Mama Tart

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eggs All Gone!

Tiny Tart Maya asked if she could use these photos to post about.  I needed them stored somewhere so I am dropping them in.  She will be updating this blog tomorrow, so says she!

Until then, pictured, below, is a quick and easy Israeli egg dish of Libyan origin that we adapted from the folks over at Saveur Magazine. Click for recipe: Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce. Served with warm pita, it's comfort food at it's finest.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tiny Tarts Make Pasta

There's nothing like getting the kids into the kitchen.  It makes dinner prep take 10 times as long but the knowledge picked up alongside an apron-clad elder is expansive and ranges from fundamental food prep techniques to a deeper understanding of our relationship with food and even the earth. 

Sure, the noodles would have been far more neat if I'd made them myself but they'd not have tasted nearly so good!

The knowledge shared is enough to encourage your children to lend a hand at mealtime; it's a plus that children who take pride in their work will find enjoyment in a wide variety of foods!