zaterdag 27 maart 2010

Earth Hour

Turn of the Lights,
Talk to the Moon.

print from Naoko Kumano

Please, join us.

maandag 8 maart 2010

On the menu...

Did you know...Dinosaur-broccoli-trees taste better.
“Cool names can make for cool foods,” says Brian Wansink, author of 'Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think'. In his study he found out that kids prefer food with cool names.
Four-year-olds were given regular carrots and, on other lunch days, they were given the same vegetables renamed X-ray Vision Carrots. On the latter days, they ate nearly twice as many. Whether it be 'power peas' or 'dinosaur broccoli trees,' giving a food a fun name makes kids think it will be more fun to eat.

Dr Wansink says the same effect works on adults. This may explain the Facebook page 'When I eat Broccoli, I pretend I'm a Dinosaur Eating Trees'.

It seems that sparking the imagination sparks the appetite!
Let us know, what's your creative suggestion for a renamed vegetable?

But of course you can also try this kids favorite:
Mashed broccoli with Frankfurter sausages

for 4 persons:

500g broccoli
500 g potatoes
8 Frankfurter sausages

Boil the potatoes and broccoli separately in salted water.
When the broccoli is cooked, pour cold water on it to keep his fresh green color.
Mash the vegetables, add some olive-oil or butter.
Flavour with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Heat the sausages in hot water.

Tasty on a cold day just before spring!

zaterdag 23 januari 2010

Two snowmen

We have had...snow... for a few Belgium.
And our little ones had a great time playing outside, despite cold feet and fingers. Now the last white spots have melted but they keep asking for 'throwing snowballs at mommy?'
So we made these two cute snowguys.

cotton-wool glued on empty toilet paper roll.
an empty Petit Gervais makes the hat.
draw quickly a hat, scarf and nose.
a pair of googly eyes makes your snowman complete.

<a href="">I wish I was a Snowman by More with Music</a>