Posts Tagged ‘ fruit ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Nutella French Toast

Nutella and Fruit French Toast In the continuing saga of my deficiencies as a blogger, my child has once again demanded that I take dictation for the sake of spelling accuracy, as he tells how to make his favorite French toast. All commentary is his unless noted in [brackets]. “First, you take the soft bread […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Perfect Summer Side

Fruit Salad Can we forget about the food pyramid for a moment? Can we ignore the fact that we’re supposed to be eating both fruitsĀ and vegetables? Because for a few short, glorious weeks in late May and early June in California, it’s all about fruit. Ever since last weekend when we picked 14 pounds of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: There’s No Wrong Way To Make a Smoothie

How Do I Make a Good Smoothie? Dear Betty, I like smoothies. A lot. I’ve thought about making my own at home, but I see all of these recipes that use things like whey protein powder and ingredients that I’ve never heard of. How do I make a good smoothie? – Baffled by the Blender […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fruity Chicken Salad

I’m not a big fan of mayo. It just seems too thick and too creamy for my liking. Naturally, it makes no sense that I’d be on a quest for a recipe for chicken salad that didn’t make me gag. I tried all kinds of mayo alternatives: Greek yogurt, sour cream and strange concoctions involving […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Why I Don’t Eat McDonald’s

Today we have a question about eating habits. Dear Betty, Do you eat fast food? – Burger Girl in Brooklyn Hey, Burger Girl! Yes, I do eat fast food, which I admitted in this discussion of the price fallacy of home cooked vs. fast food. I’m a big fan of In-N-Out burger here in California, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Fried Plantains

I love Cuban food. Love it. I’m not a fan of the heat and humidity of Florida, but get absolutely giddy about the prospect of scoring some excellent Cuban food. One of the best parts of any Cuban meal? Fried plantains, or platanos maduros. Yet for all of my love of them, I’d never actually […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Figs and Topless Dinner

I love figs. I didn’t realize that I loved figs until I was well into my 30s, which makes the revelation all the more powerful and magical. Recently, at the farmer’s market, I walked past a booth and literally stopped and did a double take. Arranged on a single, plain table were baskets upon baskets […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cold Lunch

In mid-June, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant will be starting a new child care program, one that’s based on the campus of his soon-to-be kindergarten. This presents a new set of lunch challenges. There are no microwaves. For the first time in his life, we won’t be able to heat up last night’s leftovers. Nuts are […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? May

Spring is here! Spring is here! The strawberry vendors are offering samples, the cherries are flowing freely and the tomatoes look beautiful. It’s a wonderful time at the market. Vegetables Artichokes Asian greens Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Cucumber Kale Leeks Lettuce Mushrooms Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Spinach Tomatoes Fruits Apricots Cherries Cantaloupe Nectarines Peaches Plums […] Read More