• The Original Chopped Salad

    Meg Larsen March 3, 2021

    If you have ever been to Arizona and you haven’t eaten at Citizen Public House, shame on you. Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale is one of the best restaurants in the city, famous for its laid-back elegance, world-class American cuisine and craft cocktails, and you guessed it, their chopped salad.  The lore behind the Original Chopped Salad is similar to that…

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  • BLW at 6 Months: Are You Insane?!

    Meg Larsen January 30, 2021

    Okay so I don’t actually think people who start baby-led weaning at six months are insane, but holy heck it has not gone well for us. A couple of weeks ago, James had his six month well-baby appointment at the pediatrician’s office and she cleared him to start all the food (except the standard baby no-no foods like whole grapes, nuts, and honey). Prior to this, James had started to…

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  • Starting Solids: Puréed Edition

    Meg Larsen December 28, 2020

    I don’t know about you, but introducing our baby to solid foods was simultaneously very exciting and completely terrifying to me. Before James was even born, I had so many ideas about what I wanted his relationship with food to include or not include as he got older, but I didn’t really know how to get there. On top of that, we had such a hard time with allergies and…

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  • Peabody Punch

    Meg Larsen December 1, 2020

    So much of what I share on my blog is about stories. For as long as I can remember, stories have been a central component in the culture of my family. Both my dad and my grandfather (whom James is named after) are amazing story-tellers and I’ve always loved sitting around and listening to them talk about their past experiences. Many of my family’s best stories, and some of their…

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  • Why I Love (Baking) Sourdough

    Meg Larsen May 5, 2020

    “The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.”  M.F.K. Fisher I started baking sourdough almost a year and a half ago as a winter break project.  I am what you might call a hobby collector. I don’t usually stick with any one thing for very long, but instead, dive passionately into learning a new skill for…

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