And now, for my next number…

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Posted on 19th February 2010 by Pia Simeoni in Recipes

This is blog post number three in my 28 Day Blogging Challenge. Yesterday I was at a loss for what to write, which resulted in my speed skating metaphor. This morning I woke up with several ideas, and I’m now tracking them all in an Evernote notebook called “blog ideas.”

One of my ideas has to do with food, and that’s good for this blog, because it fits in with my original focus (technology, food, and wine.) My 9-year-old daughter received the young reader’s version of Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma as a gift. The regular version is on my “to-read” list, and there are so many before it in the queue. But I sometimes read with my daughter before bedtime, so I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to finally get into the meat of the book while introducing my daughter to the concept of “real food.” And it won’t disrupt the order in my “to-read” list.

So, for the rest of this 28 day stretch, I’m going to read a little bit of Omnivore’s Dilemma with my daughter each night before bedtime and document her reactions to what’s presented in the book as they pan out throughout the day. Will she start to shun fast food? Will she try the vegetables? The idea of real food is not new to her; we’ve been trying to introduce her to healthier choices, guiding her away from Lunchables, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. We once attempted to make “Homemade Big Macs,” and although they were full of calories, they were made with grass-fed beef and as many natural products as we could find without spending $20 per burger. She loved them. We feel that doing things like this will teach her that she CAN like the taste of food that is made at home, and that real food tastes good, too.

I mentioned earlier that I woke up with several other ideas…and I’ll save those for after my 28 Day Challenge. But another idea that came to me this afternoon is documenting “stuff I figured out today using Google.” I may not do this every day, but since I figured out some cool stuff today using Google, I’m going to write about it later.

Hope you all have a Happy Friday.

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