International Day: Week 4 (Mexico)

Since we eat tacos, burritos, and enchiladas on a regular basis in our house, I wanted to make something that was perhaps more authentic. I found a recipe for pork carnitas that sounded (and looked) delicious, so I tried it out. Mostly it was a success. I served the pork more or less as shown […]

Language explosion

In the past few weeks, Duplo has had a major breakthrough in terms of speech. He had made almost no noticeable progress since he turned one—and he’s now eighteen months old. I wasn’t really worried because he seemed fine developmentally in other ways, and because he did have a “vocabulary” of about twenty words or […]

International Day: Week 3 (England)

Well, I decided to go with pasties (they’re Cornish, and my roommate’s dad brought the recipe home from England years ago). They’re basically pie crust with a dry meat and vegetable mixture inside. The recipe I used called for ground beef, but elsewhere I saw that beef cut into tiny cubes was more traditional, and […]

International Day: Week 2 (South Korea)

I just realized I never blogged about this. I made bi bim bop, which most of us didn’t like a whole lot. As for me, I thought it was okay—I ate everything on my plate—but I don’t think I’d choose to eat it again. Lego ate a decent amount of his (though he didn’t eat […]

International Day: Week 1 (Brazil)

A couple weeks ago I read this blog post about learning about one country per week for a whole year. One day a week, the blogger planned to research a country and teach her children about it. For dinner, they would eat a meal from that country. I loved the idea and decided to do […]