Food Archives - The Magic Onions

5 Favorite Waldorf Mealtime Blessing Verses

Blessing our food with a favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verse before we eat it is cherished everyday tradition that is meaningful in so many ways. And not just for children. Blessing our food is just as meaningful for adults too. Firstly, it gives us a moment to calm and collect ourselves before we eat. WeIf you want to read more…click here

Autumn Breakfast :: Overnight Spiced Fruit Porridge

Leah from SkillIt is back to share a yummy Autumn breakfast with us. ** Autumn Breakfast ~ Overnight Spiced Fruit Porridge Autumn might be my favorite season of the year. There is something so wonderful about the crisp air, the changing leaves, and soaking up as much sun as possible as the days grow shorterIf you want to read more…click here

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chilli Recipe

Today we have a guest post from Leah, the lovely mom behind one of my favorite blogs, Skill It. She has an awesome slow cooker recipe for us. This is more timely for me than you can imagine… we’ve had SOOOO many 95+ degree Autumn days here in Southern California and cooking in the ovenIf you want to read more…click here

Favorite Recipe : Slow Cooker Bratwurst and Saurerkraut

I am working very hard on something. I am working on PLANNING dinnertime better. I want to have a delicious and healthy home-cooked meal on the dinner table every evening. It’s not that I never cook a delicious and healthy meal for my family… I do. Most evenings, in fact. The problem is rather theIf you want to read more…click here

Camping Food Favorites

We discovered some new camping food favorites on our recent camping trip. Firstly, Teddy is our resident fire man… he is in charge of gathering the supplies we need to start the fire. He sets the fire expertly with crumpled up newspaper on the bottom, twigs and kindling arranged like a teepee over the paperIf you want to read more…click here

Chocolate Banana Bites :: A Summer Treat

Kitty and Teddy made the yummiest summer treats for us today :: chocolate banana bites. It was Teddy’s idea… ‘Let’s make chocolate marshmallows!’ he declared. It being summer and all, I agreed it was a special enough occasion to warrant a chocolaty treat (plus… I do LOVE chocolate marshmallows!). But alas, no marshmallows in theIf you want to read more…click here

Recipie for Scottish Shortbread Cookies.

There’s nothing quite like a few homemade shortbread cookies for Sunday afternoon tea. Today is my mother’s birthday and if you were with us, Mom, we would have celebrated by eating these with you today. Well, we’ll just have to wait another month for your visit! The kids love making shortbread cookies. It think it’sIf you want to read more…click here


I was so excited when I first saw the guava tree in our neighbors yard. Guavas make me think of home. My mom and dad were great African adventurers. They were forever setting off on expeditions into the Okavango Swamps the Etosha Salt Pan or other remote African wildernesses. They often left my brothers andIf you want to read more…click here

Homemade Mac n’ Cheese.

Have you made mac n’ cheese from scratch before? Hmmmmm, it’s by far the yummiest kind! And, it’s so easy too… I think you have guessed by now that my cooking generally hits three targets; easy, quick and nutritious. OK, sometimes I do try more interesting, exotic recipes but not very often. Our ‘daily bread’If you want to read more…click here

Make a Bean Teepee.

Time for a little honesty here… the truth is my kids struggle to eat vegetables. Let me tell you, we are a relatively health conscious family… I have offered sweet carrots, delicious corn and even frozen peas from the time my children were mere babies and yet, would you know, they often refuse to eatIf you want to read more…click here

May I have S’more!!

To all of my American friends… I bet you can’t believe that the first time I ever tried a S’more was a few years ago on our first American camping trip. I’m totally serious… I’d never even heard of a S’more before then. Yes, we grew up roasting marshmallows over the coals, but a S’more,If you want to read more…click here

Birthday Honey Cupcakes.

In a Waldorf Kindergarten, a child’s Birthday Celebration is a magical experience. The 6th birthday is a momentous milestone… the child is thought to transition from their Heavenly Being into their Earthly Being. They settle into themselves and find their footing among the earthly aspects of our world. Today, we celebrated K’s 6th Birthday atIf you want to read more…click here


We made lemonade today. We squished two lemons, not letting their skins break,  so that they released their juice inside. Then we cut them in half and tried to see who could squeeze THE MOST lemon juice into the bowl.  We strained the juice into our jug. We added half a cup of boiling water toIf you want to read more…click here

Pancakes for Supper.

When I asked K what she wanted for breakfast this morning, she answered, ‘Pancakes’.  ‘OK’, I replied.  ‘Yay!’ she beamed.  Alas, when I went to get the eggs from the fridge… NO eggs.  ‘That’s no problem’, she said, ‘I’ll ask our neighbor!’  ‘OK’ I replied sceptically… it was 5.45 AM!  But then, alas, no milkIf you want to read more…click here


Oh how I love an artichoke… it’s the combination of their earthy flavor, the peeling of their green petals and the yummyness of the dipping sauce. I feel simple and sophisticated, all at once. Lucky me… I had an artichoke for lunch today! This is how I cook them… I rinse them in water toIf you want to read more…click here