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Previously, I’ve written about basic tips to get your kids to eat better food without a battle. A reader, we’ll call her “Kelly”, emailed this question to me. I’d like to share my answer for other parents who are having the same problems. Please remember, I am not a trained medical professional. If your child is having feeding issues, I strongly recommend consulting your pediatrician.
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Eat Up Downtown: The Wine Cellar

Some restaurants were so excited about Eat Up Downtown that they decided to extend the promotion for an extra week. I had already visited Koja Sushi and Café NOLA @ MOCA. I wanted to take advantage of the promotion to the fullest extent, so I decided to choose yet another restaurant. This time, I chose a Jacksonville institution – the Wine Cellar.
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Butterscotch and Caramel – What’s the Difference?

Butterscotch and caramel are very similar flavors. Unfortunately, today’s supermarket contains hundreds of products which claim to be a certain flavor but are really artificial and bear little resemblance to the flavor on the package. Most of us get our butterscotch fix from prepared boxed puddings or bottled ice cream toppings. We know caramel as an apple coating or the chewy center of a mass-marketed chocolate candy. But, if you make these sauces yourself or have them in a fine restaurant, you’ll see that the flavors are very different than …

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Restaurant of the Week: Cafe NOLA @ MOCA

Café NOLA has plenty going for it before the customer even walks through the door. It is located on Hemming Plaza, one of the more beautiful portions of downtown. It is also tucked into the Museum of Contemporary Art which is an airy and beautiful space that is both modern and comfortable.
The café itself is decorated in bright creams and greens which soothe while still being interesting and modern. The high open ceiling and large windows give loft and spaciousness in an intimate space. It is billed as an upscale …

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Eat Up Downtown: Koja Sushi

Eat Up Downtown is a week-long event featuring over 20 restaurants offering $25 prix fixe menus. I decided to try two diametrically opposed restaurants to feature here on EatJax. Last night, I chose Koja Sushi.
Of all the restaurants on the list, Koja Sushi seemed to be a no-brainer. I love sushi more than any other food. I have eaten sushi everywhere from an open air revolving bar at Paddington Station in London to the Wal-Mart deli counter in Arlington. I don’t have very many hang-ups about it. Sushi, especially nigiri, …

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Eat Up Downtown Aug. 17-23

Eat Up Downtown is coming up fast! More than 20 restaurants like Koja Sushi, Morton’s, Wine Cellar and Chew are offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $25. Make your reservations not to take advantage of this opportunity to eat at great restaurants at a huge discount.
EatJax will be profiling two of these restaurants on the August 19th and 20th.
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How to Get Children to Voluntarily Eat Food (Not Phood)

The last thing any parent needs is another lecture about childhood obesity and vitamin D deficiency. I’m not here to tell you that you’re a bad parent because your kid refuses to eat anything but pizza and gummy bears. I’m here to tell you how to change it.
First, a disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, doctor, pediatrician, child psychologist or even a person with especially good judgment. I’m just a mother of four children – four children who willingly ate soy glazed carrots last night and asked for more. I’m …

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Checking Up On Jacksonville Restaurant Safety

Health code violations aren’t something that most of us like to think about. We assume that restaurants are inspected thoroughly and shut down if they are unsafe. For the most part, this is true. Eating at a restaurant is extremely safe. But, if you’re like me, you wonder about how sanitary the conditions are in many restaurants. If you’d like to satisfy your curiosity about the food safety inspections at the restaurants you frequent, I have a link that will be very interesting to you.
Jacksonville Restaurant Health Violations
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Recipe: Pâte Brisée (Tart Dough)

Pâte Brisée is the French version of delicate pie dough. You can use it for all sorts of tasty applications. A great smoked cheddar, bacon and herb tart can be found by clicking here.
Pâte Brisée
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