The Julian File

http://julianfile.blogspot.com

Hilarious, verbatim commentary by a seven-year-old from Fairfax, California. A strange/wonderful blog.

Suzuki is a winner of Top 25 NorCal Moms - 2012

In what ways is Northern California unique from other places you've lived or traveled?

What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing most with your kids?

What's a great Northern California destination for a family vacation?

What's your go-to snack for your kids?

Suzuki

I try rotate my son Julian's snacks to keep them interesting. Some of the staples now in rotation are hummus and toasted pitas carved into "pie slices", "ants on a log" (nut butter-filled celery sticks with currants on top), apples, seaweed, nuts, cherry tomatoes, olives, yogurt, and even some pineapple guavas (quartered lengthwise and eaten like tiny watermelons) that a friend brought over--we had never tried them before last week). Man, are those tasty! So much better than "stick-and-soil sandwiches."
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What is your favorite quick breakfast recipe?

Suzuki

Our go-to breakfast is a big ol' pre-made batch of "muesli +." Once you buy all the ingredients, preparation is a snap. Mix together steel-cut oats (or multi-grain flakes) with nuts (toasted walnuts/hazelnuts/almonds) and dried fruit (rolled dates, cranberries, and currants/raisins). We also like to include hemp seeds, ground flax seed, and sunflower seeds. Just add milk and/or yogurt. With all that dried fruit, no sweetener is required, but honey is always an option. Keep the batch in a tight container or in jars. This delicious breakfast keeps us big and little folks going all morning.
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Which is better for raising a family: city or suburbs, and why?

Suzuki

There are country mice and city mice. Who's to say which is better?
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