Contact me via email at megan (at) foodwhine (dot) com.
My name is Megan and I live in the suburbs of Vancouver Canada with my husband Tony, two boys Cole and Bennett, and little girl Ayla.
|Bennett at 6 months old
|Ayla at 1 week old
My 10-year-old son Cole has quite the discerning palate. He’s probably the toughest but also most thoughtful food critic out of all the members of my family. Although he manages to find parts of the meal that he likes, there are usually plenty of things that he doesn’t like about it. As he matures, he’s starting to learn to be more polite when he doesn’t enjoy something I make. He’ll say things like “that’s not really my favourite,” or “I don’t want to be rude, but…” I think that’s a much better approach than whining.
Cole’s favourite food
Lobster. He’s only had it once or twice in his life, but he has declared it his favourite food in the whole world. He also loves breakfast for dinner, with eggs, bacon and hashbrowns.
Cole’s least favourite food
It’s hard to pick just one! Probably perogies. He’s crazy.
If you read my blog, you’ll probably notice that my 8-year-old son Bennett likes to give my food a thumbs-up most of the time. Don’t be fooled by this; he’s actually pickier than he seems. He’ll often say he likes something, but then leave most of it on his plate. He’s a busy guy and has trouble sitting still at the dinner table long enough to eat a full meal.
Bennett’s favourite food
Macaroni and cheese with broccoli. It’s one meal that he can actually sit still for, and he’ll eat several helpings.
Bennett’s least favourite food
Squash — butternut and spaghetti squash in particular. It’s such a shame, because I happen to love squash and it’s so good for you. I still cook with it, because tastes change and I’m still hoping to win him over.
Ayla turned 4 in February, and she is a very opinionated little eater. Actually, she’s really opinionated in general, not just about food. If there’s something that she doesn’t like (which is most things these days), watch out! She can scream incredibly loud. When she does like something, she tries to put up her thumb for the camera, but uses her index finger instead. So cute!
Okay, Skye’s not really a Whine Critic because she mostly eats dog food, but she’s a member of our family nonetheless. We adopted her in the summer of 2016 when she was only 8 weeks old. She’ll be 1 in June, and she’s still full of puppy energy. She’s a Boxherd (Aussie Shepherd/Boxer mix). Although she’s not supposed to eat human food, she does enjoy stealing food off the table sometimes. Her favourite people foods are apples and bacon. There’s really nothing she won’t try to eat, including non-food items such as socks (black ones are her favourite), soccer balls, dirt, and occasionally our cat, Hunter. Don’t worry, he won’t let her get too close!