Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 19

Lunch Lady is a quarterly keepsake full of meaningful content, inspiring family stories, easy DIY, stacks of recipes plus funny relatable opinion pieces about the ups and downs of raising children. It's a magazine where parenting is not taken too seriously but a balanced approach to family life is.

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6 min
what’s one thing about your business we should know?

Kip & Co We love colour. We love it in a boom, crash, rainbow kind of way. Our kids homewares and apparel are overflowing with it. Yup, we’re firm believers that kids who are surrounded by colour are inquisitive, creative, kind and wild. And that’s our kind of kid. A kid who dreams in colour. Hayley Pannekoecke Co-Founder Bellamy’s Organic Bellamy’s Organic was founded by an organic farmer and mother of four, Dooley Crighton-Bellamy. Dooley started Bellamy’s from her own kitchen, blending purees from fresh organic produce sourced from her veggie and fruit garden in Longford, Tasmania. Her four children—Storm, India, Justice and Blaze—were her inspiration behind creating an organic and sustainable baby food company all those years ago. Jamine Tai Marketing Manager Blundstone This year, we’re proudly celebrating our 150th anniversary—an incredible landmark in our brand’s…

1 min
so wow many ! people talented !

amber rossouw sweetpea darlingheart recipes + styling 124-129 barbara dziadosz illustrations 147-154 beci orpin papercraft + + illustrations + styling 090-101, 104, 119, 122-123 danielle dobson photographs 034-035, 037-039,041, 046, 051 erin jang photographs + art + design 056-074 gever tulley writing 082-087 helga stentzel photographs + visual art 158-165 jacinta moore photographs + styling 038, 040-044, 047-050, 090-101, 124-129 jillian johnsrud writing 108-115 liz petrone writing 172-173 lola photograph cover luke ryan writing 078-085, 130 kimberly allen writing 170-171 kirsten drysdale writing 102-105, 120-123, 146-155 nicole lutze writing 036-041, 058-063, 134-141 rafael rashid recipes 090-101 rebecca huntley writing 174-176 sakuya higuchi illustrations 082-083, 086-087, 109, 113 vanessa clarkson recipes 034-051 special thanks jen djula india reynolds amy ryland anna siddans michael critchley meredith forrester mark swivel…

20 min
traditional foodie

Q+A You’ve been a nutritionist for over fifteen years. What got you interested in food? Food is such a central part of most of our lives, so I’m sure we’re all interested in it to some extent. I studied dietetics (clinical nutrition) at university after I’d completed a work experience placement at a local hospital. Nutrition seemed like a good career that mixed my interest in science and supporting people to lead healthier lives. What kind of kid were you with food? I grew up in a poor household, which really meant that I couldn’t be fussy. My mum was a single parent to four children, and she needed to work two jobs to keep a roof over our heads and bread on the table. To a large extent, I think we ate what…

8 min
you, me,we

Who’s in your family and where do you live? I live in New York City with my husband and our two boys, Miles (8) and Noah (3). Can you describe what you do? I am a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. I work on a wide range of creative projects and enjoy making things. What kind of projects do you work on in your creative studio, The Indigo Bunting? I take on a variety of projects, from art direction, magazine design and editorial illustration to books, branding, murals and exhibit design. I’ve done art direction for food magazines and illustrated for clients like The New York Times and Apple. I work on toys and kids products, and I have a stationery collection with Paperless Post. I co-authored a craft book, Make & Give, and…

8 min
dangerous things

When Gever Tulley started compiling material for his book 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do), he knew exactly how to kick things off on the right note: by asking kids to lick a nine-volt battery. “Even now, it’s still my favourite thing to get kids to do,” says Tulley, face lighting up with enthusiasm. “It’s so visceral and so fun to watch them build up the courage to actually lick the battery. And the sensation is so strange!” But for Tulley—a San Francisco–based computer scientist turned pioneering educator—getting kids to lick a battery isn’t mere prank fodder, it’s a jumping-off point for an entirely new way of engaging with the world. Because in Tulley’s universe, danger isn’t something to be avoided: it’s part and parcel of growing up. And…

2 min
make a slingshot

REQUIRES • forked stick • rubber bands (medium-sized) • scrap of leather or cloth • clear area (without people, pets, or things that might get damaged) HOW-TO 1. Make elastic bands. To begin, you can just tie two pairs of rubber bands together to make two long bands. If you find you want more power later, you can double up the rubber bands. 2. Make a pocket. Cut a small rectangle out of leather or scrap of sturdy cloth. You can either tie the rubber bands to the pocket, or cut two small holes and loop the bands through. 3. Assemble. Tie the rubber bands to the ends of a forked stick. If the bands slip off, try lashing them in place with a bit of string or carving a notch in the stick. 4. Aim. Place a pebble…