Cooking with Toddlers: Homemade Baby Food


A little recap of my day yesterday: Little Fig came hurtling towards me at full speed, while I was squatting down to pick a toy up. He used my ponytail to scale me. I was nearly scalped in the process. Upon emptying the “little loo” potty spilled pee all over my socks. Smacked my 6 month old inRead more

Cooking with Toddlers: Flower Petal Cookies


Toddlers love to pluck and pick things from the earth. I know because I have a bald apple tree. My dear little toddler has managed to pluck off the vast majority of blossoms from our beautiful apple tree. I also caught him “pruning” the lilac trees. And by pruning I mean ripping all the flowers,Read more

Cooking with Toddlers: Blue Corn Fish Tacos with Mandarin and Grapefruit Salsa

Toddler hands. Honestly, I’m a little freaked out by them.  A quick 10 minute observation of Fig in the garden saw him digging in the worm bin, touching a random cat’s tail, finding a slug ( which brought into the house and promptly put on my pillow) and manhandling the bottom of his shoe. Not exactly theRead more

Cooking with Toddlers: Quinoa and Inca Berry Breakfast Bowl

Our breakfasts’ are in need of some serious overhaul. They go something like this; oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, pancakes. Really exciting. Don’t get me wrong oatmeal is awesome but it becomes a little ho hum, as Fig will tell you, if you’ve had it every day of your life for the past twoRead more

Cooking with Toddlers: Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast

Fig and I have been making big plans for our garden. He thinks we should only grow flowers; dandelions to be exact. I take a more pragmatic approach, suggesting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. He’s been rather recalcitrant, as two year olds are often prone to, but I may have changed his mind afterRead more

Sauerkraut with Toddlers

When I was pregnant with Fig I craved onion, garlic, kimchi and sauerkraut. The most unholiest of combinations was my personal heaven. Bliss was a loaded garlic kimchi scooped directly from the jar and straight into my mouth. Our apartment also smelled like a dumpster. I ate so much fermented goodness that it occurred to meRead more