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Friday, July 20, 2012
USING GARDEN PRODUCE TO MAKE BABY FOOD
It's a pretty simple process that takes about an hour, plus freezing time.
First, I enlisted help to pick the peas. This is the easy part! My kids are more than willing to help pick peas, as long as I don't mind them eating while picking. My kids are very good eaters, but this is really the only time where they willingly eat peas, so I am all for it!
As I blended the pods and all, I then have to strain it to remove the stringy parts of the pea pod. It's not difficult and the whole process takes about 5 minutes. I place the strainer in a bowl just larger than the strainer so that it sits inside the bowl. I then use a rubber spatula to smash the puree through the strainer. Work it all around, scraping the bottom often. After 3 minutes, this is what mine looked like:
(or any other wide surface item will do!)
and squeeze out the remaining puree that way.
It works well!
One stage 2 jar of baby food is equal to 4 ice cubes.
My peas yeilded 32 ice cubes, or about 8 jars of food.
I also add some rice cereal for added vitamins.
I've done this several times this year already.He loves it! It's great to feed my baby fresh peas from the garden- and you can't beat the price too!