Okay, friends. The time has come. This will most likely be my last post for awhile, maybe into June. But! I have a line-up of folks who have volunteered to write guest posts. There should be at least one/week to keep y’all chewing on some good stuff. Please remember to support our gracious guests with lots of comments!
[Speaking of which, I sent out an email to everyone who volunteered but never heard back from a couple of you and I suspect that the email given with your original comment was not the one you normally use...? If you want to write a guest post, whether or not you signed up before, it's not too late, please email me at scarletfevir (at) yahoo (dot) com]
But before I go, we need to pick our winner for the cookbook, Feeding the Whole Family. Anyone who slogged through the comments on that post will probably not be surprised that I’ve picked Jenny, mama to premature twins, as well as three (?) older kids. Holy crap you must have your hands full! Please email me (listed above) so I can get your address and post this book right away.
For anyone else wondering what to feed their babies, as one of the commenters said, it is really not as difficult or complex as Gerber would have you believe. A book is nice to confirm it in writing, but really you can feed your baby just about anything that they absolutely could not choke on, which means either very small pieces or very, very large pieces. A few commenters suggested Baby Led Weaning (quite critically, “weaning” in the British sense, meaning adding solid foods into baby’s diet, not ceasing nursing!) I love how we need an official name to just let babies eat what they want to eat. As I mentioned in that original post, I too felt that intimidated the first time around, but we don’t need to!
Don’t forget, you can also inter-library loan this book. It’s worth the few week wait.
As to one commenter’s question of nettles and what to do with them? Anything at all! So long as it’s cooked. Just plain steamed with butter is good, layered with phyllo and feta into nettle-copita is great. To convert your family, try this cream of nettle soup recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Sofya Hunt (the recipe is on Edible Madison, but her blog is A Girls Guide to Guns and Butter)
Okay, I’m off to more packing. Wish me luck.