Loving List

Strawberry Banana Bread

The loquats have finally ripened in the yard.  Wondering what I will do with them.

Cherry and Whiskey Upside Down Cake – This is me and Tom in a cake and its made in a cast iron pan.  What could be better!

Why havent I tried Coconut Oil before?

I need to make Brae this headboard and maybe one for myself.

I gotta try these sandwiches before the end of summer.

Have you noticed I love avocado?

I have to make some of these adorable markers for my garden.

My daughter is going to love this site all about braiding hair.

I made a lot of my daughters baby food last time around, but I want to streamline things a bit.  This chick has some great ideas and a lovely blog.

Author: Melissa

I live in the high desert outside of Los Angeles in southern California with my 14-year-old daughter and my 6 yr old son. I love to help people, which is why I am a teacher! I find so much joy in helping others create a life they love. This little blog is about food. Growing it, cooking it and eating it! I hope it inspires you to try something new and stretch yourself!

4 thoughts

  1. Oh my gosh – that babyfood link looks AWESOME! I’m going to have to get preparing that lot in advance of next March when my new bubba starts weaning – how amazing would it be to have a freezer that looks like hers !

  2. Hooray! Homemade babyfood!!! I had a book called The Healthy Baby Meal Planner (back in 1996 ;-)….) and used that exclusively for all three babies. The system was very similar to what your blog friend describes…and it was truly astonishing how much food could be made in one go, and then frozen in cubes and stored up for little sweet. In my decade of three babies, I only had to buy ONE jar of babyfood ever — and that was for the youngest while we were traveling one time. Otherwise I was always able to take + make. However, it looks like there are lots more take-along options for mothers these days! Lucky, lucky mothers today! Plus — you live in the *finest* part of the country for homemade babyfood ingredients. I was in Monterey in 1996 — I know I don’t even need to describe how glorious it was. You know :-).

    PS: A friend of mine also made her own babyfood, and the two of us agree with one another that all of our open-minded little eaters can trace the origins of their food friendly palates back to the babyfood days — it was real food, right from the beginning, after all. Just wait until your two-year old is eating your lentil soup out from underneath you!!

    1. I can’t wait to try this baby food process again. I feel so much more prepared this time around. There are so many great resources online now.

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