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    Leena Saini

    Spoonfuls of Summer: Jersey Corn with Basil for Baby (and you!)

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    Hi Everyone! We made the most simple and easy soup last night for dinner.  It was actually the perfect meal because it fed everyone in my house, from husband to toddler to baby.  Ok, well, the baby not yet (she’s almost 5 months old and hasn’t started solids.  I can’t wait until she does.  Not…

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    21 Yummy Flavored Waters for Little Ones

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    Hello everyone! So, we are on a hydration kick this past week.  Why? Because 3-year-olds can get UTI’s (um, urinary tract infections, in case you were wondering).  As this is a baby/child food blog, I will spare everyone the gory details (though believe me, I have about 10 posts worth of drama, moaning, crying and…

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    Natural “candy” for babies?

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    Hi everyone! I have to credit my lovely agent for this post.  We were trading stories on what we’ve learned to make from scratch (it was a fascinating conversation.  between us we have learned to make everything from yogurt to paneer to jam.  it had to have been one of my favorite food chats). Anyway,…

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    Spoonfuls of Summer: Raspberries for Baby

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    Freshly picked! Hi everyone! Oh my gosh, before I even get started with this spoonfuls of summer business, I have to tell you all (well, all five of you reading this thing) something:  I MADE JAM! Yes! Me! Canning-challenged and fearful ‘ol me successfully made jam this morning! So many leftover berries from our farm…

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    Spoonfuls of Summer: How to Introduce Your Baby to Blueberries

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    Freshly picked! Hello everyone, Hope your summer has been great!  We are still on a picking frenzy over here…I am introducing my 3-year-old, Kirina, to “pick-your-own farms” this summer and it is such fun! A wonderful a reminder of my own childhood when I picked fruits and veggies with my mom.  Kirina has a lot of fun at…

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    Easy, Indian, yummy: Masoor Dal

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    Happy Meatless Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely 4th of July weekend.  Did you BBQ? Maybe you are looking for a Meatless Monday option today after all the gluttony.  Here’s an easy dish to prepare for your family, one that every member, even the littlest ones can enjoy. Dal, or lentils, are an…

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    Watermelon Agua Fresca

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    Happy almost Fourth of July everyone! We are sooo excited about summer over here! It is in full swing and full of fresh fruits and vegetables.  In my previous posts I mentioned loving this time of year because it enables my little Kirina (age 3) and I to visit farms and pick all sorts of…

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    From farm to highchair!

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    Happy Summer everyone!! Oh my goodness, what FUN we have had here in the Saini household lately! There are sooo many great fruits and vegetables in season right now, I can’t even contain my enthusiasm.  Being a country mouse myself (I grew up in New Hartford, NY, a beloved little town near rolling hills and…

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    Cantaloupes and Cardamom

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    Minced cantaloupe sprinkled with cardamom When I was little my mom always served this combination at dinner, particularly when we were eating Indian food.  Since Indian food always has a mad amount of masala going on, something cool and refreshing provides the perfect balance.  For children, it’s also like having a little dessert along with…

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    Peaches and Herbs

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    Hello everyone! If you read the title of this post and thought of a music duo then you are a well-seasoned human being (that’s a nice way of saying that you’re old, ha ha.  Don’t worry, I myself am ancient. I grew up in the 80’s).  (For those young ones who are puzzled, Peaches and…

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