Two Tiny Hand Painting

Hand Painting We got given a hand painting present as a birth present for the Robot.  It sat on the side for about six weeks, I was eager to use it.  The trouble with new-born babies hands is that they are clasped tight shut.  They don’t open them to make …

Breaded Hake and Veggie Chips

Breaded Hake with Veggie Chips This recipe is all about the Hake.  I’ll let you find your own way with the trimmings. Ingredients Hake fillets Bread crumbs coriander Lime Butter I’m having a chuck things together week and really haven’t recorded any quantities down.  I’ll happily tell you my method …

Ham Pasta Bake

Ham Pasta Bake This includes leftover chilli, but it’s really easy to make.  I’m not including quantities as I’ve cooked it ad-hoc! Set cooking the required amount of Pasta for your family.  I used 150g for 2 and a baby.  Fry off a chopped onion in a pan.  Add yellow …

Play Your Home-Made Guitar

The Robot loves his maracas and he loves a good drum on anything he can hit.  Now it’s time to introduce string, more importantly my home-made guitar.   All you need is a baking tin and elastic bands.  Put bands on the tin and ta da you have a guitar!  Hand …

Goulash

Goulash My favourite cookbook at the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.  I’ve been looking forward to this week.  I’ve wanted to make Goulash for such a long time, and it’s even better that I …

Finger Painting the Clean Way!

My chosen Play activity this week is Finger Painting with a difference. I first saw this done at the baby toddler group that I go to with the Robot.  He was about 4 months old so couldn’t really take part as lets face it, he couldn’t even sit up let …

Frittata – Store Cupboard Favourites

Frittata – Store Cupboard Favourites My food post this week is Frittata.  The best thing about Frittata is that you can put almost anything in it, that is why it’s one of my favourites to chuck together with the random assortment I have in my store cupboard! Ingredients 6 eggs …

Edible Painting with your Baby!

My chosen Play activity this week is Edible Painting.  I must be mad. You make edible paint with corn flour, water and food colouring.  I used 100g of corn flour.  Heat up some water so it’s warm in the kettle.  In a pan on the stove put the cornflour on …

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice I’m flying solo on this recipe, I’m not following a recipe so it should be an interesting one: Ingredients 200g Rice cooked cooled Half a pepper Small sweet potato A few sugar snaps broccoli florets eggs x 3 If you haven’t already got the rice cooked and …

Feeding the Ducks

Most blog posts I write seem to mention the fact that I go walking with the Robot a lot, so why change a habit of a life time.  He is getting to an age that he is  noticing things more around him and he loves the ducks. He follows them …

Dahl – with chicken and roasted vegetables

Dahl – with chicken and roasted vegetables My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.  This recipe is also named “Easy Dahl”, technically I could use it next week on E, but …

Cooking with Babies

The Robot and I quite often cook together.  He’s 8 months old, so we don’t actually cook together, I’m not that crazy.  He will sit in his high chair and watch me cook and bake.  It’s great as I can witter at him and he likes to listen!  Sometimes I’ll …

Caribbean Fish Pie

Caribbean Fish Pie This fish pie is amazing, it’s from Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots.  I’m copying the recipe out for you. Here is all the credit for it. The Ingredients 600ml Milk 1 sprig of thyme 600g Fish Pie Mix 50g Butter 2tbs Plain Flour 50g Block …

The Importance of Reading to your Child

I love reading, I’ve always been a bookworm.  I struggle at the moment to fit a book in, I find this hard.  I am channelling this frustration into reading with the Robot.  He was a few weeks old when we popped into the local library and got his first library …

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.   This recipe comes from this book, I have slightly adapted it here, but seriously go and buy the book!  Here is loads …