I am passionate about feeding my family organic healthy delicious home cooked food.
I have three children, Jemima 11, Frankie 7 and baby Wilco 20 months and they all have very different tastes when it comes to their meals ...
Jemima and Wilco will pretty much eat anything, at least once. But Frankie, my middle child is sooooo... very fussy. She will not eat anything messy, like a ...sauce of any description on pasta or anything else — actually I lie she will have my chocolate sauce on ice cream — but that’s it! She lives on my chicken soup (Or as it’s known in our house Jewish Penicillin – taught to me by my Aunty Marika) with tiny weeny pasta and chicken in it, steak cooked to perfection (a little pink) and salad. She will eat any lettuce — and she will eat a lot of it with her favourite dressing. She will eat only raw veggies — with the exception of broccoli, which she like’s cooked. She will eat my schnitz, chicken, veal or fish with lemon and yes the dreaded tomato sauce. Rice with soya sauce is always a hit, and of course my pizza. But that is it!
But if mummy hasn't cooked it - don't expect her to eat it. I’m sure you’re all feeling my pain. Who doesn't know a fussy eater or have one of their own? It can be really hard work, but I am dedicated to the health of my children and I will comply.
I have always loved food — growing up with European parents, a German father a French mother and a Hungarian Aunt, I have been brought up to love and appreciate food from many different cultures.
And for the record, I was a fussy eater too.
The change came when I fell pregnant with Mima. Max would encourage me to try and eat organically for the sake of our unborn child. And there began my obsession (to put it mildly) of feeding my children the very best I could possibly feed them. By first breast feeding them all for lengthy times (I’m still going with Wilco) and making sure that I made the best food choices possible for their growing bodies.
As I am finding out, as they grow up, they need to start making choices for themselves and hopefully all that hard work you've put in the early years will pay off later in life.
Which is why I've decided to do this blog! Hopefully, parents, carers and grandparents (even older siblings) can look at my blog and get some ideas for meal times that are healthier options, but still really yummy. I will also share my time saving techniques and any helpful tips I have learnt along the way.
Anyway here goes with what I should have started 12 years ago — enjoy!
p.s Thanks Heather for giving me the much needed kick up the bum to get this baby rolling . Love xx
|The gang with their Papa|
|Berry Organic Farm|
|picking up produce for our holiday on the south coast|
|The whole Family|
|Eating - what we do best|
|Mama and her girls|
|Frank and Mima|
|Mima making anzac cookies in Aunty Soph's Kitchen|
|Wilco's 1st Birthday|
|Mummy cutting the first cake I ever made him|
|Wilco loves my icypoles, especially when he's cutting teeth|
|cheeky boy !|
|He likes his food|
|with mazzy our dog|
|Frank's favourite Chicken soup|
|In front of mummy's cook book collection|
|Me and my boy|
|The first time Wilco said apple|
|Mama and her other baby|
|Having a laugh with Mima|
|Mima's pedlar parade at school, she made organic cupcakes with raspberry icing they were a hit|
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