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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Take a look at the photo – priceless, isn't it? This is the face of a child who is thinking 'Mum, have you checked the ingredient list on the back of the pack?'

I hadn't, I'd just thought 'Ooooh, she might like ham. And it is from Marks and Sparks…' Anyway, her refusal to do anything other than hold it up with a rueful look on her face led me to look at the packaging. Ingredients: Ham, salt. Hmmmm, maybe another time, then.

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Vnmum's Pork and Apple Burgers

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

These sound rather delicious, I must say, and I am very interested in the substitution of olive oil for egg. Does that mean that you use an 'egg-sized' amount of oil or is it just a slug, vnmum?

My poor friend's wee boy who is, I think, about 7 months or so was just rushed to hospital after discovering he had an egg allergy, so I'm sure she'd be interested in any egg allergic substitutions. I am too, by the way, as I have decided to hold off on giving Babybear some French toast (ooooh, I've been dreaming of French toast…) for a good while now after hearing my chum's horror story.

Pork and Apple burgers

250g pork mince

1/2 eating apple, finely chopped or grated

1 small onion, finely chopped

5 – 6 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs

1 – 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

italian herbs to season

One egg ( I use olive oil instead as DS is egg allergic)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, until mixture is sticking together nicely.

Make however many burgers you want depending on the size you want them.

Grill or fry

I dont see any reason why these cant be frozen either raw (as long as mince was fresh not frozen) or cooked.

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Pork Fillet

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Yes, pork fillet. If you don't believe me take a look at the Photos folder…
Anyway, we are at my mum's house and she is making dinner for her daughter (that's me – do keep up at the back). It's like Baby Led Weaning, but thirty years later.

So mum douses pork fillet in lemon and parsley butter, fries it on a ridged pan and puts it on my plate alongside some salad and some Jersey Royal potatoes. Yum Yum, thanks Mum.

Now, you might think that some lettuce, some potatoes and some cucumber might satifsy a younger person but no… once Miss Babybear had spotted her mother and grandmother tucking into their delicious meal then nothing else would do.

I first of all cut it into a kinda chip-shaped piece which was NOT a good idea as she was able to bite too many pieces off and was doing a bit of gagging.

Being my daughter, however, her will to eat the pork outweighed any sense of fear that she might have of an imminent choking incident so she continued to eat it and I was forced to take it off her.

Plan B, and this is the one in the photo, was to give her a lump the size of her fist (actually, this is in Gill Rapley's guidelines but I had forgotten) and Babybear was absolutely fine with it. She just chewed and chewed and sucked on it, turning around in her wee hands until she was left with a pretty tired and grey looking piece of meat which she dropped casually to the floor. This was, as you would expect, accompanied by a round of applause from the two preceding generations of women who surrounded her. Ma che brava!

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