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Megan from Cornwall in the UK asked us I just bought some fresh pears for my daughter, Casey, and they are really ripe and juicy. Is it absolutely necessary to cook them for her, or can babies eat pears raw? The reason you’re often told to cook fruits for your baby is that the cooking process both softens the fruit and breaks down its cell structure, making...

Adding fresh herbs to your baby’s food is a great way to add flavour WITHOUT adding salt. Depending on where you are in the world, however, certain fresh herbs may not be available to you all year round. OR – you may have bought more of a particular herb than you can use for the recipe you’re making and need a way to prolong its life! So it’s...

Some recipes on our website include yogurt as an ingredient. If you’ve ever cooked with yogurt before – and particularly if you’ve added it quite early in the recipe – you might have noticed that yogurt can curdle or ‘split’ when used in this way. To prevent this happening, only use full-fat yogurt (in other words, yogurt made...

We recently received a question from a Mum who wanted to cook a stew for her family, using red wine as an ingredient. She wanted to know whether or not the stew would be safe for her one year old son to enjoy. This was our reply, which may be useful for other Mums who also wonder about this… When you cook with alcohol, most of the alcohol evaporates during...

One of the most common reasons that people give for NOT making their own baby food is that they don’t have the time. And whilst the time it actually takes is infinitely less than many parents imagine, there’s no denying that it does take a bit longer than opening a jar! But there IS a way to fill your freezer with homemade baby food in record time… And...