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When preparing your baby’s food, it is very important to take steps to eliminate any risk of food poisoning – babies, of course, are particularly vulnerable to illness caused by food borne bacteria. Foods such as fish, eggs, raw meat or raw poultry can contain bacteria responsible for food poisoning, such as salmonella and E. coli. Campylobacter infection,...

Lynne from the UK asked us today whether or not adding baking soda to the pot when simmering vegetables is a good idea. She explained My Mum always used to do this when she cooked broccoli – she said it made it stay really green. So I’ve always added it to my vegetables, too. But now I’ve started to introduce vegetables to my son – and I’m...

Celeriac may look like a strange, bumpy brown object, but it is actually a very tasty vegetable – so why not develop your baby’s palate and try including some celeriac in his next meal? Celeriac – also known as celery root, knob celery and turnip-rooted celery – is very rich in vitamin C and is also a great source of iron and calcium. It is...

Pumpkins make an excellent food for baby and – for many of us – they’re available in abundance right now! So if you haven’t yet introduced your little one to the delights of this fabulous fall food, now is the perfect time to give it a try! Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene (which your baby’s body converts to vitamin A) and it’s...

We’re all just a little relieved here in the Bahamas this morning, after experiencing just the outer edges of Tropical Storm Isaac yesterday, but – thankfully – nothing more serious than that. We’re watching and praying for all those still in the path of the storm and hoping that it does not develop into a hurricane. This is a volatile time...