Food Adventures

One of my goals this summer was to be adventurous with my food and try to get my family to try some different things and expand their palates bit. I’m very proud of Charlie as he is probably making the most progress in eating new foods.

This past week, I made homemade basil jelly and canned quite a bit. I had cut the recipe in half and still ended up with more than I cared for. But, it’s one of my adventurous foods, so I’m just going to have to figure out a way to use it all up. This week, Charlie and I shared a steamed artichoke dipped in lemon butter. Super delicious!

Our fridge this week is stocked with ricotta cheese, avocados, nectarines, peaches and ginger. The cupboards have quinoa, flax seeds, and wild rice. I’m pretty sure that if I can’t find a recipe that I’ll like with any of those things, I can definitely throw something together.

Charlie and Adam are both excited about the flax and sunflower seeds that I had gotten at the Amish store over the weekend and are a bit irritated that I haven’t let them snack on them yet. Flax seeds will be new for them, but they adore sunflower seeds and peanuts (especially, shelling them!). I think they’ll adore the flax seeds.

Coming up yet this week, I will be canning radishes with some ginger and other goodies. Maybe then I’ll find them tolerable.




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