As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m committed to making Tyler’s baby food, just as I made Alex’s. But while Alex had the benefit of my time, Tyler has the benefit of my experience and I think he’s getting better food for it. For example, following the directions in several sources, I steamed a lot of Alex’s food. But steaming doesn’t really do anything for taste. So for Tyler, I’m trying to bake as many foods as possible to caramelize the sugars and boost the flavor without adding any seasoning (yet). So far I’ve baked sweet potatoes (in the toaster oven) and made applesauce in the slow cooker. Of course, the best way to provide great flavor is to buy what’s in season and serve it as is – I’m serving pears, bananas, and avocados that way.
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Maximizing the Taste of Baby Food
June 13, 2007 by