Dewy, warm atrium air on a melting winter’s day brightens the soul and excites gardening hands. Flowers, vines, and leaves climb behind eyes. Baby ears smile and shake seed packets to the beat of the drip, drip, drip outside the greenhouse windows. Cold weather lettuce sprouts in a growing building of rooms and walls. Baby greens dance onto cream ceramic plates, dressed in dots of balsamic and olive oil, a smidge of pepper, and a heavenly shower of the lightest angel hair shreds.
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Puffs
Light, airy, irresistible. See our recipe here.
Beet Salmon Balsamic Salad
Sweet and nutritious, this simple salad is a great baby-and-me snack, and is an elegant course for a dinner party.
Salmon: Antioxidant amino acid taurine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, selenium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6, choline, pantothenic acid, biotin, and potassium.
Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:
Baked and de-boned Salmon, little pieces. (Olive oil, pink himalayan salt, freshly ground pepper, and crushed fennel seeds if you like. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.)
Assemble all elements. Add any veggies you like. Dot over a very light layer of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and zest a light rain of parmigiano reggiano cheese. Enjoy this sweet dish.
(*Note For older babies; ensure no bones, and leave out salt and balsamic vinegar. For younger babies; puree al smooth.)
For a fun change, add some velvety crimson purple beet juice to bone broth for a beet bone broth that everyone from babies to grandparents will delight in color and taste.
Sweet Potato Pork Stew
Turn your kitchen in ‘Cafe, Your Last Name.’ Dim the lights, light a candle, put soft sweet music on, and dance after dinner. My heart melts with after dinner Baby-Papa dances. The dinner having already melted us into a sublime warmth. Sweet potatoes in a sumptuous stew can do that, slow cooked pork and vegetables. Take off your sweater and dance into the night.
(You can reference our basic recipe.) Add a pork roast, whole sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, and any others you like into a crock pot with some water and warm spices. Let cook for 8 hours on low. Add a little butter and serve warm. (If your party includes babies, add salt to your own dish at the table so baby dinners are salt-free.) The cheese puffs above go very well with this dinner.
Tonight’s Music: Stan Getz & João Gilberto, The Girl from Ipanema album.