Martha introduced Ruth and prepared a recipe for baby “pink applesauce” that is now featured on her website. We thought it would be fun to ask Ruth a couple of questions about her visit with Martha. Her answers may surprise you. The answers are also a great conversation starter for those holiday dinners when you need something witty to contribute to the conversation.
You can visit the Martha Stewart Website for more information on the episode that featured Super Baby Food here.
Question for Ruth:
Can you tell us one thing about Martha Stewart that you didn’t know before you met her?
I never knew she was a professional model. She has photos on the walls in the hallway behind the stage. She is as beautiful in person as she is on TV and in the pictures of her in the media and in her books. She is a natural beauty.
Question for Ruth:
What was your favorite part of meeting Martha Stewart?
Meeting THE Martha Stewart. I loved watching all the activity behind the scenes while the show was being taped. Every one of her staff was professional, very kind, and organized and they all worked together perfectly, like a well-oiled machine. They were all very capable and extremely efficient without rushing anyone, and they had a great sense of humor and an easiness about them. They enjoyed me kidding around saying stuff like, “What do you say when you meet Martha Stewart? ‘Hello, your majesty!’ with a curtsy? (which I did NOT say to her, by the way).” It was really an all-around fabulous experience and I had fun being a part of it.
How is that for some Martha Stewart Trivia? Martha was, indeed, a model for Chanel. Check out this link which shows the proof!
Thanks to all the Super Baby Food fans who tuned into the show and told all their friends. You are the best!
When parents consider making their own baby food the first concern is invariably: Is it safe to make my own baby food? Or said another way…Is commercial baby food better for my baby? Let Super Baby Food dispel the myths.
Myth #1: Commercial baby food is superior to homemade baby food.
The food that you make at home from fresh, whole vegetables and fruits is nutritionally superior to any jarred commercial variety on your grocer’s shelf. The cereals you can quickly and easily make at home from brown rice (and other whole grains) cannot be compared to the processed, refined white rice commercial baby cereals.
Myth #2: It takes too much time to make homemade baby food.
Making homemade baby food is easier than you think. Check out WholeParenting.com’s pictures showing how simple it can be to make your own nutritionally superior baby food.
Myth #3: Homemade baby food may cause my baby to get sick or get food poisoning.
Some parents think that there is something magical that goes into the preparation of commercial baby food that can not be done at home, which somehow makes it the only food suitable and safe for their baby. Not so, baby food can be made easily, nutritionally, and safely at home.
Myth #4: The convenience of commerical baby food is worth the price.
Actually, making your own baby food is the cheaper alternative. Check out this handy dandy chart prepared by WholesomeBabyFood.com to see the price per baby food manufacturer as compared to homemade baby food from your ice cube tray. Homemade baby food is much cheaper!
Can you think of any other myths surrounding commercial baby food vs baby food made at home? Share them with us so we can dispel more myths!
Pureeing is all the rage and thank goodness. With just a few tips under your belt, you can prepare your baby’s own food using organic, delicious vegetables and here’s the best part – you will know exactly what is in the food you give your baby!
I will use the term “processor” to refer to your blender, your processor, your food mill, or whatever you’re using to puree. To get the correct liquidy consistency necessary for beginner eaters, water must be added to the food mixture being processed.
Cook the vegetables
For most vegetables, use the water in which they were cooked, whether the water is from steaming, baking, or boiling. This water containes valuable nutrients that have leached out of the vegetables during cooking.
Save the water
Pour the water from the cooking pot into a container with a spout so that it will be easy to pour into the processer. I use a little glass measuring cup with a spout.
Place chucks of cooked vegetables into the bowl of the processor so that it is almost full. Make sure you leave some head room. Add a tablespoon or two of the cooking water. Cover, keep your hand on the lid, and start the processor. Pour water very slowly throuugh the hole in the top of the processer until the food moves freely. Use the least amount of water necessary to get the consistency you need for your baby’s age. Use the Food Cube Freezing Method to store pureed baby food! That’s it, you’ve done it!
For more tips on starting your baby on solids, try the Super Baby Food, iPhone App!