Category Archives: breakfast

Carrots any time

Carrots are frequently the topic of conversation that travels on the telephone wire from my apartment in Ontario to Keira’s nanny in Nova Scotia. She often expresses surprise that I buy carrots at the market most weekends – be it … Continue reading

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Ode to runny yolks

When I learned that babies are only supposed to eat eggs that are fully cooked, the gag-inducing hard-boiled eggs of my childhood leapt to mind. Those eggs that were so overdone, their yolks reminded me of a foggy day in … Continue reading

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Family Food

When I first started to think about feeding Keira (feeding her something other than milk, that is), I had this lovely picture in my mind of what mealtimes would look like. I imagined Jeff, Keira and I hanging out in … Continue reading

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Baby-Led Weaning and Nutritionism

I had the pleasure of traveling home to Nova Scotia for a week this month. Kim and Keira also flew in from London. So there we were – three generations under that roof that sheltered us from the inevitable rain … Continue reading

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My science of pancakes

Being a scientist is both a blessing and a curse. I’m grateful that I have acquired some of the analytical thinking skills required to weigh the evidence at hand. I like thinking about causality and recognising alternative explanations for phenomena. … Continue reading

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Porridge made sliceable

As a kid, I occasionally ate those packets of instant Quaker oatmeal. I liked the apple cinnamon variety. I haven’t had one of those packets in years, but I inadvertently replicated the flavour last week when I stirred some of … Continue reading

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