Thursday, February 01, 2007

Botany Lesson

So...avocados. What do we know? Show of hands?

Grow on trees. About to become more expensive, even though the ones I've bought lately are from Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Can't make guacamole without them (as far as I know!).

They're also great baby food. No prep, has good fats (monounsaturated), lots of vitamins and minerals.

Hey, and also fiber. Did you know that an average avocado has about 10 grams of fiber?

Do you see where this is going?

No matter how much your baby likes avocado, maybe serving him a whole one isn't a great idea.

But wait, there's more:

Late breaking parenting/plant lessons learned: When your pre-schooler comes home with the proud, skinny bean stalk in the cup, do not (NOT) agree to let her hold it on her lap on the way home.

Yes, there was beanicide.

Does anyone know how to sprout the lima bean and plant it? We are going to need a do-over.

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