We all scream for easy homemade organic ice cream!

Happy Wednesday! It has been hot and humid the last couple of weeks in southern California. So to stay cool, I’ve been making meals that require little to no heat and we’ve been using our Frogg Toggs chilly pads towels.

I don’t know about you, but after dinner I like dessert, so when I found this recipe from SparkPeople I had to try it. We have a fancy ice cream maker so Little Pumpkin Doodle thought it was strange when I told her that we were making ice cream in a blender.  I made some changes to the recipe, but it’s essentially the same and tastes more like soft serve ice cream.

Don’t forget to stay tuned for Mommy’s Organics 2.0. We’re revamping the site and you’ll soon have a chance to win some great giveaways!

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Refreshing Cold Summer Soup Recipe

Many years ago I had the opportunity to spend time in the Canary Islands on the island of Las Palmas. While I was there I was fortunate enough to learn to cook some authentic Spanish cuisine, and it’s also where I had my first Mojito.
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Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating

It’s Monday already and only 17 days until the first official day of summer! I’ve been in vacation mode since Little Pumpkin Doodle’s Nanna left two weeks ago. This past weekend was busy; we spent time working on our little herb garden adding Cilantro and Lemon Balm while hanging out with great friends.

I recently read an article that explained that your baby knows what you’re eating before they’re born. The gist was that a baby’s taste buds are more developed before birth since your little one is getting their nutrients from the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid. Could this be why Little Pumpkin Doodle likes pickles so much? Could the reason why I like ice cream so much be because my mother ate it all during her pregnancy. Heck, I don’t even know if that’s true, but it sure sounds like a good excuse. [Read more…]

Farmer Girl and the Farmers Market

Carrots

Image by CLC Photography via Flickr

Little Pumpkin Doodle loves to go the local farmers market on Wednesday to buy her organic carrots.  I’m convinced there is one farmer who purposely grows kid friendly sized carrots so that kids try them.  My hubby and I have tried to ensure that our daughter gets a healthy organic start in life, so we’ve introduced her to edamame, sea weed, hummus and greek yogurt at an early age. [Read more…]