Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Just a few updates on our progress:

  • The boy eats homemade salsa and likes it! 
  • I have to adjust some of my shopping habits: I'm used to buying asparagus for 2 people not 3. 
  • The girl likes (and regularly requests) maroon carrots. Since regular carrots are one of her acceptable vegetables this is not a big surprise, but the flavor of maroon carrots is closer to what I'd call a homegrown taste: a bit minty and stronger than the one-note sweetness of supermarket orange carrots.
  • Both kids are willing, though not hugely enthusiastic, to eat sauteed sugar snap peas. I'm planting extra in the garden this year.
  • The girl will eat a small amount of roasted cauliflower and has been willing to taste strawberries and pears. She also dealt with dried cherries in the oatmeal chocolate chip pecan cookies and was willing to eat cinnamon raisin bread without yelling about the raisins.
  • Both kids tolerated the appearance of a few mushroom slices on their homemade pizza.
  • Not much progress on getting the boy to accept asparagus or either kid to accept green beans or kale (even with a lot of butter)...


  1. Have you tried pickled asparagus or other pickled vegetables with the children?

  2. Any more updates?

    Today I sent in red & yellow pepper slices for snack to Denise's class. We call them "red (& yellow) pepps," a phrase picked up from friends last summer. I wonder if your girl ate any?

    T & Z came home singing the praises of kale chips one day - they'd had them at friends and decided they were great (after previously rejecting them at home). T has backed off somewhat, but Z will eat quite a lot if I make it.

    Strawberries are T's favorite fruit, Z likes them too, but C dislikes the texture of the seeds. (He ate one last week after years of not being willing.)

  3. Nah she didn't eat them. I asked (and she looked surprised that I knew which is always fun--don't mess with me kid, I know everything!) I'll have to try kale chips again, thanks for the reminder! I tried to get the kids to eat them a couple of years ago and they didn't take, but it is time to try again.