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Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines

Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines | www.kiwiandbean.com

It can be tough work keeping a food blog. Like when you have to eat burrata three times in one week. (1) Create the recipe—eat the burrata. (2) Test the recipe—eat the burrata. (3) Photograph the recipe—eat the burrata.  Continue Reading →

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Power Cookies

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While I was writing this blog post for you, the Bean ate a leaf.

Ok, she didn’t quite eat a leaf, but she picked a leaf from a tree in our yard, and took a couple of hefty bites.

I quickly fished the masticated leaf bits out of her mouth, and contemplated a call to poison control or whatever it’s called, but she assured me—in the way that only a three year old can provide assurance—that she didn’t actually swallow.

Phew, I suppose.

Except she now knows the attention-grabbing power of eating garden greenery. Bean: 1. Mama: zero. Continue Reading →

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Springtime Granola

Healthy Breakfast Granola | www.kiwiandbean.com

The Bean and I have spent a lot of time over the last couple of (very cold) months talking about the arrival of spring. When she has trouble sleeping at night, I implore her to close her eyes and think about all the fun things we will do when spring comes: play in the park, pick flowers, hunt for easter eggs, etcetera. Just like in the storybooks:

SpringBook

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Blueberry Oatmeal Chia Milk-Making Muffins

So I’m making you milk-making muffins today. Yes, I’m talking about THAT kind of milk.

Blueberry Oatmeal Chia Muffins | KiwiandBean.com

I hesitated for a minute before going all boobie on y’all, but yo that’s mah life right now: 10 lb milk-sucking leech attached to my tatas; 2.5 year old attached to my leg. Thank god for cartoons on demand. And chocolate chips. These pacify big Bean while I pacify the little one.

My friend Katia nailed it when she said of her 10-day-old-baby-feeding status: “I am the milk”. (She has since turned this mantra into a blog where she writes—hilariously—about parenting and motherhood.)

Yup, I am the milk. The milk is me.

As any nursing mom (and cattle farmer) will attest, milk-making requires a pretty constant source of fuel. With some types of fuel—say the old wives—being favoured for their milk-encouraging attributes. Continue Reading →

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