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At what age can I stop taking seeds out of blooming tomatoes!!???

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Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:26:07

(For my DS not me!)
Thanks in anticipation!

Jackstini Tue 12-Aug-08 12:26:51

Never bothered with dd blush will watch to see if I should have though!

tokentotty Tue 12-Aug-08 12:27:16

You're supposed to take the seeds out ????

FioFio Tue 12-Aug-08 12:27:17

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TrinityRhino Tue 12-Aug-08 12:27:20

why would you

PuppyMonkey Tue 12-Aug-08 12:27:47

I have a pathological aversion to tomatoes and particularly tomato seeds. Eeeeeeeeeek.

claricebeansmum Tue 12-Aug-08 12:27:53

Why would you do that?
Never did that with either DC.

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 12:30:25

nope, never did, haven't ever heard of it before. why do you do it?

TrinityRhino Tue 12-Aug-08 12:30:39

this has to be a wind up lol

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:30:58

Oh dear, maybe I have been following AK too seriously? I don't actually know why, but I thought needed to? Thinking about it logically, I can't see why. I will post up on AK website and if a plausible reason comes back, I will let you know!
From the stupid, no time to think one! smile

TrinityRhino Tue 12-Aug-08 12:32:07

lol, would love to hear if there is a plausible reason

LackaDAISYcal Tue 12-Aug-08 12:32:31

never deseeded a tomato in my (or my DSs or DDs) life.

Why are you bothering?

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:32:53

It's not a windup blush, it says 'skinned, deseeded and chopped' in her recipes blush.
I feel stupid / slightly embarressed now ....

claricebeansmum Tue 12-Aug-08 12:33:04

What reason does AK give?


lisabartandmaggie Tue 12-Aug-08 12:33:09

I do it too (because Annabel Karmel tells me to and she is My All-Knowing Leader). DC3 is 10 months now.

So I take it that I can stop then?! Should I carry on skinning them? That's a palaver too.

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:33:36

I am going to ask on AK website ...

TrinityRhino Tue 12-Aug-08 12:34:23

I guess if you are following a baby recipe book then it probably would say that

Why are you using a baby recipe book??

how old is you ds?

tokentotty Tue 12-Aug-08 12:35:40

Ahhhhh I'm sure you're talking about doing this for particular recipes aren't you? Big difference - then it's all about texture and liquidity I should think. For example, I tend not to use anything but skinned tomatoes in bolognese type meals as you end up with bits of skin floating around.

This does not mean that children can't have skin/seeds etc.

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:36:22

Thank you lisabartandmaggie!!! I don't feel so alone (was too scared to ask about the skinning thing ... tee hee!!).

I thought I was 'living life on the edge' by not using a mouli for sweetcorn (now I am joking!!) wink

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 12:37:00

let us know
i'm thinking it might just be a texture thing if you want a very smooth puree for very first stage weaning.
can't say i ever did though.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 12-Aug-08 12:37:15

Most recipes for tomato sauce, even grown up ones, say de-seed and skin the tomatoes. I might skin them, but never bother de-seeding them.

I thought you meant for giving to the baby just to eat. My DCs have had skin and seeds and all from an early age, but I would chop them/break the skins first incase of choking (cherry toms obviously, pmsl at image of DD with whole plum tomato in her gob), just like with grapes.

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:37:45

He's 9 months.
I use them for inspiration really. I make up my own combos too, but it helps when I am feeling like I lack inspiration! Ease I guess. But I am using less and less now I have a bit more of a clue!

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 12:39:27

bless. i had a mouli for DS1 too. i feel such a fool now. took me ages to find one too.

DS2 has been given chopped tomato and sweetcorn since he could pick them up. much much easier.

skinning tomatoes is a PITA.

Dawnie6577 Tue 12-Aug-08 12:39:39

thanks tokentotty.
i might keep skinning, but stop deseeding ... the extra hours i will have ...

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 12:41:28

DS2 sort of skins his tomatoes himself. he just hands the skin back to me once he's eaten the rest of the tomato.

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