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Pinkmarshmallow Wed 30-Sep-09 12:59:38

I spent all morning cooking baby food for my 7 month old DD. (Give me a big pat on the back! grin ) One of the recipes I was following said to use sweetcorn but I didn't have enough so I made up the amount with courgette and sweet peppers instead. I sliced the peppers and added them in to the mixture and it all simmered away for 40 mins. It is now cooling in the pot and waiting to be mashed. I just came online to read more about peppers and one website I looked at suggested peeling the peppers....which I of course didn't do. sadIs it ok to leave it as it is? Should I take out all the peppers and peel them before mashing the mixture? Or is harm done by pesticides already by the whole lot boiling together for so long? Aaagggh I DO NOT want to have to throw the whole lot out as I made double quantity and would be such a waste! Please come and share your words of wisdom and console me. sad Thanks.

MrsBadger Wed 30-Sep-09 13:46:06

it will be fine
if dd doesn't like the pepper skin she will spit it out
if you are truly worried about pesticides buy organic next time but it really doesn;t matter

no pats on the back here though, sorry - dd had finger food from the start and it was a lot less hassle and waste.

logrrl Wed 30-Sep-09 20:57:59

clever DS (26 weeks) spits out the skin of everything-tomatoes, peppers, plums...but we are doing BLW..

plantsitter Wed 30-Sep-09 21:03:00

It will be fine and well done for working so hard to wean your baby as you think best!

BornToFolk Wed 30-Sep-09 21:05:35

Well, I'll give you a pat on the back!

No harm done. DS has never been keen on skins on things, always spat them out. And we didn't even do BLW - imagine that!

Pinkmarshmallow Fri 02-Oct-09 13:31:39

Thank you, thank you. MrsBadger, you really helped put my mind at ease about the pepper skin being ok and everyone else, your pats on the back are much appreciated and needed. Just to update you all, I was really upset yesterday when DD wouldn't eat the chicken dish but today she did... I disguised the strong flavour, or at least stronger than she's used to at this stage, with loadsa mashed potato and she loved it. So all my hard work has paid off after all! grin

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