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The entries for this giveaway are now closed. Thank you for participating. I will announce the winner soon!

My kids often ask me if I am going to ever have another baby. I tell them it would be a little difficult right now, considering I am not married. They usually don’t press the issue, or ask too many questions on the subject—thank goodness!

I am in a phase right now, though, where most of my friends are either pregnant again, or have young babies. Some of them have been asking for good baby food recipes, so today I picked some peaches from the tree in my yard and made some baby food out of them.

Recently, the people at Oxo Good Grips asked me if I wanted to review some of their products. I had had my eye on their food mill for ages, and I asked them if they would send me one, and an extra for one of my readers. They did, and I have been using mine for some time now, for everything from homemade popsicles, to desserts soup, to mashed potatoes. I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s a fantastic product.

My favorite feature is that it has three separate disks, so you can change them out according to how finely you want your food processed.

For this giveaway, I will be sending one lucky reader the amazing food mill and a copy of the book Organically Raised by Annie Daulter. If you would like to enter, please write a comments in the comments section, and  confess if you have ever sampled your baby’s baby food, and if so, what your favorite flavor is. Mine is the pear puree. I will accept entries until Thursday night at midnight! So good luck!

And while we’re on the subject of all things baby, I want you all to check out my friend’s etsy site. She makes these incredible handmade bags and little tooth fairy pillows. So if you’re looking for something cute to give a little person in your life, be sure to order something from her. Everything Emily makes is so perfect, right down to the minute details. She is an artist.

Homemade baby food is so easy to make—it really is. All you need is fresh (ideally organic) fruit or vegetables, a stove, and a blender.

You can then just freeze what you make in either glass or plastic containers. Another good way to freeze baby food is to pour the puree into ice cube trays. When they’re frozen, you simply pop them out and store in ziploc bags.

homemade peach baby food

but you can make anything this way: green beans, butternut squash, plums, pears, whatever you can find

about 10 ripe, organic peaches, scrubbed clean, pits removed, and cut in chunks
1/4 cup water

1. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring peaches and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the peach flesh is tender.

2. Allow to cool. Pour peaches into a blender, and blend on high until very smooth. Allow to cool completely and freeze. Use caution when defrosting to be sure the puree is of a uniform temperature and cool enough for the baby.