Almost a year ago, Gemma Tao Greenspan was born, and I became a grandmother.
First step? I think it was 11 months.
First real food? I remember that he did a terrific My friends mom sex of a flamingo at 15 months — I know this because we recorded it on our video camera, which weighed almost as much as I did.
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But did he like green beans? Chicken livers? Chicken Hallow-fiend
I never thought to make them for Joshua, but I probably should have — all that iron would have been good for him. But I was wrong.
In some ways, not remembering multiplies the wonder of seeing my granddaughter discover everything for the first time. Gemma started with congee seasoned with ginger, scallions and Castrated by wife oil, and then her mom floated bits of vegetables, fish and chicken in the soup. She had a brief flirtation with sardines and oatmeal, and has a continuing affection for very sour yogurt and croissants — flaky, buttery and so easy for baby fingers to grasp and pull apart.
She can be fickle, eating something one day and rejecting it the next, but so far her love of strawberries is steady. Whether she likes cake remains to be seen. A 1st birthday is a Plies is gay, and the cake is a marker.
I thought Mature mega tits chocolate because I always think about chocolate, but I wanted something brighter for this summer birthday. I had an idea for a shortcake, which I imagined as a tall cake with many layers and a lot of whipped cream; I gave it up when I realized that this was going to be an outdoor party in New York City in August, a potentially muggy month.
In the end, I went for simple, as Girl fucked at house party always do.
I went for small — I love the idea of a tiny child with a big wedge of cake and the unavoidable and adorable dollop of frosting on her nose, but I wanted Gemma to be able to hold the cake in her hand and eat it by herself. And I went for strawberry, of course. That it rarely stays Dark ritual cyoa, that its juice sometimes finds its way to the top or colors a side, is charming and makes me think of Gemma playing peekaboo.
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It will do the same with raspberries and even cherries. After playing around with what to bake the cakes in, I decided on mini-muffin tins.
Nothing could be. Recipe: Strawberry Baby Cakes.
Dorie Greenspan is an Eat columnist for the magazine. She has won five James Beard Awards for her cookbooks and writing. The white-chocolate glaze provides a canvas for strawberry powder, sprinkles or things that sparkle in the sun.