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Making Fruit Leather

Fruit Leather for Kids

I never, N-E-V-E-R thought that I'd be putting recipes here on this blog, but something happened a few days ago. Somebody mentioned "fruit leather" and the funny thing is I knew exactly what they were talking about. I'd eaten some. A long time ago. Can't remember where.

But I did remember the intense concentrated taste, the satisfyingly chewy texture, and the light dusting of icing sugar (slight mental frown).

I heard that it could be made in the home by any mum, nanny or maid. It sounded like a fantastic addition to children's lunch boxes. So I did a bit of research. And here, to save you the trouble of doing  your own research, is my much tested and proven recipe. Ready?

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Another Health Scare Over Formula Milk

Breast Milk Protects Against Eczema
Breast Milk Protects Against Eczema

Breast Milk Protects Against Eczema

I'm always a bit sceptical about labels on food. They are so easy to print, and so hard to check for accuracy. Add this attitude to my desire to avoid processed food if at all possible, and I turn out to be not a very good consumer, at least in the eyes of the supermarket chains.

But I was surprised to see yet another powdered milk scare in the newspapers recently. It actually turns out to be a bit of storm in a tea cup. Japanese powdered milk manufactured in Japan didn't meet the requirements for iodine levels in Hong Kong. The formula was made to Japanese specifications where, because of high levels of iodine in the general diet, less is required to be added to formula. Strange really - how is a baby fed on formula going to get any iodine when it is not likely to be exposed to the "general diet" for many months.

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