There is a good group called "Make your own baby food" on here...you should join. There is an excellent website called www.wholesomebabyfood.com that gives excellent directions. Basically, you peel, core, chop, steam, puree, strain then freeze. Ice cube trays are great for freezing - just poor it in, freeze, then stick the cubes in labeled freezer bags. Food is good for 2-3 mo. in a regular freezer and 6-12 mo. in a deep freezer. You can use a food processor, a blender a hand grinder. I am fortunate enough to have a Vita Mix...so nice!!! It pulverizes it so you don't even have to strain. Banana and Avocado do not need to be steamed...they're soft and gentle enough as is. Avoid citrus and high allergy foods in the beginning (oranges, tangerines, tomato, peanuts, etc.). Good Luck! Its a lot of fun. (Oh, another good tip - you can re-freeze already frozen foods as long as you steam in first...get a big bag of frozen..
at 3:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2009