Friday, August 08, 2008
Ava does a salsa tasting at a recent bbq
Ava has always been an adventerous eater, willing to try anything and usually liking it. I think she takes after her Aunt Jenny, a pickle and vinegar lover since her toddler days (and still is today). Ava loves things like pickled ginger, mango salsa, vinegar-based salad dressings, garlic... Don't get me wrong, she loves her mac and cheese, pasta, chicken, and pretty much anything you can dip in to ranch dressing, like every other toddler. But we also give her whatever we're eating at home, and when we go to a restaurant we order an appetizer for her, rather than something from the children's menu. And that is how Ava has come to love chicken satay, yellow curry, grilled scallops, sliced tomatoes dressed with olive oil and vinegar just like my mom used to make, Thai coconut rice, salmon, asian spring rolls, rice and beans, asparagus and onions... the list goes on. Oddly enough, she's not a fan of cheese (unless it's in a quesadilla) or yogurt- but bring on the curry and spring rolls! I hope she's always like this- it's great fun to watch her eat with such enjoyment and gusto.