Should we eat some spices?

The Bug has recently discovered that he can pull the kitchen stepladder up to the side of the countertops, climb the ladder, and then see — and touch — all that’s going on up at that mysterious altitude.  I’m generally in favor of this development as it gives him a feeling of greater agency and participation in the same general world as me and BD.  So one spot he can now reach is the spice drawer.  Instead of keeping the spices up in a cabinet I have them laid out in a drawer by the stove, which I find much more convenient for cooking.  They’re all in little glass containers that latch closed.  The Bug opens the drawer on Wednesday night and says “what’s that,” pointing to the jars of spices.  “Spices,” I reply.  “Should we try some of them?” he asks.  I’m thinking, sure, why not.  He’ll try one or two, realize it’s not that much fun to eat herbs and spices straight out of the jar, and that will be that.  But no, he just kept on trying them.  He ate: sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, oregano, basil, dill weed, fenugreek seeds, garam masala, curry powder, and a wee bit of salt.

This morning for breakfast, alongside his toast with almond butter he had oregano, sesame seeds, and cumin seeds.  He ate a lot of cumin seeds.  I hope that doesn’t cause any digestive distress.  Right now I’m sort of happy to support his adventures in eating, so long as they cause no harm to me, to him, or to our kitchen.  We’ll see how it all comes out.

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1 Response to “Should we eat some spices?”


  1. 1 trina January 2, 2010 at 12:36 am

    That is so cute. I love it.


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