We didn’t fancy ourselves the homemade-baby food type until we spied mashed bananas in a jar at the grocery store and thought, “How hard can that be?”
Turns out, making baby food is a breeze — thanks to Baby Brezza, a new munchkin blender that steams and purees everything from pears to potatoes in one fell swoop.
Unlike other baby food blenders, this one doesn’t require that you drain the fruits and veggies from a steamer basket before whipping them into an infant-friendly consistency. Simply chop your produce, add water, and set to the recommended time. The Brezza does the rest.
It also has steam-only and blend-only (hello, breakfast smoothies) functionality, so we think of it more as a useful kitchen appliance than a must-have baby feeding fad.
That’s right — even preschoolers will go gaga for it.
What: Expect daredevil acrobatics and colorful costumes in the show about life under the big top (ages 5 and up).
Why: Popcorn, cotton candy, and games in the lobby give a real carnival feel.
When: Thru May 1.
Where: Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St. Tickets at 206-802-0015 or online at tzseattle-tickets.zinzanni.org. Adults, $28-$40; children, $20-$28.
Get Crafty Saturday
What: Budding ceramicists mold clay into cool shapes.
Why: Bake it at home for kiln-free fun.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE (425-519-0770). Material fee, $2 or free with museum admission: adults, $10; children, $7; under 6, free.
Spring Break Tropical Party
What: See sharks and brightly colored fish and touch slippery sea stars.
Why: The balmy South Pacific Aquarium beats the gray, drizzly weather.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (253-591-5337). Adults and children 13 and up, $14; children 5-12, $12; children 3-4, $8; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Brezza