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    Quote Originally Posted by naebie View Post
    I find it amusing that people think it is not ok to use alcohol in cooking if they're serving it to kids, but will rub vanilla essence on their kids gums...
    Why would people do that? Is this some secret thing I don't know about?

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    I don't drink alcohol so don't cook with it .

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    Not usually. I hardly drink and I definitely don't encourage it. However if I am making a chicken risotto or something I add wine and yes my children eat everything we eat. It's also full of protein, vegies, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygrl View Post
    Why would people do that? Is this some secret thing I don't know about?
    It's the modernised version of rubbing rum on your kids gums to help with teething. I'm guessing people don't realise that vanilla essence is 65% alcohol and vanilla extract is 35%.

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    You can buy alcohol free vanilla extract - the one I have is called Purity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    The hangover the next day is a little annoying to deal with but well worth it for a good nights sleep. That crazy high amount of alcohol really does wonders.
    Thats ok i just give mine plenty of panadol then your guaranted two good nights of sleep
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    I don't cook with alcohol very often. I made beef with beer in the slow cooker last winter and DS had a few bites. I didn't even consider the alcohol content TBH.
    I use vanilla bean paste in baking. I'm actually not sure if it contains alcohol?

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    Of course I do. It's the only way to get them to sleep most nights. Killing two birds..

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    Yes I have, but I hardly ever cook with alcohol. I've only done it about 3 times and DS is fine

    Better than dabbing the dummy in straight wisky!!


 

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