Motherhood has officially taken its toll on your noodle. The only word that comes to mind? Mush.
Take something off your plate (and put something tasty on theirs) with Fresh Baby Bites, a new baby food delivery service. Founders (and foodies) Kim Burns and Cristina Serafyn frequent farmers markets in search of quality organic produce before heading to their Mission kitchen to whip up simple purees and gourmet combos.
To help develop little taste buds, they incorporate spices (lemon zest, cinnamon), fresh herbs (mint, basil), and healthy grains (millet, kamut) into recipes. Summer selections include roasted nectarines with fresh vanilla bean and white carrots with basil and quinoa. Come fall, they’ll be dishing out pumpkin with cardamom and Japanese yams with coconut milk.
The jewel-like portions of mush are bundled for pickup at Sprout. Or you can opt for a monthly subscription, and they’ll deliver a weekly assortment to your door.
Think of it as a CSA for your budding gourmet — if you have the brainpower.
Chronicle Books’s Back-to-School Warehouse Sale
What: Take 65 percent off the local publisher’s snazzy titles for bookworms and bambinos.
Why: Feed their minds.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 680 2nd St., b/t Brannan & Townsend Sts. (415-537-4200).
Tour de Peninsula
What: San Mateo’s annual bike tour with a special short route for fams. Plus, picnics and live music at the finish line.
Why: Look, Ma, no hands!
When: Sun., noon.
Where: Coyote Point Park, 1701 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo (650-321-1638). Register online at signmeup.com. Adults, $45; kids 12-16, $25; kids 11 and under, free.
Charity and the JamBand and The Hipwaders
What: The summer concert series rolls on with two bands for the (free) price of one.
Why: Fun in the sun — or at least near the surf.
When: Sun. The Hipwaders, 3 p.m.; Charity and the JamBand, 4 p.m.
Where: Park Chalet, 1000 Great Hwy. Info at 415-425-0372.
Photo: Courtesy of Fresh Baby Bites