Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Market Discovery

I've discovered my new favorite sinful treat...Cardamon & Date Cream Cheese.

Last week at the Friday market in Friedberger Park I decided to try something new and very glad that I did indeed.  Usually I pick up hummus and olives - we've been trying all the different olive combinations lately.  Lemon & parsley olives, Parmesan olives, garlic & coriander olives - all are very delicious by themselves and mixed in salads.  This week I might just have to try a new flavorful cream cheese, but will certainly be picking up more cardamon & date.

Since signing up for the organic produce delivery I've encountered produce that I've never seen before, which is always exciting.  Most recently, we received bärlauch which translates to ramson in English.  The dark green wild garlic/leek leaves paired well with Chanterelle mushrooms in a pasta sauce.  I wonder what we will be surprised with next....thank goodness for Internet!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome Baby Girl

On March 14, we welcomed our little Nugget, a baby girl into the world and what a miracle.  She is perfect, precious, and the sweetest thing.  Now my days are consumed with eating & sleeping - for her and me.

My Mom, a very ecstatic Grandma, made her first trip over seas to come meet her first grandchild and lets just say she didn't want to leave.  I am so grateful that she made the journey and appreciative of her help.  Now that she has gone, eating, sleeping, and getting things done around the house are bit more interesting.

We are adjusting to life quite well and really enjoy our afternoon naps together.  There have been some great diaper changing moments for both my husband and myself.  We watch her facial expressions like a great movie and listen to her grunts and various noises like they are our favorite musicians.  Bath time is always interesting and dinner time is a juggling act since it is, of course, her most wide awake time.  I am looking forward to this journey and teaching our little Nugget about the world.

People can tell you that having a child is a miracle, but you never know what they mean until you experience it for yourself.