Enough already

I ain’t really here. Just past some of the night in a real bed while Grandma took charge for a few hours. I hang out at a hospital now, with a 2-year-old pneumonia patient, going out every 3 hours to breast feed in a car. Not fun. I begin to wonder if the big guy has it […]

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Cream of Mushroom soup

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  I have made this soup 2 weeks ago, just before falling sick. It had been a spur of the moment, what-do-I-have-in-the-fridge kind of thing. The result however, was gold. A definite keeper. Easy, economic, good-looking and delicious ( Sounds like a personal add now that I re-read this), this soup is soooo much better then your regular salty, […]

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Back from the dead

So last week we took the plane southbound to visit the grandparents. The plane ride ordinary, as much as ordinary can be with a toddler and a three-month old on board. The toddler threw a few tantrums, the baby slept. Then the toddler threw a tantrum and the baby slept some more. The baby ate and […]

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So how was your weekend?

I wish I could tell you we went to Disneyland. Or camping/swimming/ice fishing.  But noooooooooo, we had to stay home. All weekend long. And I wish I could blame the kids. “no, the kids are sick again, I’m so sorry but we won’t be able to make it”, but the truth is that they are the epitome […]

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Rice with nuts and fruits

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Our absolute favorite rice. ridiculously easy to make, super elegant to serve when you have company coming (read on for a neat little trick) and keeps extra well in the fridge for up to a week. I used 2 kinds of dried raisins and pine nuts for my topping  because that’s what I had on hand. […]

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The revenge of the dishwasher

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Did you ever have one of these days? where nothing works and disaster looms in every corner? My day started when I innocently opened the dishwasher’s door, only to meet the foul draft of  the very insulted dishes I forgot there the night before. Sighing, I shoved a few fossiled coffee cups into the beast’s mouth and chose the “sanitize rinse”, just to […]

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Oink Oink. My family, the swine flu shot and other animals

So we went and got the shot. All of us, excluding the one in the “under six months of age” category. I know it kinda spoils the suspense but since my decision to go and get vaccinated was made on the fly, I thought I might as well just tell you about it right away.  And why […]

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Hearty Vegetable and barley soup

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Its hearty, its tasty, it has both protein and veggie goodness and  it is easy to make. Can’t ask for more in 15 minutes of work. You will need: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (the size is up to you) 2 celery stalks peeled and chopped 1 large onion peeled and […]

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A dose of Humor is all it takes

This morning I have the honor of being featured on the “Dose of humor” column, here at the ever popular 5 minutes for parenting site.  I must say that their timing could not have been more perfect. A dose of humor is the one thing I needed this morning or else today would have remained “projectile […]

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Motherhood is

As I see it, Motherhood, especially fresh new one, is all about readjustments. When your miracle child is born into this world everything changes. Among others you find yourself readjusting your standards so that: Burping in public becomes desirable behaviour (the baby ladies, the baby) 5 consecutive hours of sleep constitute “a night” A quick pass […]

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