Baby Girl

August 11th, 2011 § 7 comments § permalink

 

Now introducing the newest and cutest member of our family, June Maier. Born August 5th at 9:42pm weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces. She’s been a joy and we feel completely blessed to have her.

Thanks to our sweet friend Helen Joy for the amazing photos!

Baby!

August 6th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

Details to come.

Peach-Apple-Cantaloupe Juice

August 4th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

A few weeks ago at the market Clif bought us an ice cold glass of this juice (or “elixir” as the seller called it) from a little stand we found there, and upon tasting it we both agreed that I had to find a way to recreate it. While I didn’t get the original recipe, the name of the drink seemed pretty self-explanatory. So I came home and gave it a try for myself. Personally, I don’t own a juicer. I’ve wanted one for a while now, but somehow haven’t gotten around to making the big leap. So for all of you juicer-less people out there like me, here is a delicious recipe for a refreshing juice, no juicer required! I’m also planning on making some sweet frozen treats with part of the juice I still have in my fridge…I’ll let you know how they turn out!:)

Speaking of fruits, baby is approximately the size of a watermelon now!

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Zucchini, Potato & Leek Soup

July 21st, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

I’ve recently found that I am a million times more productive if I leave the house to do things. For example: I have a long, long list of thank you notes to write for all of the lovely gifts we received at our baby shower, and somehow I can’t make myself sit down at my desk long enough to just write them. For me, the same thing happens with blogging. I have a list of recipes and lots of photos just waiting to be published, but nope. It just hasn’t happened. Does this happen to you? What is it about sitting yourself down at a coffee shop that makes you work harder? Maybe it’s the people around that are watching…making sure you’re doing what you should be. In any case. Here I am…and guess what? My notes are written and you’re reading a shiny new blog post. Yipee! Thanks to all the encouragement of perfect strangers sitting around me.

On a side note: I’m full term today, so this baby can safely come any day now. Let’s all say a prayer and hope really hard she comes sooner rather than later. Let me know if you have any tips on making that happen.:)

Here’s a yummy new way I’ve used up my zucchini! The nice thing about this soup is that you can enjoy it hot or cold. Personally, I like my soup hot…but I hear it’s really refreshing chilled as well. However, I’m thinking the cheese would be omitted in that case.

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Zucchini Nut Bread

July 6th, 2011 § 6 comments § permalink

Another veggie that has been making a weekly appearance in my CSA box has been zucchini. As much as I love sauteing them up with summer squash, garlic and onions, I was craving something a bit sweeter and thought it was the perfect time to bake a loaf of zucchini bread. I’ve made this loaf a little heartier by tossing in more chopped nuts and zucchini than most recipes call for, and to brighten up the flavor a bit, zested a lemon into the batter. Result: deliciousness.

What’s your favorite zucchini bread recipe? Or how do you use up the copious amounts of zucchini growing this time of year?

Hope everyone had a lovely Fourth! We made a very last minute trip to Maryland to celebrate with the family, which has been lovely. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that our baby girl waits to come till we get home!:)

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