This delicious recipe came my way from Harmonia’s blog. I took some pictures of this after I made it last week, but they have disappeared on my computer for the moment. Grrr. I’ll post one if I can round them up. Avocado Hummus (from Harmonia with my clarifications/amounts) Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas 1 avocado 5 T tahini 3 T olive oil Juice of 1 lemon (or more to taste) 3/4 C water 4 or 5 cloves of garlic salt/pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Enjoy! :)Read More →

This site is so cool. It will generate a word cloud directly from your blog. Then you can customize it to make it exactly how you want. I love what it came up with for mine and I only made a couple minor changes. I’m tempted to buy a shirt. ;) ——————————————————- In Ava news – I’m starting to think she didn’t have food poisoning at all (maybe I didn’t either and I owe tempeh an apology??). But it really sounds like rotavirus (based on what I’ve read on Rotavirus – one of the most common causes of diarrhea, especially during late fall andRead More →

Poor Ava had a very rough night. She threw up somewhere in the range of 15 to 20 times from 7 p.m. last night until 5 a.m. this morning. I felt so bad for her. :( All I could do was hold her little body and try to comfort her as she heaved over and over again. :( She couldn’t keep anything down, not even breastmilk. She woke up around 5 a.m. and asked for some water. I knew she had to be really thirsty, but told her to take small sips because I didn’t want to overwhelm her stomach. So she’d take a sipRead More →

Along with the awesome hummus I made for dinner yesterday, I also made a tempeh, couscous, chard combination. When I opened the package of tempeh, I thought the color looked a bit grey (but tempeh is normally pretty grayish, isn’t it?). And since I don’t have that much experience with tempeh and it didn’t smell and didn’t taste bad, I didn’t give it a second thought. I woke up around 3:30 a.m. with my stomach in what felt like very painful KNOTS. I went back and forth to the bathroom at least once an hour for the next five hours and eventually threw up. AllRead More →

I’m bummed that I haven’t had a chance to blog much this week, but I’ve been staying pretty busy and just haven’t had the time. I’ve been working on a newsletter in Publisher for our attachment parenting group. This one is bigger than the first one I did several months ago, so I’m having to reformat the layout a bit and it’s been time-consuming. I’m hoping to finish the rough draft tonight or tomorrow. We had a nice weekend. Jody took Ava out to the library and to run errands on Saturday so I could finish up proofing my friend’s maternity pics in peace andRead More →