11 01 2010

Many thanks to all who shared their thoughtful advice with our little family.

We have been talking things over this weekend, are looking at books, had a great chat with our pediatrician, and have been experimenting with a little potty chair for Bebe. Progress and much laughter.

“in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed”
-from “On Friendship,” by Kahlil Gibran


When Bebe wakes up from his nap, I’m going to try making a batch of really decadent vanilla marshmallows from the gorgeous not without salt (note: this is actually Alton Brown’s recipe, verbatim, with vanilla seeds substituted for vanilla extract). Marshmallows always seem like a very seasonal treat: toasted in the summer bonfires, dunked in the winter hot chocolate. Yumm…

We’ve also been enjoying a large pot of yummy cauliflower & white cheddar cheese soup from Maryanne at (mods: no salt necessary; sweet whipping cream instead of milk; add 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger; add 1 tsp ground white pepper). I’ve made it before, so it doesn’t count toward progress on my year of lovely things list.

cauliflower cheddar soup

This is a tasty vegetarian recipe for the winter – lovely with a baguette or some other kind of crusty bread. And it actually tastes good chilled, too, kind of like chilled cucumber soup, so you could eat this in the summer. Bebe loves to eat it mixed with a bit of cereal (rice cereal or whole grain cereal). He loves broccoli & cauliflower, and it’s pretty fun to watch him gobble it up and hum happily.




4 responses

11 01 2010

I love the sleeping in the “TOUCHDOWN!” position. My daughter used to sleep like that. 🙂

The vanilla marshmallows sound awesome.

11 01 2010

hmmmm marshmellows. Yum, will have to try making some, also that soup soups like the perfect winter dinner.

Totally love the photo of Bebe, don’t babes look so peaceful when asleep 🙂

11 01 2010

I love that he hums when he eats. 🙂

12 01 2010

I just made my first homemade marshmallows. What a treat! That soup looks delicious, too.

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