Time flies. Six months has gone by since I last posted. I can hardly believe it! When I last posted on Silas's first birthday, he'd just begun to walk and still had only a little bit of hair. Now he's tearing around the house like a maniac and has an Einstein-like fluffy-crazy hairdo. Lots has been going on for us, aside from cooking. I will try to recap the last six months in a few sentences:
1) finished building our dream house, with the dream kitchen I designed for myself;
2) moved from temporary house to dream house;
3) I went back to work full time (already preganant with baby #2);
4) Cakes got transferred to Langley, BC for his work;
5) We had to sell the dream house and buy one in Langley;
6) Moved to new house in Langley, leaving behind great friends in Edmonton;
7) Within days of the move, our second son, Cooper, arrived significantly earlier than expected!
Whew. I feel tired just typing that.
Thanks to all the readers who took the time to write and ask if I was okay. We are all great, just tired.
The cooking in our house has changed too. We've developed some new favourites which are probably a lot less work that previous favourites. We've also begun eating far more healthily, especially since our new son was diagnosed with Infant Reflux and i have had to cut out all: wheat, dairy, red meat, tomatoes, citrus and soy. The lack of dairy has just about killed me as I am a heavy cheese user! There will be more recipes showing up on Lex Culinaria, albeit at a slower pace, and for the time being, while I am still breastfeeding Cooper, most of them will be wheat and dairy free.
I am really looking forward to exploring our new surrounds from a foodie perspective as we are smack in the middle of some great farms producing all kinds of vegetables and fruit as well as meats and eggs. I'm pretty excited about finally being able to truly eat local. 100-mile diet? meh. We'll be doing the 20-mile diet as much as possible!