Entries from April 24th, 2013

Party Planning: Strawberries and Cream “Pocky”

April 24th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Cookies, Recipes

Strawberries and cream pocky

Fun fact: I finally had a dream where my baby was in it. I guess it took a while for my subconscious to catch up, but I suppose now I’m a mommy through and through. One of my biggest fears when I was pregnant was that I would never have a free moment again. Would I never be able to do anything without thoughts of baby running through my head like a subliminal bassline?

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Scones with Vanilla Whipped Cream

April 15th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Fruit, Pastry, Recipes

strawberry and rhubarb scones

Along with all the lovely growing, blooming things that herald spring is the baby in our home! Isabelle is three months today and I think she may have hit her growth spurt early. She’s a chubby bundle now!

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Making Do: Buttermilk Vanilla Bean Mini Cakes

April 9th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Cakes, Recipes

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Lemon Glaze

The days are starting to fall into some semblance of a schedule, albeit a very flexibly-written one. For example, baby is in her best mood in the morning, which means I usually spend that time interacting and playing with her, since she’s at her most adorable and responsive. Afternoons are more of a mixed bag: if she’s napping well I get some time to work on things, or, more usually, clean things up. If she decides she’s not into napping, the day kind of devolves into a cycle of rocking/walking/feeding/whatever quiets baby down. As with every parent before me, I’m sure, the importance of maximizing every scrap of free time becomes utterly paramount.

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