Monthly Archives: June 2015

Here we go!

a few months ago I came across this SAHD’s blog while researching warm weather  types of baby carriers. I live in Puerto Rico. It’s bloody hot here. Anyway, this dad gave a review of the ergo ventus that I was eyeing.

I was actually drawn into his blog and began reading older posts and quickly began liking what I was seeing. And not to mention his daughter is a doll! Aside from him being uber athletic and a great runner , who ENJOYS running – sigh- he was very relatable. 

I think what intrigued me most about him was that he blogged everyday. Every. Day. Who does that? What parent has the time? I even have help with my ONE and the last thing I think about is blogging. My to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer of things I THINK I need to do. 

So in thinking about this, I’ve decided that I’m going to do the same. Going-dad has certainly inspired me to not only blog more and enjoy those fleeting moments but to maybe also embrace running. So. Hard. 

So here’s the deal, I’m going to attempt to blog daily (though only having a hotspot on my phone and no wifi in the house, internet access gets tricky). But that’s just another excuse. This was supposed to be an exploration of the world around me, my thoughts and experiences, and my passion for food to intertwine with everything. That part has been lacking. 

So stay tuned for musings overload as I invest back into cooking! Added bonus: gabriela is getting to be such a little lover of food (I’ve been making her food since we started solids— FUN)! 

And YES… More Julia to come!!

And go check out going dad, going mom, and Avery!

 

a family that bikes together…


 

baby girl still figuring t out the whole helmet thing!

  

‘Farmer’s’ market 

in case you’re new here (or have been following and wondering where the heck I went), here’s a tiny recap of goings on. 

I live in Puerto Rico. Isla del encanto. Of white sand and beautiful turquoise waters. Of perpetual sunshine (and humidity) and afternoon showers. And really no real farmer’s markets. 

I mean, come on. It’s an island. Wouldn’t you think we’d need to grow something. For us?! I’ve lived in myriad places where there were abundant markets (St. Louis) and few and far between (Phoenix and Dothan). Going into this relocation I figured we’d have some. One. Maybe?

Food at the supermercados are expensive (can you say $6 for a pint of blueberries) so I’m sad to say I’ve been neglecting my fruits. Solace has come in going to Sam’s but that’s a 35 minute drive. I want my fruits and veggies!

Enter in the San Sebastián farmers market. Part market. Part flea market. Part livestock market. It’s a trip. With over 200 vendors you’re bound to find something. Granted, the fruits were sparse but we totally made out on veggies. And just the experience of it all is pretty cool. 

So I’m still branching out. Asking around. And hopefully soon I’ll be growing our own berries and other things. I do need to mention we’re in a drought so my garden has be quite lackluster. Saving that for another post. 

In the meantime, we have our guy Abby for greats tomates y limons and the occasional aguacate and we’ll venture out for more exotic fare at the San Sebastián market. The Moca market is next. Here’s a look at little cherry toms we bought (for 2$ a bag) that I roasted for a homemade pizza and some guava (that my father used to eat). And a cutie of my cutie! 

Always an adventure!  

       

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