I’m going to be hosting two hands-on cooking demos at the San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair on Sunday, November 21st. This is one of the largest “baby” events in the city and draws nearly 2000 attendees. This is a great event for any new or expectant parents out there, so help spread the word…about the event and my workshops. The demo area is in the middle of the floor, so we’ll be the group proudly sporting the Little City Kitchen Co. black aprons.
I’ll be exhibiting there as well. Hey, it looks like all those tradeshows I attended with Hilton are finally going to pay off!! Those who know me well know that I am super-picky about my tabletops (my former hotel peeps may say borderline obsessive), so you better believe I’m going to have the coolest and most fun booth in the whole show.
Hello Home Office
I’ve been inspired to create an actual home office for myself (versus what I’ve come to call the “living room chair” office that I’ve been working with for four months now). Why the sudden change you ask? Well, that leads me to my second exciting piece of news…
My life coach and very dear friend, Alexis Robin of Nourish Life & Business Coaching, has been selected as 1 of only 10 life coaches to be featured in O Magazine! (Yup, that’s Oprah’s magazine). IKEA and O Magazine are doing a joint project focused on improving your life by improving your living space. Alexis will be speaking all about it at IKEA in Emeryville, CA on Sunday, November 7th from 2-3pm – come join if you can.
Alexis’s excitement for this project has spilled over and inspired me to (finally) create my own home office. It’s taken a few trips to Office Depot and IKEA, but it’s looking good so far. And honestly, I’m so much more motivated to work now that I’m surrounded by a nice space. I guess that’s the point.
The Baby Taster Corner
The Baby Taster meetings have been everything I’ve hoped for; wonderful moms and kids giving very honest feedback! The overwhelming favorite so far: Roasted sweet potatoes with coconut brown rice. I also made a Cuban-inspired black beans with roasted plantain, mango and cumin which seems to be a hit too. Just finished a green pea and celery root puree for next week that was so yummy, I wish it were my dinner. But alas, it’s not about me, I know…
I was watching my fav Cooking Channel show Foodcrafters yesterday and was reminded of a famous bakery quote which made me laugh: In order to learn how to bake bread, you have to bake bread.
Well, that’s what I’m doing I guess…learning how to make killer baby food by making a BUNCH of baby food. I’m getting a much better handle on food quantity though, which is making the cooking much easier. For instance, I now know that 2 lbs of dried red lentils = 6 baby cube trays + dinner for Jill. I also know that even a pinch of cayenne pepper for 6 quarts of red lentils is too much spice! Which means I’m eating a lot of lentils for dinner.
Errands and computer work by day, cooking by night. What a crazy life?!?!