Monday, June 6, 2011
May and June see me covered in mountains of wrapping paper, ribbons and tape; it is the Time of Birthdays. With both of my parents, as well as my husband's parents, and a dozen friends and relatives thrown in it becomes a bit of a party whirlwind. Last night was my Uncle's 30th where we dined on Turkish dips and meat packed skewers and were entertained by fiery belly dancers, twirling in blurs of beads and silk. Although it is a lot of fun, I am officially worn out. Today I wish nothing more than to drape myself over my couch whilst leisurely flipping through a magazine and slowly eating something by the teaspoonful.
My post-party recovery time has also been a little longer than usual due to something wonderful; hubby and I are expecting our first baby this September. Currently protruding out at 6months I can say I have been one of those fortunate, annoying women who have a completely easygoing pregnancy; no nausea, back pain or weird cravings, and so far I have not yet had to buy any maternity clothes, but my maxi dresses have begun to be put on heavy rotation. The little one (we do not know the sex, and as a pedantic organiser it is driving me nuts!) has been a dream to carry, only giving a few kicks at bedtime whilst I read. It has truly been a wonderful experience and I am so excited at the thought of meeting them and getting to know who they are and how they see the world. I am also curious to see whether the foods I have been eating during pregnancy will have any bearing on the foods they prefer later in life...
prep time: 15mins.
cooking time: 30mins.
taste: 3/5. Delicate and dainty.
The tartness of the raspberry and rhubarb played well against the floral rose, crunchy pistachio and soft vanilla tapioca. I think my expectations of this dessert were a little high, as while it was pleasant it wasn't particularly exciting to eat, a touch too 'vanilla' for me.
would I make it again: No.