Hope you're all enjoying the summer, now that the warmer weather is now upon us. Trev, Nat and I are certainly soaking up our first summer together as a family of 3.
What was life like before we were a trio?
I can't even imagine it...
So, Nat is now 7 months and 3 days old now. Yep, I can't believe it either. I took these on Sunday...the eve of her 7 month milestone...
We are sooooo lucky to have a happy-go-lucky babes who has such a lust for life. We are constantly amazed at how bright she is and I am not just saying that because she's our kid. Nothing gets by this girl! :-)
I have been making baby food and actually enjoying it. I totally bit on buying the Baby Bullet and am happy that I did. My puree manufacturing has also led to other cooking pursuits, one of which I will share with you because it's really a super snack with an ice cold beer on your sunny deck/porch/what-have-you:
Sweet & Spicy Almonds
First, mix the following in a small bowl:
- 1 tbsp of white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
Then, in a large frying pan or skillet, on medium, heat up:
- 2 tbsp of EVOO
Once heated, add:
- 2 cups of blanched white almonds
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
Toss to coat. Then, keep stirring constantly, as almonds can burn instantly. When sugar and almonds are a deep golden brown colour, pour into a large bowl and toss with the spice mixture. Pour onto a cookie sheet and then...enjoy!