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Beet It!

Last night with Willow started out well. She slept with little fuss for 4 hrs before waking to feed.  It’s after that was bad. She was so congested from teething I had to hold her and sleep in the armchair in her room.  Many times I felt my head nodding off and my neck hurt. 

I had to ask Michael to change her and bring her to the bed to feed her since I could not wake.  I took a shower shortly after, which made me feel better, made kids breakfast and ate some too.  I feel better and now I’m napping Willow in the wrap. 

I have to secretly admit that I like this time when she’s napping because I get to watch Breakfast Television, Cityline and The Marilyn Dennis Show, all of which I love. So many tips and useful information.  Love it. 

I also managed to curl my hair using the hair band curling method.  Not pretty to look at while it’s setting but hopefully will look better after. 

I managed to sous vide some beets.  Peel. Slice.  Vacuum seal.  3 hrs at 183 F.  Looks great.  The setup and technique cannot be any simpler. There are so many ways to serve up these beets.  I’m going to explore some recipes and post how I used these lovely beets. 

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Back Again

I’m back after a long leave – two kids, going back to work and a few years later.  

I’m on my 3rd maternity leave. Most likely the last one.  I’m running out of energy and gaining more weight than I’d like to.  Other than that, not much has changed. I still like food – cooking and eating, crafting and just making things.  

My baby is now 5’months old and she’s such a doll. I could kiss that face all day long. I think I do. Willow loves to sleep in the wrap. When she was younger I used to be able to make all kinds of noises, pots banging, water running and food sizzling in a hot pan, and she would sleep through it all. Not anymore. 

For Mother’s Day I got a Precision cooker by Anova.  I used it for the first time today.  It was neat being able to control the timing and temperature from my smartphone.  I decided to sous vide the leftover taro root from hotpot over the weekend. I had a sudden craving for taro, tapioca pearls and bananas cooked in coconut milk. 

Instead of cooking the taro in the coconut milk and having it turn to mush, I pre-cooked them in the precision cooker and then simmered them in the coconut milk after. The results were heavenly. Michael loved the dessert.  So rich, coconutty and full of tapioca.  

I also bought a bag of beets and will be cooking them sous vide tomorrow. Yum. 

Have you ever had anything sous vide?  Or maybe you cook using this method. Share your experience with this cooking technique and tell me what you think. 

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