Smudge’s birthday was this week. 10. Double digits. How did this happen and where did the time go?
To say that she’s been jumping, skipping, leaping and cartwheeling with joy is a serious understatement.
It’s become a tradition to drag her birthday into a week long celebration. I mean, why not? She’s an only child, so duh, we only get to break out the kiddo party hats once a year. Her big day falls at the end of the school year, so that’s an added bonus and reason enough to have whip cream fights. And me and my husband? We’re always game for a party.
Same as the past three years, we’ll be slumber partying, ice cream party bar making and family grilling. All weekend long. I’m going to need a vacation come Monday.
Earlier this week I wrote about 4 food bloggers who’ve faced severe medical conditions and in the end, saved their lives by changing their diet. I’ve featured stories highlighting food bloggers in this way in my online magazines, but have recently been debating about moving this type of content to the blog so it’s more accessible and searchable.
But I wondered if you would read it because it doesn’t have an original recipe tied to it. By the looks of the reader numbers, you guys will and you do like it whether it has a recipe or not. I’m thrilled you do because while I love sharing recipes, I love creating content that teaches and informs and sometimes raises an eyebrow or two.
I loved this comment from Roxi, who addressed some of the flack that these specialized or elimination diets have received in the press lately:
“Fantastic post, Heidi!! So many of us change our menus clinging to the hope that the latest “(*insert buzz word here)-Free” diet will cure our bulges, make our skin clear, lead us to world domination… (ok, that’s a stretch). It’s great to have some facts on real ailments and real solutions, direct from the individuals who’ve lived the ups and downs and can provide solid workable solutions that look and taste great.”
Do you like seeing this content on the blog or would you rather see it in my online magazine? Your comments, criticism and suggestions are valuable to me and I’d love to hear them in the comment section below.
And now, onto this week’s Friday Faves.