Sunday, March 18, 2012
Signs of Spring, Bike Maintenance, Chocolate, and Respect
Dema's old orange bike for months, but she has coveted Parker's old pink bike since she could talk. She asks to see if she is tall enough to ride the pink bike every month. This weekend it worked (sort of, she needs a bit of help starting out since she can't touch the ground while sitting on the seat).
The other day I went to World Harvest to pick up Rob's favorite tahini (the man gets the shakes if we run low on olive oil or tahini) and was attracted to the buy five chocolate bars get one free. I know, I know...sucker! World Harvest is a locally owned store that floor to ceiling merchandise. You want variety, you go to World Harvest. I had many chocolates to choose from (even many vegan chocolates), but one stood out above the rest to convince me that buying six (one of them free!) chocolate bars was a good idea. Madecasse. Specifically, the Pink Pepper and Citrus (photo from their website). I have thought about writing a blog post about Josie's love of pink pepper, but I haven't yet. She loves it on everything. Rob and Josie came up with adding the pepper to our nooch popcorn, now she won't eat popcorn any other way. I bought some for a Fat Free Vegan recipe, but I don't think I ever used it for that because we used it in everything else. So I knew I had to buy the Pink Pepper and Citrus chocolate bar for Josie. Over the last few weeks the entire family (and some of the kids at Parker's school who ask for some of his lunch) has thoroughly enjoyed a square or two (or three) every couple days. We can also recommend the 70% Cocoa bar (you didn't think I would get six of the same kind did you?) and please check out what the company stands for because it makes the chocolate even sweeter. I think this may be our favorite chocolate now. Josie is our geography buff (she asks daily to do her geography and brings me maps to talk about China, Japan, Guatemala, Russia, Egypt, Argentina, etc.) in the family and she loves pointing out Madagascar on different maps to show where her chocolate comes from.