Pickles and Ice Cream

Pickles and Ice Cream

You may or may not have noticed a decrease in blog posts here on Life’s Ambrosia for the last few months or so. Well Ryan and I are finally ready to tell you why. Do you know how many weeks there are until Thanksgiving? I do. There are 26 weeks. Do you know why I know that? It’s not because of my affinity for mashed potatoes and gravy or pumpkin pie, no, I know the exact weeks until Thanksgiving because Ryan and I are expecting our first baby two days before. We like to think of it as our little slow roasted turkey.

If you’ve ever been pregnant or have had a pregnant woman in your life then you probably know that these first few months aren’t exactly the best for food lovers. The meals that I have been eating (read: boxes of macaroni and cheese, apple sauce, cheerios, Mexican pizzas, pickles and Klondike bars) aren’t necessarily blog worthy so that is why I’ve been a little absent lately. I hope to get back into the groove and begin posting a couple of times a week again soon. I just wanted to let you all in on the exciting news and to tell you that I haven’t forgotten about Life’s Ambrosia, I’m still here and as soon as baby starts craving stuff that doesn’t require a trip to a drive thru or a pickle jar, I’ll be back a little more often.

Happy cooking all!



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    June 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations! Babies are the most amazing blessing in the world. What a lucky little punkin to have a mommy that can make such amazing meals. Those cravings can be a killer – butter pecan ice cream, banana popsicles, french bread, popcorn, and rice were my five food groups when I was expecting. I will be watching for updates on how things are going! :)

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    June 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Congratulations! I usually take this time to quote the movie “Big Fish” at father’s to be…. so pass this along for me.

    Elder Bloom – “Havin’ a kid changes everything. There’s burping, the midnight feeding, and the changing.”

    Young Bloom – “You do any of that?”

    Elder Bloom – “No. But I hear it’s terrible.”

    Hopefully Ryan will be better at that stuff than I was. :D

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    June 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Congrats to you and Ryan! My cousin just had her first yesterday and he is absolutely perfect! Quick question? Do you have any ideas about cannolis? I wanted to make something fun and flavorful for the new family that wont require anything more than hands to eat with!

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    MT Eats
    June 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Nice! I remember going to the movie theatre everyday after work and picking up my wife a pickle!

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    June 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    So, so happy for you!!!!! Congratulations!!!

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    June 1, 2011 at 9:44 am

    My first pregnancy was pickles and BBQ sauce. I never combined them tho. I had tons of food adversions too and smell of cooking food was too much to bear. But it passed as will yours. The recipes can wait, baking a perfect baby is hard work, Congratulations!!

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    May 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Congratulations! Wishing you the very very best!

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    May 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Des

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy and I hope you and ryan get what you want, a boy or girl.

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    Mrs. L
    May 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm


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    May 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you everyone!! I should be getting back to cooking pretty soon, until then Ryan has been a major help making me all kinds of things and all kinds of runs to the store and drive thru :)
    Diana- Congrats to you! Danielle- Chicken has been an enemy of mine. Not quite sure why. At least I’m not the only one :) Debbie- Thanks for the tip! I will have to remember that. tlhughes03- I actually have thought of that. I think I’d really enjoy making my own baby food! Rita- I’ve been eating lots of pickles and lots of ice cream but have yet to actually put the two together. We’ll see ;-)

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    May 30, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS to you and Ryan!!!! What amazing news!!! Happy for your both!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm


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    Leah Perkel
    May 29, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations on the upcoming arrival!!! This is wonderful news enjoy every moment of your pregnancy.

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    May 29, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Congratulations Des and Ryan! That is fabulous! Enjoy your journey.

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    Judy R
    May 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations!! That is wonderful news.

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    May 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Congratulations on the big news my son just turned 9 months yesterday its the best feeling to be pregnant nd to be a mom. Congrats again nd enjoy while u can.

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    May 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations, Des and Ryan! Your lives will change forever, and this time you have your baby all to yourself is totally precious.

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    May 28, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Ooooh, and if you suddenly crave a Wendy’s Frosty at 1 a.m., please tell Ryan it’s his job to go out and get you one, and he’d be smart to say “yes dear” and not complain. My husband learned that early on, LOL

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    May 28, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations to the THREE of you!! Here’s to a healthy, happy baby!

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    PS…what a great time to let Ryan have a go at some of your easier recipes (like the mint oreo truffles…mmmmmm!) LOL

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulaions Des!!! I was wondering why you hadn’t been posting any yummy new recipe adventures…it was because you’re both starting this new wonderful adventure! Aww…I wish you two all the best :)

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    May 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulations Deos! So happy for you! I looked for you at the bake sale but we must have missed each other. I whish all the best for all 3 of you.
    PS- do you really eat picles with ice cream?

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    May 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats! What a joy! Can’t wait to see your new section of gourmet baby purees! haha I made baby food for all 3 of my little ones & they’ve enjoyed it. My latest creation: beets, blueberries & yogurt. A big hit!

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    May 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Congrats! My first baby was born the week after Thanksgiving, it’s a great time for a baby! = )

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    Debbie Koenig
    May 27, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Wow, mazel tov! (Longtime reader, first-time commenter here.) I was the same way with my blog when I was pregnant. Unsolicited advice ahead: If/when you get that burst of nesting energy in the 3rd tri, cook & freeze as much as possible–cooking with a newborn is tough stuff.

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    May 27, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations! And yes I certainly understand your cooking hiatus. I wondered if I’d ever be able to touch raw chicken again. The good news is that it will pass (eventually) and it will all be worth it when you see that precious little face (:

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:59 am

    awww, yay! congratulations! it is a time of life unlike any other.

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Congrats to you!!! Looking forward to hearing about your journey!

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Congrats!!! How exciting! I have been checking daily to see if there was a new recipe!!

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    May 27, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Congratulations! What happy news!

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    May 27, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Congratulations! I hope your little turkey lets you get back to eat your regular yummy food soon :)

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    May 27, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Do you know that i kinda thought that this might be happening! I was wondering everyday where you were? And I had a feeling because…. we are PREGNANT TOO with our first! Ours is not due until Jan 2012. Congrats.. we can work through this together! Do you know what I have been eating??? BEEFARONI! go old Chef Boy AR DEE! mmmmm

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    Cookin' Canuck
    May 27, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Congratulations! That is fantastic news. Enjoy this really special time.

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