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Friday, January 12, 2007


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DUDE, we were JUST DISCUSSING lemon bars at work and how tragic it is that I do not have a recipe. Excellent!

Delurking on this post... I love my mei tei carrier, have been using it with my newborn since he was 2 weeks old and used it with my older son until he was 2 in the back-carry position. I never got the hang of the sling (hurt my shoulders), but this doesn't hurt in the least. I LOVE it.

BTW, where is this local sling shop? I live in SE Michigan and would love to visit it! Let us in! :)

First, I am delurking because we have the same birthday. Second, I really liked our Snuggly but I used our basic sling tons too. I did find the back ache thing as well with the sling but that got better with time when I made sure to go to the gym and exercise my abs expecially (to offset all the work my back was doing). When my son got a little older (about 6 mos) I bought a MEC backpack for $100 that I still carry him in and he is over 30 lbs and 18 mos now.

I'm not delurking, precisely, but just wanted to say that that recipe looks lovely - I'll have to give it a shot next weekend! (This weekend's brownies have already been made). I meant to comment on the recipe thread and then saw that there were already over 100 and so crept away, realizing that every recipe I already have was on there :). Just in case, though - try the Joy of Cooking's Vegan Chocolate Cake if you feel like a break from cookies. It's lovely, very quick to make, and will disturb Camilla's innards not a whit (attested to by my son, who was sensitive to the 6 molecules of whey in a Dorito but was nothing except happy when I made that cake).

I had a snuggly-type thing, but my 10 lb+ baby and large chest overwhelmed my shoulders. Plus, I recall he wet it the one time we tried it! Heh, I'm sure my grandkids will have some sort of anti-gravity device in the future!
Where is this cookie post?? I leave the internet for a few hours and I'm LOST!
The lime-juice variation just calls out for an accompanying margarita...

Woah. Temptations...

Hi - I just linked in this week from a friend's blog who reads you regularly; I have a great cake recipe that has no dairy!
It's my mom's recipe;
called "Crazy Cake"

3 cups white all-purpose or cake flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
6 Tbs cocoa
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups cold water

Stir well. Pour batter into ungreased pan (9 by 13 or two smaller ones) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean - shorter amount of time if you do the two smaller pans) This also works really well if you want a white cake (very moist - just take out the cocoa) and if you take out the cocoa, it is very good with chocolate chips in it for snacking - I have also done blueberries which is also yummy.... Enjoy! It's easy and yummy (and no dairy!)

Delurking a little.

Your lemon bars are almost spot on like a recipe from my late grandmother. So of course, I love them.

I've read your blog since forever. I really should comment more.

Delurking, just in case I haven't before... I found you quite some time ago - through another blogger, naturally ;) - and have much enjoyed reading your perspective on life and your birth journey. I'm the same age as you, married and with a two year old son, and since none of my same-age friends are married or parents, it's interesting to read someone whose life is more or less similar to mine :).

I like lemon bars, too, though I was painfully reminded last weekend that there are many people who do not. Which is why, following a work party, I have most of a batch sitting on my counter. I'm going to experiment with freezing them (individually, and I'm hoping that they taste good without thawing). The recipe I use, incidentally, uses the same amounts of flour and powdered sugar as yours, but only half a cup of butter (melted) - which makes me feel better, since that seriously cuts down on the fat! I don't think that it tastes like it's lacking, either ;).

Yum! Those sound great. Thanks for the tip using the foil! I always hate how much lemon bar crust sticks to the pan. Take care!
Have fun shopping for a new sling.

I just saw something about cookie recipes and have to share. Have you tried Anzac biscuits (biscuits are what we call cookies in Australia)? They're as Australian as vegemite (and yummier). I blogged about them a while back - there are two links: and

The first link is a bit of ramble about the cookies when I made them - and probably explain why, in the second link I keep saying DON'T FORGET THE SUGAR.

Enjoy - they're really addictive.

Delurking...thank you for your writing, which is at times informative, uplifting, spiritual and funny or some amalgam of these qualities, and always excellent. I enjoy the deep spiritual qualities many of your posts have, which is a bit funny, since I'm a pagan, but I appreciate sincere joy in creation when I see it.
And hey, do you mean lemon rind or lemon zest? I find if you buy lemons for the fresh juice anyway, running a microplane over it will do wonderfully for a little zest.

I made the lemon bars and they are delicious. Thanks Arwen! I am taking them to LLL meeting with me this morning :) Breastfeeding and food go together so splendidly. In fact, I think one of my favorite things about breastfeeding is that I'm so hungry and everything tastes so good. I hope it's the same for you!

Thanks again for the recipe!

A little late with delurking. I greatly enjoy reading your blog. Here's the recipe to my mom's delicious molasses cookies:

3/4 Cup Oil
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Molasses
1 Egg
2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients and chill. Roll into small balls about l inch in
diameter. Roll in granulated sugar. Put on ungreased cookie sheet,
allowing plenty of space for they will flatten out in baking. Bake in 375
degree oven for ten minutes.

Just made these lemon bars for my sister's shower - they're lovely! Thanks, Arwen.

Hi Arwen- your Lemon Bar recipe rocks! My husband sends his thanks :-) He loooves the crust in particular.

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