Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 2011


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Fig and prosciutto three cheese pizza

If you are feeling a little adventurous, I highly recommend this pizza. It might seem a little bit of a strange combination, but it is totally delicious.

My inspiration actually came from a conversation I heard between two checkers at Whole Foods the other day. One said someone checked out in his line with a fig pizza and he thought it was weird. At first I did too.

Then I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. So I started trying to think of what a fig pizza would likely have on it and what tastes good with figs.

When I think of figs I think of fancy cheese platters and prosciutto. So I built on that for my pizza.

-grated asiago cheese
-grated Parmesan cheese
-marinated mozzarella, sliced
-figs, sliced
-favorite pizza dough
-favorite pizza base (I actually used some tomato soup because I just made it the night before and couldn’t find pizza sauce at the grocery store, an olive oil garlic herb rub would also be good I think)


Shape dough, apply base. Place sliced mozzarella over surface of dough. Next, layer fig slices and shreds of prosciutto. Sprinkle grated cheeses over the top. Bake as you would a typical pizza or according to your dough’s instructions.



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Tiny dancer

Today Bean started up dance class once a week. She’s enrolled at the same studio that her cousins dance at. In June, we went to see her cousins do their dress rehearsal for the big end-of-the-year show. Ever since, both kids can’t stop talking about ballet, singing about ballet, dancing around our living room while singing about ballet, and playing a game they invented called “fee-a-ter” (theatre) that involves going in the dark closet (the theatre) and putting on a big dance show.

A few weeks ago, I got all the ballet stuff we’ve been handed down from the cousins. I’ve done nap checks since then where I discover Bean passed out on her bed wearing all three of her leotards, tights and tap or ballet shoes.


All the little girls were so cute today for the first class. I can already tell that the teacher is so great with the kids. Totally amazes me how she handles and organizes that many preschoolers.

Bean is second from the left.

Bean was very impressed with herself in the huge mirrors, a little too excited to be part of circle time here.

I didn’t get to watch much of the class, Sprout was running all over the place and trying to dart into the class whenever the door opened. Which prompted the teacher and receptionist to tell me how much boys are always needed for partnering work, etc.

Bean had so much fun. She loves her teacher too.

“We did the hokey pokey song, Mama, that’s what it’s all about!”

“I like to do ballet every day!”



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First day of preschool 2011

After a three week break, Bean started up her Just Teacher and Me class through the parks district today. We might change to a private half day program preschool at some point later this year, we’re not sure. For now this class works though.



And just for comparison, here’s this year’s photo next to the one I took of her right before we started the co-op home preschool with friends last year:


Crazy how much changes in a year!


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Thanks grandpa!

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