On Sunday, my mother-in-law was over for a bit. She loves real food, but isn’t a member of a CSA, like we are. I remembered a delicata squash that had been sitting on our counter, and asked her, “Sherri…do you want a squash?” She lit up, excited at the prospect, recipes already brewing in her mind’s eye. I retrieved the squash from the window sill, and – alas – it had already started to mold. We waited too long. The food was lost.
To be perfectly honest, these days it’s hard for me to eat the food that we’re getting from the farm. To be more precise, it’s hard for me to eat any fruit or veggies. Period. My pregnancy is giving me terrible acid reflux, and it’s worst when I eat produce.
Mr. Wetzel and I went out to eat tonight, and I got salmon. Mmmm…great brain food for the baby! On the plate were some potato wedges and grilled asparagus, and despite myself, I picked them off the plate and set them aside, of of site. Even the site churned my belly.
The midwife says it’s hormonal, and things should calm down a bit after the 30 week marker. Hopefully, in the meantime, the extra honeycrisps I picked up at the farm won’t rot on the kitchen counter, as well. They are so tasty, it would break my heart to toss them. However, at this juncture, it would break my esophagus to eat them prematurely.
I had this same issue with my last pregnancy. The harder I tried to eat whole and healthy, the worse my reflux was (it’s the fiber I think). I once ate a hamburger and felt great. Ugh. Frustrating. I feel your pain. In any case, what I found thar helped me was kefir. I was drinking about 16 ounces a day by the time I finally delivered. The probiotics maybe? Anyway it was brilliant. Now we all drink it just because it’s tasty 🙂 good luck to you.
I love that Scooter got to be in the photo shoot this week! I am happy to give any of your un-eaten veggies a good home. Anytime.
I also wanted to add that my latest favorite vegetable combinations are sliced tomatoes with sliced avocado, and green beans steamed with chopped onion and then mixed with chopped tomatoes. A sprinkle of sea salt and a turn of fresh ground pepper spices these up quite nicely!
Joni: Kefir. Hmmmm. Will have to give it a go! ^_^ I’ll try anything right now!