one day, hubby and i were having a little chat about food.
not an altogether unfamiliar topic for us, by the by
somehow, we started talking about pickles.
a very bizarre topic for us, since I think pickles are icky
so naturally we asked ourselves…if we were a pickle, what kind would we be? and, for some reason, we settled on the cornichon. yes, that is the fancy word for gherkin. but, who likes the word “gherkin”? cornichon is much more refined. here is our rationale:
french for “gherkin,” cornichons are crisp, tart pickles made from tiny gherkin cucumbers. a traditional accompaniment to pâtés, raclette, as well as smoked meats and fish. no cheese or charcuterie plate is complete without cornichons.
hubby and i like to think of ourselves as fancy pickles. sure, we have our rough skin. we might be a bit tart. we started out as immature little cucumbers. but, we’ve gone through the pickling process together. and, now we are a bit more delightfully crisp and classy. pairing well with a variety of delicacies. and, that’s us.
in november of 2012, we added a sweet little peanut to our family. elinor grace is, well, the crème de la crème. and we are smitten. she is bright and beautiful and sassy and curious and endlessly entertaining. gobs of personality. God has blessed us and we are so grateful for this precious gift. her little face has somewhat taken over this site, but we don’t mind one bit. she is clearly way cooler than her parents and has a face that the people clamor to see. we sure do have fun with her. we love our little family of three.
and who could forget our two sassy cavalier king charles spaniels. a really long and fancy name for such small balls of fur. [we gave each of them an equally long moniker because we are ridiculous like that] they are our furry babies and we like them a lot. charles winston squigglebottom and coco chanel carousel. charlie has a squiggle-y swagger and coco spins in little circles before she potties. delightful. they don’t get as much face time on here as they used to since the arrival of the little miss. but they still have a special spot in our hearts.
we hope that you enjoy our chronicle of life as we know it. a quirky little collection of life’s happenings, both big and small.
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