Charlie was invited to his first summer barbecue. He enjoyed the charcoal-grilled Italian sausage but he really liked the salads, (mostly the avocado chunks and artichoke hearts).
He also inhaled a whole banana and several tortilla chips. (He was unabashedly impressed with himself that he could fish the chips out of the serving bowl–probably the reason he ate so many.)
But the best part of the evening was the sunset.
Thank you to Priya and Ben for hosting this great adventure!
It was the first hot day of the year. Charlie ate lots of fruit… and a little ice cream.
Leftover day! Stir fry for dinner.
Excuse me, sir, there seems to be an eggplant stuck to your face.
Took Charlie to Farmer’s Market for a little Spanish food on this cheerful patio:
He enjoyed bacon-wrapped, almond-stuffed dates, chorizo and shaved ham. But his favorites were the cheese and veggie empanadillas:
He passed on the anchovies.
In our house, everyone participates in trying new products. Today it wa Victora Vegan Arugula Pesto Alfredo Sauce.
Charlie and Mom aren’t sure how they feel about this one but Dad gives it a thumbs up.
In keeping with this weekend’s junk food theme, Charlie tried his first ice cream–at Milk.
He enjoyed half a scoop of banana dulce de leche flavor. (This is the remainder after he’d eaten his fill.)
But his friend Quinn took down a whole cone of chocolate.
Charlie tried his first (half) grilled cheese sandwich–Comte cheese on Multigrain.
Tofu and veggie stir fry for dinner this Meatless Monday. The best part? Auntie Lisa Peju came over with her wine, Tess, for Charlie to sniff. (As it’s been mentioned, Charlie loves to sniff wine–he also loves to watch it swirl.)
Charlie tried his first donut. Glazed. From Bob’s.
He enjoyed it with soy milk.
To top off the week of epic fails, Charlie rejected Mom’s bison cube steak & peppers.
Charlie and Mom agree to disagree on this one. Who do you side with? Here’s the recipe; try it and decide.
Thus far, Charlie has surprised us all by relishing the flavors of smoked salmon, triple cream cheeses, spicy black beans and even Panang curry. So what in the world could he find objectionable about a potato?
Today I served Charlie chunks of roasted potatoes and he threw them to the dog. And these weren’t just any potatoes. These were French fingerlings from Weiser Family Farms–the same potatoes used by many of Southern California’s most famous chefs–lovingly plucked from a bin and carried home from the farmer’s market. They were roasted with wedges of chorizo in chicken fat with lemon and garlic.
Looks tasty, right?
Charlie also hates carrots.