Adrienne cut her third tooth yesterday. Top right. It’s adorable…she looks like a little snaggly tooth pirate. That’s an adorable image right?


(Well, it is when said pirate has cheeks so chubby that you can’t even stand it.)

Also, her chin is chapped from the constant waterfall of drool that has been cascading down her face at every second of the day.

The only thing that seems to ease her sore gums is chewing on things. Preferably the most expensive electronic that she can get her sticky little hands on. Meeker’s iphone is her favorite. My phone won’t cut it because it’s some cheapy free phone that would not be missed for a single second if something happened to it. And she knows it.

But I play a sneaky little switcheroo game where I replace the iphone with a chunk of jicama.

She screams at the  top of her lungs and then forgets all about it .5 seconds later and is her happy self again.


Everybody is a fan of jicama. Teething babies, tired mama’s, even steak-loving husbands.

But it sort of tastes like…well, nothing. So you need some dressing to go with it, right?

Here you go.

Maple Balsamic Dressing

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  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt & pepper

Put all ingredients in a blender or mince the garlic and whisk by hand to combine. Cut yourself some jicama, throw it on top of some spinach and enjoy!


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