Well hello there!
Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time on this beautiful Labour Day long holiday weekend in Ontario Canada to read my first blog post. I am UBER excited to get this party started!
Truth be told, there are so many topics that I would like to cover (and will in future posts) on this blog that I had a difficult time deciding where to begin. As I looked through my lengthy list though, none of them seemed appropriate for a "first date” so to speak. So that got me thinking to my first date … which was spent getting to know my hubby-to-be over an exhilarating game of mini golf sixteen years ago!
Being not all that much of an expert in first dates (since I only went on one!), or playing mini golf, I thought I would opt for a safer first date idea. How do you feel about some more introductions shared over a drink on the patio, before we bid farewell to summer?
Since honesty is the cornerstone to any successful relationship, let's start there. I call this 10 honest and simple truths about Rosanne.
I live in Waterloo with my husband and 2 children. Some might say that we have the million dollar family with one boy and one girl. Others might say that we should add a dog to the mix to turn it into the million dollar family. Unfortunately, this is where we fall short! We do not have a pet and I'm terrible at looking after house plants so I figure a living animal may not fare too well under my supervision.
I am passionate about good food and nutrition and I commit to practicing what I preach.
I am a morning person. 5:30 or 6:00 am is a regular alarm setting on my iPhone. I blame some of this on my farming heritage. Along the same lines, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, hands-down!
I prefer to work out early in the morning because I start off my day feeling energized and proud of having accomplished something... in case the rest of the day isn't so productive. However, if I am being completely honest here, it’s also because the childcare is easy when your kids and hubby are still sleeping.
This isn’t my first business that I have run. Way back in the ‘90s when I was wearing neon windbreakers, rainbow spandex and snap bracelets, my sisters and I ran a sweet corn business called “Triple G Sweetcorn”. Obviously (hopefully?!?), my wardrobe has improved since then!
The first time that I used a microwave was in university. My former roommates can confirm this for you (Traymore girls!)
I LOVE to garden - vegetable gardening to be more specific!! I love every aspect of the process from preparing the soil, to planting the seeds, even weeding and tilling the soil and then ultimately picking and eating/preserving the bounty. However, the flowers in my flower beds at home do not receive near the same amount of TLC. In fact, I recently had to throw away two of my patio pots which had died, mainly because of my lack of commitment to their hydration. I am however committed to proper hydration of humans :)
I LOVE to cook, especially when I am cooking for company. Trying new recipes and making the table look appealing are all part of the process. However, sometimes that joy for cooking diminishes when it is 4:30 and the kids are very whiny and I didn’t really have anything planned for supper. Yes, this too happens to us dietitians. We are human.
I love dark chocolate - 75% is the sweet spot for me!
The amazing pictures on my website were not taken in my kitchen. I wish it was my kitchen! They were taken in my family photographer’s kitchen, by the amazing Pete May from one2onephotography. Someday I hope to have a kitchen just as lovely as his.
And one more for good measure
My preferred caffeinated beverage is tea. I LOVE the smell of coffee but don't drink it. I would have to add lots of sugar to stomach it comfortably so I opt for tea instead. I also credit my tea-loving nature to my in-laws. My mother-in-law, in particular, always had a pot of tea on at 8:00 p.m. and we would routinely find ourselves over at her house at this time to partake in this sacred ritual. There is something so wonderful about a cup of tea shared with family or friends. (Not to mention the health benefits!)
And on that note, with my cup of tea in hand, I will say cheers to a wonderful summer, a great first date with the hopes of many more to follow.