Classical conditioning: toddler series part 1

And there are times I use my powers for less-good-but-harmless fun. I never forget my training in psychology and child development…

Today’s stimulus of choice was Annie’s organic gummy rabbits fruit snack (Sophia’s favorite). The setting: evergreen park.

The result  
Say cheese and you get a snack

  
Give mommy a kiss and you get a snack 

  
Give baba a kiss too

  
But really we all had fun and we only did the experiments very very few times hehe

Happiest girl  
Happy experimenting fellow toddler-slaves aka parents.

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A new knefeh: when Lebanon meets Canada for dessert

Knefeh is a delicious Lebanese dessert typically done with two layers of bread crumb dough with cheese in between. 

 
Alternatively, a shredded dough called kataifi is used and some folks call the final dish ‘Ismanliyeh’. 

I changed it a a little…

I thawed the kataifi for an hour at room temperature. Took a strand, fluffed it and created a nest in a cupcake pan.


Bake for 12-15min till brown at 375F

  
Add about a teaspoon of store bought ricotta on top and pour about 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup…

  
Turned out so yum! 

Sahtein…

 

Back from my hot mess life 

A series of unfortunate things continue to happen but at slightly smaller scale now: 

I seriously hurt my ankle simply walking..no dramatic story just walking and had the least graceful fall ever: shoes flying, purse spilling, and the result a badly sprained ankle  
Then flew to Vancouver with a disgruntled toddler, who stole my phone so I had to resort to playing with her toys   
 
Then I made it to mama Mansour whose backyard looks like a park and all was well again. 

  
More posts with funner stories to be shared soon. I am back 

To be continued…