Pikelet & Lollo are my itty bitty children foodies. They have funny names because they aren’t real names. Sans my own, I’ve chosen not to use their real names nor publish their faces on the blog.
‘Pikelet’ is an affectionate name that many Australians use for children; like ’munchkin’ or ‘sweetie pie’. A ‘pikelet’ is also an Australian term for a small and thick pancake. Lollo, my two year old, got his nickname from his favorite fruit: the blueberry or as he called them, ‘lollos’. Coincidentally, the food related nicknames seemed to fit this foodie blog, as did my husband’s moniker – Beefcake.
My husband, I’ve affectionately dubbed Beefcake, a term he garnered during our dating days. My Beefcake is my muse. I’m eternally grateful for his love, support & seemingly endless patience for all my crazy late night ideas! Without him, I’m unable to write.
Happy meals are always happiest with my boys!
Post Update – August 1st 2011 IttyBittyFoodies Celebrates 1 year!
Happy Birthday IttyBittyFoodies! It’s time to have a Birthday Month Celebration! A year ago, I didn’t know if I could write again after taking a hiatus from writing when Lollo was born. Well here we are on our 60th post and nominated for Babble’s Top 100 Mom Food Blogs (please vote here under Cheryl Collett), named one of Dallas Best Blogs on Wherelocalseat.com and was featured on TinyDallas under Moms We Love.
Pikelet is about to turn 6 and Lollo is now 3. We’ve since moved into a house and started a veggie garden. Our favorite all time family restaurant still remains to be Si Tapas (IBF’s 1st post) and we’ve tried numerous ones along the way such as Dive Coastal Cuisine, Crossroads Diner, Zen Sushi, Watels and Chocolate Secrets – for a full list click on Restaurant Reviews.
The kids still don’t eat everything but we do have a No Thank You Bite to get them to at least try new things. We’ve discovered that we’re Mad about Macarons (the French ones!) and found a great new tasting milk from Texas Daily Harvest. Look at IBF Faves. We’re keeping out of the heat at Le Cafe by Little Play Spaces and hanging out Main Street Garden at the Lily Pad Cafe.
For Beefcake and this IttyBittyFoodies’ Mama, we’re pleased to watch our children go on their culinary journey and see how they’re evolving. We love that at this young age, Pikelet & Lollo are starting to make good choices on things like snacking. Check out Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – IttyBittyFoodies style.
I’ve started freelancing again (resume here) writing for publications like the Dallas Morning News and working on an exciting recipe project with Artizone, a food delivery company that houses some of Dallas’ best food artisans. But best of all, I’d like to say Thank You to all of you for giving me a chance to get my writing voice back.
May you all have lovely Sandwich Hugs each morning with your kids!
Ps before I go, please check out photographer Erin Blinn’s website who took these fabulous new photos of the IttyBittyFoodies.
Till our next Happy Meal Cheryl