Hello From Cincinnati!

My apologies for my absence. The move to Ohio is still in transition. We successfully sold our place in Chicago and moved out without a hitch. Now we are in transition. Our home will not be ready for another few weeks, so my saint of a mother has taken us in like refugees. We are fed, given shelter, and watched our little Quinn while we totally take advantage of having a sitter.
It’s great to be back in the ‘Nati. This city keeps bringing me back. I first came here for college 14 years ago. I left after college for a year, then moved back. Then I left again for a year, then came back again. Finally I left one more time for Chicago, and now we are back.
Don’t get me wrong, Chicago is a fantastic city. The city, the people, the activities, and the food leave nothing to desire. I grew up there, so it will always be home to me. I still have some great friends back in Chicago, and one amazing sister as well. I will miss it a lot.
But now I am here, and I am lucky to have wonderful family and friends to reconnect with. I am back now as a parent, which will open up my eyes to new things about this city. I am excited to see what Cincinnati has to offer.
Our first weekend here we traveled down to what will be our neighborhood and visited a farmers market I had read about. It felt like home. Organic vegetables, fruits, meats, and farm fresh eggs. It was beautiful. I can’t wait to be a regular.
The garden that I planted up here at my other sister’s home is going CRAZY! I have quickly learned that I should find out how each plant grows and plant accordingly next year. The broccoli is 2 feet high, the peas are 4 feet high (lucky for me my sister inserted a fence for them to crawl up on.) The peppers are growing healthy, but a little blocked from the sun due to the huge leaves on the broccoli. Onions are are great as is the squash. The potted tomatoes are going to provide us some great sauce and salsa! The are tall and healthy, and I can’t wait until they produce.
Hopefully I will be able to do some planting in my new home as well. I can’t wait to get in! We get our keys next Monday and will move in the following Monday. For this reason, I will probably continue to be on hiatus from blogging. But, once I am in my home expect to see some good meals coming up!
Take care!

6 thoughts on “Hello From Cincinnati!

  1. Erin

    Josie,
    Jungle Jim’s is a foodie’s heaven. I can’t wait to get there go shopping. It’s like the food version of the It’s A Small World Afterall ride at Disney World!

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  2. Anonymous

    Erin – Welcome Back! I thought it appropriate for this to be my first comment on your blog – welcoming you back to my neck of the woods 🙂 Can’t wait to read your blogs utilizing the city I live in – you will surely open my eyes to some new resources for cooking 🙂

    Let’s plan to get together soon and get drew, emma and quinn acquainted with one another 🙂

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  3. Crea

    With all I’ve heard you and Mia going through with the move, I’m very glad to hear you are back in Ohio. I give you tons of credit for making it in a different part of the country! Oh, and I LOVE the clip of Quinn saying Obama. I know you are very busy, but I think incorporating clips of anything on the blog is pure genius! Tons of praise and respect as always for this incredible blog.

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  4. Kristi

    Glad to hear you made it! I hope everything goes smoothly with the move into your new house. Can’t wait to hear all about the great food you find in the Nati!

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