It’s nice that I’m writing this post close to Isabellas birthday. She has been with me this whole time as cute and as plump as ever! Lots of photos of her were on my gram during this time. Like this one of her first visit to the beach. She did not trust those waves 😂
the month of February and March of 2013, I did a few things. Most notably, Dorian, my soror, came to visit! I love when my Cali girls trek across the coast for me. We checked out the Florida Everglades, a Miami heat game, hung out with another sister that randomly was in town and went to the Calle Ocho festival.
cho, 8th st, is a happening in the Miami area. For an entire weekend, this street shuts down for cars and is open to only pedestrians. 8th st runs straight through Little Havana, a vibrant Cuban neighborhood. Personally I prefer and suggest to travelers to visit Little Havana regardless of whether it’s during Calle Ocho or not. But if you happen to be in town in March, it’s worth doing once for sure.
ring this time I learned that brussel sprouts do not grow well in Florida. I was going through a small obsession during the time, I think everyone was. Brussel sprouts were like the kale of 2012-2013. Every restaurant menu had their version. Anyway, I decided to grow my own and they basically never became the little rounds balls. Brussel sprouts need cold weather to close up like they do. Since Miami is so hot my sprouts stayed open. Like lettuce. Complete fail 😂
So instead of roasting them up like I originally planned, I juiced most of them! I also made sprout “chips”. That my friends is how you find the silver lining to a situation 💕.