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A second helping

Photo courtesy of my ridiculously-talented brother.

I started to think about writing this announcement this past Mother's Day; it seemed a suitable occasion to attempt to collect my thoughts and to begin to find the words to properly convey how very lucky I feel in life, especially in regards to becoming a mother for a second time.

Even though I have tried to maintain the focus of this site to be food and recipes, I have been nothing short of humbled by the excited and supportive responses I have received whenever my personal life has been made mention. The encouragement, kindness and advice has been an unexpected bonus to my writing, and I am wholly grateful to all of you who continue to visit.

Seven spoons has been, as I have said, inextricably tied to many important milestones in my life, and the life I share with Sean and Benjamin. It has brought me what will surely be lifelong friendships and expanded my culinary and professional horizons. Most of surprisingly of all though, it has brought me a new sense of perspective and purpose.

When these words are published, it will mean our perspective has shifted again. Our threesome has become four and I will be beginning to see that Ben, though forever and always our baby, is no longer the baby; he is now a full-fledged big brother.

I am sure that this new journey will bring many more adventures, lessons and memorable meals. I do hope that you all will join me in exploring this new territory and enjoy the stories to come. As the next little while will be a tad hectic on our end, I will be shifting the content of the site from original recipes to feature more book reviews as well as resurrecting my "Taste to Go" columns, spotlighting products and purveyors of which I am particularly fond. As soon as time (and a newborn) permits me, please look out for this new content. Finally, I will be featuring more of the photographic talents of my big brother Anik and his equally-gifted wife Rene; they both have skills that far surpass mine and I am thrilled to have them contribute to the site.

Until then, we once again thank all of you. We have to thank our family for always being there with the standing offer of babysitting and for being a source of constant strength. To our friends, thank you for being such wonderful Aunties and Uncles to Benjamin, confidants to us and a wealth of boundless enthusiasm.

And finally I would like to take a moment to thank my dear Sean, our bundle of boy Benjamin, and this latest addition to the family for being everything to me.

[William was born on June 11th at 12:22PM EST, and is a handsome fellow.]

See you all soon.

Reader Comments (16)

CONGRATULATIONS beautiful girl. I am so happy for you all!

much love.

June 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclinka

Congratulations! (P.S. This is my birthday too, so I hope that means only good things.)

June 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdeb

I've been thinking of you all day, my dear. I am SO pleased to hear that all went well. Of course, best thoughts and wishes are with you always. Hugs to you, little mummy.

June 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterapril

Congrats Tara! All the best to you and your boys. I know that Ben is going to be a great big brother to little William!

June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichèle

Oh that's such wonderful news Tara - congratulations to you all!!!

June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Congratulations!!! I'm expecting my first baby boy for October so I'm of course very happy too.
Kisses from South America!

June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSil BsAs

Wonderful news! I am so pleased for you all. Hope everyone is resting and recovering happily.

June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTea

Congratulations!!! Such a wonderful news! Wish you all the best for the coming months!
I just wrote my blog's 3rd anniversary post, and I still remember that you were one of the first people to comment:)

June 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPille

Ah....babyness! My little sister was born June 11, 1982. Blessings to you and your family. Looking forward to seeing some recipes for little ones (please!).

June 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

It is splendid blog. I am studied. Please link to this site!

June 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteryuki

Welcome William!

June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica


June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Congratulations on your new baby!

P.S. You’re the recipient of an E for Excellent award from yours truly. Please stop by and pick it up!

June 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMevrouw Cupcake

Congratulations! :)

July 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChichaJo

Thank you everyone for your kind words! William is five weeks old today (oh my!) and we are absolutely in love with everything he does. We are both truly touched by the outpouring of support we've received and could not feel luckier.

July 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertara

From Cape Town, South Africa come love and congratulations. My children have been my everything and you are going to experience the most blessed period of your life. Enjoy!

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjustfoodnow

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