Dear readers you might have been wondering, is Ingrid’s oven on the fritz? Alas, no. My time with the Valentine chocolates, donuts, cheesecakes and cookies have left their mark. My pantry is lonely without my frequent visits. My flour and sugar bins are gathering dust. I am trying to reign in my recreational snacking and eating. This is Momma’s new little helper, the sack o’ veggies. I’m hitting this bag instead of my usual empty calorie, carb-rich ones. We’ll see how long it will last. It sure doesn’t make for tempting blog posts! Mr. Lavoie’s b-day will certainly test my resolve! I fear one small piece of b-day cake could de-rail me!