What’s Cooking

I’ve always been intrigued by the British Aga (cooker oven). It looks like quite a mysterious thing. One I don’t know much about yet strangely want Well, my sister told me something about warming a sheep and turtle back to life in an Aga or something of the sort. I don’t know about these things but apparently she does. (update: I watched videos on how the Aga works on you tube, very interesting).

And all this talk about ovens is really to tell you that I’m quite the oven myself lately. I’ve been busy baking another baby (which is why my posting and replying has been here and there and no where). I’m almost done with my first trimester. This is new territory for me as my youngest, Liam Brave, is scant a year old (next week). I’ve never had two so close and 3 + 1 = 4! 4 littles! Maybe I’m a little crazy? I’m excited and a little nervous if I think about it too much but then I think about Meg and Design Mom and think I can do this and still be at least a little bit me.
Anyhow, I just wanted to let you all in on a little something that is happening in my life and now you’ll know why if I’m a little slow and slightly behind this explains it all. I will have regular posts. 3 for sure and hopefully 4 and on a good week the goal is 5. But don’t hold me to it. Baking babies is hard work.


  • leanne
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 10:17am

    oh congratulations what lovely news! I have two and my husband's mission is four but it feels a bit daunting to me so I can imagine how you feel! On the aga subject, I live in the UK and used one for a week in a holiday home in the Cotswolds and I fell in LOVE with it. It's such a comforting way of cooking. Look after you and baby!

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 11:38am

    Oh my goodness, Trina- sooooo happy and excited for you!!! 4 little ones is amazing (would so love another one myself but hubby is being a bit of downer on that one) I couldn't be more happy for you and don't even think twice about bloggy business- baking babies takes alot out of you, especially in the 1st Trimester!Massive hugs and congrats again- are you going to find out what you are having?? xoxo

  • Sarah B
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 3:50pm

    Congratulations on your baby news :)
    I agree, they're fantastic looking ovens. I have seen one in a shop in town and I know I could never afford it. They are hardly ever seen here where I live in Tasmania. Mostly old farm kitchens.

  • Polly
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 4:10pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting! And don't worry, I'm sure you'll do great as a Mum of 4 :) xx

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 8:51pm

    Woohooo. Such exciting news :) Congrats to you, and so glad you are almost past the first semester of yuckiness!

  • Sara
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 9:56pm

    Oh my…congrats, Trina! That's amazing news! Praying for an easy and healthy pregnancy…and happy birthday your littlest little! :-)


  • mydesignchic
    Commented on November 17th, 2010 at 10:31pm

    Oh, how exciting!! I'm one of four girls and there's nothing more fun than growing up in a big family. I've never cooked on an aga, but they are fabulous looking!!

  • LouBoo
    Commented on November 18th, 2010 at 2:04am

    Hello – wow I love this 'announcement' post – the link between ovens and babies! Love it. Many congratulations – lovely news! Lou xx
    P.S. I adore agas – they are an institution and once you have one, I hear you never ever go back.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on November 18th, 2010 at 11:00pm

    Thanks everyone! You are all so sweet…

    And no one has a bad thing to say about an Aga.
    Even if I never own one I'd love to see one in action or just give it a try.


  • nuša zupanc
    Commented on November 21st, 2010 at 6:24pm


    I hope that your family and especially you are fine and everyting is well :D

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on December 1st, 2010 at 3:22pm

    you can do it!!!
    my third and fourth are 16 months apart.
    the closest of all of them.
    it was crazy but they are close and sweet and it was awesome. those two were the easiest babies i had.
    and still be YOU and still be MOM and still be WIFE.
    and if you can't…then you can later…when the time is right.
    we have to balance the right time to be US and to be MOM. but it always comes.
    CONGRATULATIONS! i am jealous!

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