When you have a bun in the oven you have to watch what you eat and these days the food no-no list is a lot longer than when my mom was pregnant with me. I'm not much of a drinker, so staying away from booze hasn't been much of a challenge and I even managed to kick my raging caffeine habit pretty quickly. No, the torturous part of these past 9 months has been doing without fish in it's various raw and cured forms. Especially my beloved lox...
Oh lox, I've missed you so. Not a weekend goes by when I don't think about having you on a bagel with a nice schmear. My mom hasn't been much of a help, "What do you mean your doctor says you can't have lox? I ate lox all the time when I was pregnant with you and you turned out fine." And though Lawman has tried to abstain in solidarity, he did confess to a few lox spread dalliances while I was out of town.
If I can have my way, my first order of business postpartum will be tucking into a bagel and cream cheese with Scottish Salmon from Russ and Daughters in the recovery room. I wonder if I should add that to my birth plan...
Russ and Daughters
179 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Ph: (212) 475-4880