Vacationing in Tahoe with Metroplex Baby!

One of the bonuses of my Tahoe trip was a fellow tweeter and website owner Tina Wysk! Here's a little blurb on her!

Tina Wysk grew up in Dallas-Fort Worth and once she became a mom, the Metroplex became a large unknown. She spent hours flipping through the phone book and searching the internet for the best baby products and deals, as well as for activities for her kids. She did not find any of the available directories useful, as they list only paid advertisers instead of giving the "full scoop." After constantly remarking "why isn't there a web site that lists all this information," she decided to start Metroplex Baby & Kids. With the help of a dedicated team of area moms and dads, she strives to provide families living in the Metroplex the centralized resources she searched for so desperately. 

Tina is a blast and I had such fun with her. We kayaked together and swapped husband and kid stories!! Best of all she made her famous hummus!

Here's her recipe!

Tina's Hummus

2 (16 ounce) cans of chick peas drained, reserve juice
4-6 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/2 cup (or more) lemon juice

Drain and dry chick peas. put garlic in food processor and mince. Add chick peas and mince, scraping down the sides. Add salt, tahini and lemon juice. Mix. Taste. Add enough reserve chick pea juice to make thick and and creamy. You should be able to make an indentation in the hummus with the back of a spoon. Check taste for additional lemon and salt. Poor small amounts of olive oil over the top and serve with fresh toasted pita bread.

You can find Tina on her website at and on twitter!


Henley on the Horn said...

What a fun day! It's always nice to meet bloggers in real life!

Bee and Rose said...

Hummus...a huge weakness for me right now! I've been on a hummus kick for weeks! Trader Joe's is five minutes from me and becoming my hummus haunt! lol!

I wish had been around when my kids were babies! That would have been wonderful! It's so great that she took the time to do this! What a fabulous resource for new moms!

Muffy said...

Oh, I love hummus! YAY! You look great darling!

Cindy said...

I read that quickly and almost thought for a minute you had swapped husbands! Glad you enjoyed Tahoe. We don't get up there much in the summer, and I forget how beautiful it is then!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Glad you had such a fun vacation. Will have to try making that hummus. We love hummus. Mini#2 and I even eat chick peas right out of the can, drizzled with olive oil and a little cummin.