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A New Addition

Things may be a little quiet for a bit around here. On Sunday, January 20th, our little girl, Neko Rose Hickey, came into this world at exactly 12:45 pm (just in time for lunch!). She is already a hearty eater and her record of choice is Youth Lagoon’s “The Year of Hibernation.”

Parenting is a whole new world and we’re definitely in ‘survival mode’ at the moment. As much as I thought I could predict what these first few days of our new life would be like, I’m humbled by how much she’s taught me already. The first thing I’ve learned about parenting is sometimes you need to let go of your plans and intentions and just do what you need to do to for you and your baby.

I’m looking forward to hosting a number of fantastic contributors here over the next few weeks, and have a whole slew of delicious recipes I’ve been saving up to share with you shortly thereafter. See you soon!

If you’d like, leave a comment for Neko — one day she’ll be able to look back at her warm welcome into the world (and her Internet debut)!

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Posted by Kasey

Kasey is the food editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. She loves dark chocolate, warm crusty bread, and traveling to new places. She speaks Russian, but does not like vodka.

  • Welcome to the world, sweet Neko! You have wonderful parents who love you, and so many friends who are so excited to watch you grow.

  • She is absolutely lovely. I’m so excited for you two (three!) and look forward to seeing how your new adventures unfold. Welcome, welcome little Neko!! xo

  • Neko, you’re beautiful! Welcome to the world, you little miracle (and big hugs sent your way, new momma!).

  • tara

    She is so beautiful!! Congratulations you guys! She just barely made being a Capricorn-we’re the best!! 😉

  • Hi, Neko! You’re already famous on the Interwebs 🙂

  • Jess

    Welcome, sweet Neko! She’s gorgeous. Take good care, you three. xo.

  • Casey

    Congratulations!! You guys will make it – but what a wonderful flurry of activity these first days (weeks, months, ha!) will be!

  • Congratulations! She’s a lucky girl and I’m sure you are feeling lucky to have her, too. 🙂

  • Janet

    Congrats, Kasey and Matt!! She’s beautiful and so sweet! Wow, I have been so busy/out of touch that I didn’t realize she was already almost here…and now here! Welcome to the world, Neko! You’re off to a good start with some pretty awesome parents. 🙂

  • Heather

    Congratulations! Sweet, sweetness and super powers, little girls are amazing!

  • Ahhhh Congratulations!!! Adorable 🙂

  • Lindsey

    Hello, Neko. You have been born to two of my favorite people. You will have the adventure of a lifetime with them as your guides. I hope you keep your lovely wide eyes focused out at the world. I hope you grow up to be a caretaker, a connector, and a great friend, just like your parents.

  • Welcome to the world Neko, you are going to grow up with two of the coolest parents in the world 😉

  • Teb

    Welcome to the world Neko! Your parents have impeccable taste, you’re in for a great childhood!

  • diana/nj

    Welcome to the world of music and good food, you’ll be surrounded with both. Great name! Don’t stop now, you make beautiful babies.

  • heather @ chiknpastry

    congrats – what a cutie!

  • Marc Hughes

    Congrats kids! That kid is gonna be super food and music savy.

  • humblecore

    I’ve only been following the blog for a few months, but I’m pretty sure your little girl is going to have some of the coolest parents around. Welcome to the world, beautiful Neko!

  • Renee Rigdon

    Congratulations! Learning to let go of expectations is probably the biggest lesson we’ve learned as parents. Many blessings to your family.

  • Robyn

    Not sure if she inspired your baby’s name but Neko Case is on of my favorites, especially while cooking. Blessings to your family. What a beautiful baby girl!

  • amazing and beautiful! a million congrats! yay!

  • thesfcritic

    Congratulations! I’m very happy for the both of you and I look forward to meeting like Neko.

  • Megan Gordon

    Welcome, sweet Neko! SO very happy for the three of you can hoping to sneak in a visit when I’m down in April. xoxo!!!

  • Sonja / A Couple Cooks

    Welcome, Neko Rose! You come into a world of loving and kind souls. I know you’ll grow up to be just as kind, generous and wholehearted as your momma! Congrats to you all.

  • Mia

    Hallo Neko, ich hoffe das du eines Tages Deutsch lernst, und das hier lesen kannst…^^ Glueckwuensche fuer dich und dein hoffentlich langes und erfuelltes Leben. Einen Tipp kann ich dir geben: Bleib dir selber immer treu – und respektiere deine Eltern ! -deine Tante Mia.

  • Tobias Weidmann

    Congratulations!!! She looks really cute!

  • Brian Johnson


    Welcome to the world Neko! You really hit the jackpot with those parents of yours, as they have with you. I can’t wait to read your contributions to Turntable Kitchen, be they inspired by you or written by you.

  • Welcome Neko! You have been born into a family that will feed you well – that’s for sure.
    Congrats to you three. Sending all the best wishes your way.


  • Nicole

    Welcome to the world, beautiful Neko!

  • Oh she’s a miracle! Congratulations!

  • Amelia

    Welcome Neko! You’ll no doubt have stellar music taste and be fed well. Good for you.

  • ikushima

    Welcome Neko! Your name can be read ” a kitten” in my country, which we believe brings good luck! Congratulations!!

  • Congrats! She is beautiful. Cannot wait to meet her!

  • Welcome to the world Neko! We share the same birthday, I’m just 37 years older. Enjoy the wonderful ride. Eat well. Laugh a lot. Be nice to your parents. And let them get some sleep…every now and again.

  • Sean S

    Congratulations! From a big fan of TK in Toronto.

  • Aleksandra

    Congratulations from Poland. I actually found your blog last yrae, while nursing my daughter and surfing the net not to fall asleep;-)

  • J

    Congratulations, guys! Big fan of your site and your food and musical picks. My son is called Nico so we share similar tastes across the board! Neko, I am sure you will learn to appreciate two of life’s joys- food and music- as much as your parents…seems like you won’t have much of a choice!

  • Congrats!!!

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  • kickpleat

    Hooray!!! Congratulations you too – she’s a cutie pie!!

  • Every picture I see of Neko makes me smile. So happy for you two (now three!).

  • Jacqui

    What a cutie! Congrats you two!

  • sara forte

    welcome to the world, little love! what kind and talented parents you have, so blessed. Wishing you all as peaceful a season this change can bring. love to you three!!

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