Friday, March 26, 2010

Christmas in March!

Douglas and I like to pretend that we are foodies. We watch the iron chef every Sunday night and try to guess what they are cooking before Alton announces the dish or ingredients. We try to be adventurous in our cooking and eating as much as possible. So for Christmas my parents paid for us to go to a cooking class where ever, when ever, whatever style.
This past Wednesday we cashed it in for a Tapas class at Sur La Table. (Can I add an aside that this was the week after I had gotten my wisdom teeth out and up to this point I had eaten soup and ice cream) The class was a huge success!! We had so much fun learning little knife tricks and the science of why certain things work where. AND I could eat! We made 7 different tapas (Salt Cod Fritters with Allioli and Meatballs in Saffron Tomato Sauce were my favs!) and I left completely satisfied. These are dishes we would make again for any party or gathering.
I highly recommend something like this to anyone who has any interest in cooking!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Lately I feel like I've been going 90 to nothing physically and mentally. Tonight was the first night I have been home in the evening in about a week and I was really excited to just have a good home cooked meal. Well that didn't go as planned because my parents had a meeting and I had zero energy or will power to cook a real meal so Mr. Wok sounded just fine as long as I could eat it on my couch and watch Parenthood.
The greatest remedy that I have found to this crazyhecticness has been yoga.... on demand. I'm telling you don't knock it till you've tried it. Yes, of course I would rather be in a class with humans to do this or be rich like ellen and have my own yogi come teach me every morning when I wake up. These are not luxuries I have. My luxury is that I can practice the are of yoga in my living room whenever I want.
Also I think It should be mentioned that hollywood lies. I do not feel a Jennifer Anniston body developing in any kind of future.