Not my jam

I came to a realization this weekend, as Steve and I sipped some fantastic Belgian-style beer at tap room number two (Sidhe Brewing) on Saturday, bookending a surprisingly brief visit to Festival Palomino, in the middle of Saturday afternoon. The realization isn’t that I disliked any of the bands lined up at Canterbury Park. In fact, the set that drove me to buy the festival tickets – Father … Continue reading Not my jam

A Common Flake

In sum, my weekend was macaroons. Macaroons linked everything together, sort of like a common thread (or flake, if you will), because: I completely burned and ruined an entire batch of chocolate-espresso-hazelnut cantucci on Thursday. This upset me because a) I’ve never burned a whole batch of cookies before, and b) I was really looking forward to having cookies to dunk in my coffee, on Friday … Continue reading A Common Flake

thump thump

A week ago I went to an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class, in order to try something new, and to enjoy yet another class taught by a most excellent teacher, Shira. Several of my classmates were able to attend one of her Ashtanga classes earlier this year, and they said good things about it, mainly relating to the positive and exuberant energy that Shira infused into … Continue reading thump thump

Christmas Sweets

Contains “Spices”, originally uploaded by arahbahn. Mincemeat Walnut Cantucci adapted from a recipe of same name in “The Best 50 Biscotti Recipes” 2/3 c crumbled condensed mincemeat 1/4 cup brandy 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder In a small bowl, … Continue reading Christmas Sweets

A Good Day

A few things to appreciate, today: It’s warm out, and today I’m wearing sandals. I’m planning to run the 5k Get In Gear race in 1.5 weeks, and my preparations are going well. Earth Day is this weekend; here’s something to do to celebrate it. I’m climbing 5.10a-b climbs regularly, in the gym. Only a few of them are overrated. I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading A Good Day