Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The perfect independent coffeeshop

It's interesting how people define the perfect independent coffeeshop.

I feel like alot of people who are musicians, artists, "that type", see their favorite most perfect coffeeshop as being a little grungy, big comfy couches, art all over the walls, music every night and having quality coffee.

Somehow, I can't see a place like that HAVING or CARING about the quality of the coffee. Maybe they do. But from my experience, every place that has been any where near this description has employed the type of people that would frequent this sort of place and the quality has been sub par. Incredibly sub par. I actually can't think of a place that I really enjoy that IS quality and has all of these characteristics. None.

What does come to mind is a trashy, unkept, unclean place with varying coffee quality, where the sanitary standards seem like the last thing on the employees mind, where the owners don't care about the source, quality or presentation of their products, where the music is too loud and is either horrible top 40 "alt rock" or local bands who are equally horrible but think they're going to get somewhere, where the art on the walls looks like it was done by a kindergarten (oh sorry, was that art?), there are roaches and rats crawling in the walls (happens A LOT more than you think) and lastly, somehow dare to charge absurd prices (if you weren't aware, prices don't necessarily reflect quality) and lastly, somehow stay in business.

That's all I have to say. Apparently I care a little too much. Maybe I should be more involved in the restaurant industry. And do mean that with an emphasis and elitism.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Middle school flashback

"Im super laid back person until you mess with my kids, family or friends. I can be the nicest sweetest person or a bitch out of hell your choice."

Not my quote, found it on my coworker's friend's (I think) info.

I never understood the super solidarity for your family but then pure evil, hatred and violence to everyone else. Why not just love everyone?

Friday, May 14, 2010


Deadlines are approaching, roller coaster of insanity is more chaotic than ever.
Writing out the list of things that have happened in the past weeks and the things that are about to come, both positive and negative, is too much for my soul right now.
Also, I just took the round of my nightly supplements and I feel a little out of my body. I suppose it makes me almost high... extremely zoned out and fuzzy.

I'll just focus on a few of the positive things:
Moved into a co-op/collective with 8 other people (alot I know!) but the house is MASSIVE and beautiful. We have potted plants everywhere and a plot at the ppatch and an entire wall of grains, rice, beans and spices. And lots of cast iron. And so many other more amazing goodies. I absolutely love it.Planted two different kinds of mint, chervil, flat leaf parsley (but it's actually some unknown heirloom variety) and marjoram outside my 3rd story attic window.

Worked on our ppatch and school farm. We got an acre! And lots of grant money!
This entire wheelbarrow full of salad greens was harvest from the farm and the rest was foraged on campus. So delicious.

Baked this double chocolate mocha cake for my mom:
All from scratch. Even made the chocolate shavings on top. It's also what sent me into day long stomachaches and a commitment to my diet.

Lastly, this was my all gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, baking yeast free supper:
Gluten free crepes with peanut butter and fruit spread and beer. YUM.
The milk DOES contain a little bit of soy lecithin, so I cheated slightly.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Multitude of things

How to Create Seed-Starting Pots From Newspapers -- powered by

Super awesome. I totally bought sunflower starts wrapped in newspaper like this from a couple of kids last April who were selling em at a neighborhood stand. Way more profitable than lemonade!

My steel cut oatmeal is WAY too salty. I was tempted to make it savory but I'm not feeling that adventurous.

I wrote my food journal for the day and I've realized that today was truly pathetic. I think I had ONE serving of vegetables. Possibly two. How can this be when I have red cabbage, asparagus, avacados, carrots, celery, onions, corn, zucchini and spinach all in my fridge right now?! Laziness and the fact that I burned an entire dish last night (haven't done that in a long time). I blame it on the fact that I was listening to music, reading a cookbook, chopping veggies, making THREE dishes at once AND talking on skype. Multitasking anyone?

I'm going to the doctor tomorrow! yes!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I've been keeping a semi-detailed food log but here is what the world needs to know:

Eating wheat, sugar and dairy free has been WONDERFUL to my gut and skin. Love it.

But I miss stouts and porters! and chocolate.

Monday, February 22, 2010


this is a test. My blog was not supposed to be public.