Thursday, May 28, 2009


Taste: A
Look: B+

I should have greased AND floured the bottom of the pan. Other than the bottom sticking, IT IS SO DELICIOUS. 

note: 400F for 14-16 min

In the oven:

I looked a few recipes and decided to tweek them to my own. Here's what's in the oven currently:

1 1/4 cups of medium ground corn meal
almost a cup of flour (maybe 3/4? 4/5?)
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt

2 eggs, beat
1 can of corn, drained
large splash of milk (1/4 cup?)
large dollop of yogurt
about 1/4 cup of honey

Blended the wet ingredients (minus the eggs). Mixed the dry ingredients and then combined slowly, didn't over mix. Lastly, added the eggs.

Set oven to 400 and now I'm waiting.....

(Tim: the cheddar cheese in my fridge was bad... muahah)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New ring

Then I saw three more that I want to buy...

I figure that investing money into my garden, spices, food, jewelry and perfume is the way to go. Or maybe that's just my materialistic side talking...

Teresa, Nobi and I transplanted our garden yesterday! It looks wonderful. The lettuce doesn't seem too happy but hopefully we can make something work. Pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm considering taking the rest of the week off. It's my mischievous plan on how to get back at the world for hurling too much in my direction.

What is with all the "planned outages" tonight? I've seen at least 3 websites in the last hour !

Also, you know what's awesome about imaginary friends? They are forced to listen to you whine, cry and complain about life. Just how awesome is that concept? and I dont have to deal with their bullshit back at me...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This weekend

was only half productive.

Possibly made friends with the neighbors upstairs, bought more basil and oregano, bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my mom, painted my toenails, made stirfry with eggplant, bought earplugs, ate half a pack of oreos and avoided doing laundry. 


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Simple things

Sleeping cures a lot of things.

This past week, one of my favorite professors stopped me after class to make sure I was doing alright. You know it's bad when your teacher not only notices, but cares too. I decided to rest up as much as I could this weekend, which hasn't been as much as I would have liked, but Im not complaining.

Seeds have sprouted!

Our herb and veggie garden!

Yesterday, Teresa and I bought some starters just in case our seedlings failed. We figured that it was not only OK for beginners to semi cheat, but also it supported a non profit that is doing TREMENDOUS things in Seattle. I squealed with excitement when I saw how many plants were for sale. I think I smelled every single herb there was. We ended up buying sunflowers, eggplant, lavender, basil, lettuce mixes, parsley, cucumber and peppers. I'm going to write down the proper names soon. Oh and MINT! The mint smells SO DELICIOUS. I also have three packets of flowers I need to plant some time this week.


So after our plant buying adventure, we went to the produce stand and bought ridiculous amounts of veggies and fruit for under $15. Seriously, I just get excited bringing home a huge bag of food. The excitement dies when I try to figure out something to cook and nothing comes to mind though.
Later, I walked to the farmer's market and realized they started selling starters too! Our herb garden is going to be ridiculous. And delicious. AND THEN I found out we have a really good chance at getting a p-patch! YES. Im a little nervous using a public space for our veggies, just because I want the herbs to be readily accessible when I cook but I think we'll plant some squash, eggplant and loads and loads of flowers. Maybe we can attract some hummingbirds?

I really want to buy a couple of citrus trees. I was tempted to buy an elderberry bush but decided I should probably make the space before I make such an investment. I want to be able to care for my plants! (why do I sound like such a parent?)

What excited me today though was my poor man's Italian espresso and the fact that I hung my laundry out on our clothing rack to dry in the sun. YES. It just made me so excited and happy.