Sometimes things seem too good to be true. Like when I bought a pint of “ice cream” entitled “Arctic Breeze” that said it tasted like ice cream, but only had 80 calories in the whole pint!!!!
It most definitely did NOT taste like ice cream.
Or when I thought that the j.crew factory sale ad that said “50% off everything” meant 50% off the already-super-low prices in red, when really…those were 50% off. (This obvs did not keep me from buying a new wardrobe.) Continue reading
All right friends. One more non-baking post, and then I’m done. I swear.
I’m back in Texas! It is full of summer. There is sun, sun, sun as far as the eye can see. Pool water, agua fresca + club soda, and lots of salsa is basically all I require in a day. I missed it, and I love it.
Let’s talk for a moment about what I admire most about Parisians.
They have this ridiculous superpower that allows them to walk into a boulangerie/patisserie/bakery…and just…say what they want. They already know. They have the ability to…I believe one says, “make a decision.”
I am unfamiliar with this concept. Continue reading
I have learned a few things here.
1. There is no order to boarding the metro or the train, or to crossing the street. At first, I got angry when people stepped in front of me. Now, I realize that I can do it too! Getouttamahway. I have nowhere in particular to be, but I must get there before you.
2. I have no idea why people want to learn English. It is a ridiculous language with 375,927 rules and 6 times as many exceptions.
3. The most wonderful thing in the world is being some place where you feel comfortable enough to get lost, but at the same time are still fascinated by everything around you. Doors. (yes. doors.) Menu boards sitting outside cafes and bistros. People sitting outside cafes and bistros. Street names.
4. This is brown sugar:
Does anyone else think that we should bring back the Valentine’s shoebox “mailbox” that we all had in elementary school? We could decorate them. And fill them with Toy Story Valentines. So far, haven’t been able to convince anybody. (Hopefully people know what I’m talking about and don’t think I’m crazy.)
Anyways. Here is some stuffs to make! Even if you hate Valentine’s (I know you’re out there (but not sure why you can’t just appreciate all the chocolate)), these things will still taste good. Promise. Continue reading
I went to New Orleans during Christmas. The last time I was there was nearly a year ago, and that is an unusually long time between NOLA visits. It was high time to go back.
We stayed in the Iberville Suites. This is the ultimate in awesome because it’s attached to the Ritz, and you get to use all of the Ritz fancy things (like the most amazing hotel workout room ever), but you pay not even close to Ritz rates. It’s in the French Quarter, but a couple of blocks away from Bourbon so noisy Quarter-goers won’t keep you up at night. It’s the 2nd time I’ve stayed there, and I would highly recommend it! Continue reading