Sunday, June 15, 2008

News and Tidbits

taken this weekend at a farm where we had
lamb roasted on a spit and a barn dance afterwards

What a week it was! Ups, downs, and everything in-between.

• First, my brownie popsicles made The Kitchn's Seen, noted, and found delicious for June 9.

• Someone named Dorie made a nice comment about my Strawberry Tart. Could it be the famous Dorie Greenspan?

• I had to change my Blogger template since I was causing people’s computers to crash! Not good.

• Tastespotting (my favorite place to procrastinate and admire) died. I’m still in mourning. But just found Food Gawker. I'm so relieved!

• I found a couple of other cooking buddies (Kayte and Shelley) who want to join me on this cooking school curriculum journey that I’m working on. (Kayte’s computer is the one that crashed every time she visited, and she’s still interested in cooking with me!) I’m calling it "Whisk Wednesdays", and if you want to join in on the fun, click HERE for more information. We’d love to have you join us! Now, we just need a cute little avatar...

• Lastly, Mara from Lick the Spatula, who has some amazing looking treats on her blog, tagged me.

The rules:

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What was I doing ten years ago?
Expecting Baby #1.

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today? {is blogging considered “non-work”???}
1. catch up on reading other food blogs (only 360 feeds left to read!)
2. make hollandaise and eggs Benedict
3. take pictures of hollandaise
4. eat said eggs Benedict
5. write about hollandaise
Right now, everything that isn’t blogging seems like work to me. Sad, but true. I gotta get a life!!

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. carrots
2. cherries
3. plain chips and Helluva Good Dip
4. coffee cake
5. puffed wheat cake (I have been known to eat a whole pan myself in a very short amount of time)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. travel
2. live on a beach
3. eat in all the 3-star Michelin restaurants in the world
4. eat street food in as many different countries as I could
5. hire someone to clean my house, do the laundry...

Places I've lived:
1. Madang, Papua New Guinea
2. Regina, Saskatchewan
3. Ottawa, Ontario

Jobs I've had:
1. babysitter
2. writer
3. caterer
4. mom're it!! Let's hear from these five awesome bloggers!

Grandma's Kitchen Table
Food Rockz
Ezra Pound Cake
Strawberries in Paris


marae said...

wow you had a busy week....i had no idea tastespotting was gone!!

love the meme responses. i hear ya on the blogging 'to do' seems like i am always feeling like i'm slacking if i don't post pictures or an update of my latest thing, hehe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag, Shari. I'm a little slammed with work this week, but I'll definitely post my responses by this weekend, at the latest.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shari! Can't wait to spread the love!

Shelley said...

I also thank you for the tag, and I'm just going to admit right here and now that I sometimes make comfort food casseroles with cream of mushroom soup. Or cream of celery. I figure you may as well know the worst right from the beginning.