If you have Netflix, you’ve probably already binge watched the second season of “Orange is the New Black” like me. That show is so addicting and I’m sad to have to wait again for a whole new season to come out. One of the episodes that caught my attention is the one where Piper is granted furlough from prison and gets to go home for a day. At one point, she bites into a giant burger and you witness her savor every bite as if it were her last…probably because it actually was her last for a while. Though Swiss food is nothing like prison food (I’m actually growing quite fond of sausages), I can relate. My mouth is watering thinking about all the delicious food I’m about to eat during my trip back to the States next week. I can’t wait to go to El Nido and Gordo for a giant burrito served with free chips and salsa (yes, there will be multiple burrito outings). Or eat fresh sushi, enjoy a real American breakfast, be served ice water, buy a sandwich with more than once slice of meat, and order a decent tasting salad at a restaurant.
Dates are my best friend during detox season. They are the most delicious, naturally sweet fruit out there and they deserve an award. When ground with almonds and cinnamon, they make yummy bites of sweetness to curb your sugar cravings. But due to my giant sweet tooth, I managed to over-dose on the cinnamon date balls this month and it was time to find a new date recipe.
The Olympics came and went in a hurry this year and there was hardly any time to do anything but glue myself to the couch for two straight weeks. Now the Olympics are done and my TV shows have yet to start up again, so what in the world am I supposed to do when I get home from work? Luckily, Jenna’s birthday came to the rescue, and there was an excuse to have a party and for me to make something tasty. Since the official games are over, she decided that we needed to have our own Olympics; the Beer Olympics.
My usual Saturday consists of morning yoga, a chai latte, some sort of baking/crafting in the afternoon, and hopefully an evening outing. A few Saturdays ago was no different (well, plus a haircut). My friends Jesse and Lisa, who are fellow lovers of cooking and baking, were hosting a wine pairing party. The basis was that we would have several different courses and each dish was paired with a particular wine that complements the dish. Wine and delicious food? My kind of Saturday night.