Sunday, January 20, 2008


Ok, guys. Help me out here. Ever since coming back from winter break, I've had no motivation to cook. None. Nada. Zip zap zero. What's going on here? Seriously, I made a huge pot of soup last week, and a stir fry a few days ago, and that's all the cooking I've done. I've been living off of bread and apples, and I'm kind of sick of it. Ok, I'm really sick of it. This is not like me at all-- I usually cook pretty well and semi-fancily-- and it's kind of upsetting to be eating store-bought bread 3x a day.

How do you get your cooking muse back when it's gone? Any cool recipes I should try out?


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

remembrances and resolution

(Isn't "remembrance" such an official sounding word?)

In 2007, I...

...really became committed to vegetarianism (though I'd been vegetarian for 5 years)
....discovered food blogging
...became really interested in veganism
....started a vegan blog
...starting thinking about how my choices affect the environment a wonderful internship at a first-teir national magazine and learned quite a lot
....worked 60 hours a week at 3 jobs in the summer
...realized how hard some people really have it
...had a summer with absolutely horrible moments, but some really nice ones too
...moved to Germany for my junior year abroad
....after looking forward to it for years ended up thoroughly hating the first few months
....then decided it wasn't perfect and wasn't exactly what I wanted, but why not enjoy it anyway?
...started learning another language (one that has a different alphabet and is written from right to left and that is totally impractical for me!)
...spent NYE at home sick!

In 2008, I plan to.... more for the environment to a new country in a new continent
...learn to take better pictures
...knit more
...more books, less internet
...listen to more new (for me) music healthily, insert usual resolutions here
...get another magazine internship
...try more new things that I think I won't like
...think about other people more more things instead of just thinking about them

(I'll probably proptly forget about most of these plans, but oh well. It's 3 am and I'm sick, so I decided I'm allowed to post gratuitous, self-absorbed lists on my blog!)


2007. It came and now it's gone.

Happy New Year! Here's to hoping this is a peaceful, happy, healthful year for all of us. I know I'm excited to see what this year has in store.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my little blog over the past year. I've had lots of fun and I can't wait to see where my blog goes in the coming year. "Discovering" food blogs was definately one of the highlights of 2007 for me-- I've loved reading and learning from your blogs.