Tuesday, March 29, 2011

done and done

today was the last day. 
30 yoga classes in 29 days.



and totally bananas. 

but i am done. 
and maybe now my life can get back to normal. 
or at least semi on track. 

yeah right. 

right after i dress like a man for gender switch day. 
and chaperone the senior trip.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

excuse me?

i'm pretty sure monday was the first day of spring. 

so can someone please tell me why there is snow on the ground right now?

or why there is snow in the forecast for today?

i thought suicide season was over. 

guess not.


Friday, March 18, 2011

vanilla ice cream

so my friend
makes her friends and family fun baked treats for their birthday. 

so i thought that maybe i would give it a shot. 
but with ice cream.

only problem is, 
this yoga is killing me.

i mean, i'm freaking exhausted.
it seems like all i do is sleep, teach, and yoga.
my life is a disaster.

but i did it. 
i made ml some vanilla ice cream. 
her favorite.

and it was crazy easy.

when i made the chocolate ice cream it was pretty simple.
(a lot easier than i thought it would be, actually.)
it was a french style ice cream 
(it had egg yolks in it)
but it was easy. 

well this time i decided to try the philadelphia style.
(no eggs)

holy bananas.


pinch of salt, 
vanilla bean, 
vanilla extract, 





ps. baked potato chips suck. 
so they're healthier.
they suck. 

and i really wanted some chips.
bummer city.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

the happiest sound in the world.

the sound of the ice cream truck

i just heard it. 

and it was amazing. 

it means that the deathly cold of winter is over soon. 

and that could not make me happier. 

the sound of the ice cream truck is amazing. 

and the first time you hear it each year...
the best. 

summer time is coming. 

i may survive another winter. 

thank god.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

it's day 10

and i'm exhausted.

and smelly.

you should smell my clothes.

i really need a washing machine in my apartment.

plus my hair looks crazy.
i hate washing my hair every day.
how boring.

but on a happy note,
that chocolate ice cream dream team of flavors i made
is awesome.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

february 24th

it was my millie's second birthday. 

look how cute she is with her birthday card. 

what a flippin' princess.



Monday, March 7, 2011

chocolate ice cream

so i used my new book.

and since i used the book, 
i'm not going to include the recipe here. 
(you can buy the book and give it a shot yourself.
yeah, i'm that mean.)

the chocolate ice cream is 

like, all i want to do today is eat ice cream, rockstar. 

it makes me very happy. 

'cause i was very nervous about it.

i have not had the best of luck with custards.
where you have to mix warm liquids with eggs 
and hope to god that they don't curdle.
not fun.

it was stupid easy.
and it is crazy chocolatey.
and i made tons. 

and since i'm a wild one, 
i decided to take all of that chocolate 
and try a couple of other flavors too.  

chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
(pretty self explanatory)

chocolate thin mint ice cream.
(crushed thin mint cookies mixed in.)


three for the price of one. 

now my question is
can i count that as three ice creams
towards my new year's resolution goal? 
i want to. 
but maybe that's cheating? 

i'm not sure.

i am super excited about this chocolate delight.

and i'm trying really hard not to eat it all at once. 
cause i totally could.

vb: "how was it?"
vd: "i want more."

ps. maybe i'm not a fan of pomegranate? 
i mean i like the fruit.
but maybe not pomegranate juice.
at any rate,
i had to get rid of the pomegranate ice cream.
just not my cup of tea. 
oh well.
(now what do i do with all of that left over juice in my fridge?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

blueberry ice cream

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
mix blueberries, sugar, and salt in pot.

mash the berries.
only about 5 minutes.

add milk.

stir in heavy cream.

put through a sieve.


ice cream maker time. 



so i realize that blueberries aren't in season.
so obviously i didn't make this any time recently,
but i did want to share.

and i ate some blueberries today,
(and some blackberries and strawberries too)
going against all policies i have about eating fruit out of season.
which is a good policy,
as it turns out,
cause while not horrible,
those berries sucked.
big time.

i mean,
talk about no flavor.


when will summertime be here?
i need berries and warmth.

ps. pineapple sorbet was a huge hit.
it's like summertime in your mouth. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

so i'm a little smelly...

so a friend of mine turned me onto bikram yoga
as in hot yoga. 


but sweaty. 

i mean i sweat a lot already, 
but this is crazy pants. 

but march is 30 day challenge month,
(30 days of yoga in a row)
and of course i'm crazy enough to give it a shot. 

i mean the half marathons have fallen through
(thanks a lot nyrr)
so i have to do something to pretend i'm not the fattiest of all the fatties.

good luck.

only problem is, 
hot yoga makes me sweat. 

more than i ever have before. 
and that means i am crazy smelly. 

like you can smell me down the hall and around the corner. 


it's going to be a smelly 30 days. 

at least my cats will like it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

pineapple sorbet

  • pineapple, pureed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar

cut up pineapple.

mix in water and sugar.
(add more sugar if you want.
i just prefer unadulterated juice.)

throw in i'scream maker.
(ps. how cute is i'scream?)



um, summertime much?

ps. i totally got the idea for this from my new book,
but i went rogue and put in way less sugar than he says to.
so whatevez.

i'm a rebel.
and a rockstar.

seriously though.
i need to be on a beach.
drinking pina coladas.

wintertime be gone.
i hate you.