hey rain, get outta here
yikes where did this awful weather come from? i’ve had enough of it. cold AND rainy = no fun. no fun at all. The weather forecast seems to be about the same for the entire weekend. I’m crossing my fingers that this doesn’t disrupt the pirate ship party.
Yesterday while sitting at my cube I had a hankering for something warm and something sweet. There is this great cafe right down the street from my work. Teavolve. They also have twitter @teavolve . Anyways, I am in love with their food and teas and always jump at the opportunity to go there. They get their food locally and are a great company. I moseyed on down and opted for a vanilla rooibos tea. By far rooibos and chai are my all time favorites and I particularly love their rooibos. Sweet and delicious. No extra sweeteners necessary for you sweet tea lovers. It’s the perfect tea, i swear 🙂 I got my tea and then chose the mini apricot white chocolate scone. a baby scone with great flavors. YUM! I was crossing my fingers for something pumpkiny (obsess much?) but i was told there would be some in the future. yay.
Last night after work I went home to Columbia to visit my parents. My mom cooked up some Chinese soup which was perfect for the dreary weather. Don’t know what its called, but it has meatballs (she made them with ground pork and shrimp) chinese cabbage, chinese squash of some sort, clear noodles, mushrooms, scallions, in a broth. I love putting white rice into the soup personally. My mom eats it on the side. She was so sweet to give me some leftovers so I can have it for dinner tonight. YUM. miss moms cooking, nothing’s better.
Today’s lunch was a simple one. Cheese sandwich. On some amazingly fresh potato bread I had two thin slices of meunster, yellow mustard and some banana peppers. I bought some of these chips from TJs the other weekend. They reminded me of sun chips which i am completely in love with. eh not so much. they say reduced guilt, but they just didn’t really cut it for me. i guess maybe the texture? Tasted a little on the cardboard side to me. eh, can’t win them all TJs, even though you win most!
So have any of you heard about the book The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone? I’m intrigured. I want to read it. She talks about her journey to going vegan, has different recipes, and much much more. I love finding great veggie recipes. I saw a clip of her on The View and really want to get the book. It just came out yesterday I believe. I think perhaps a trip to Barnes and Nobles soon?
I actually just got two new cookbooks. I ordered them off amazon. I have been wanting these two for so long and finally decided to put the order in.
Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros and Eat Drink and be Vegan by Dreena Burton. Can’t wait to get these in the mail.
Workin the desk tonight at the yoga studio 🙂 I’m planning on taking the hot vinyasa class tomorrow after work and also again saturday morning before the baby shower. I didn’t go yesterday and already have the urge to get to another class. this is a great feeling!
i’ve also started looking at half marathons next year. the ones i’m considering are Zooma Annapolis which is an all womens race, the Baltimore Half, and the Hamptons half which I wasn’t able to go to this year and deferred to 2010. hmm the possibilities.
Have a great Thursday lovies.