Monday, February 20, 2012

Why I run

"Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases some memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each foot strike rubs away a word, a look, or an event which led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp." - John Bingham
Why hello there new shoes.  I foresee a lot of running time together in the near future.  

Oh and yes, I'm a penguin.  Why do you ask?  ;)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Personal Lab

I grew up in a family where children were simply prohibited in the kitchen.  The only job that kids had were to study hard, do the occasional cleaning chore, and make sure that good grades appeared on report cards.

This resulted in a rather startled and bemused reaction on my behalf when I moved out of the dorms into an apartment of my own during my college days.  Cook?  What do you mean cook?  I could boil water, blanche greens and cook rice.  But anything beyond the scope of 3 steps was completely foreign to me.

Luckily, being a science major meant that I would have a lot of practice with set rigid protocols when it came to experiments.  When I realized that recipes were quite similar to work protocols, ecstatic was the only emotion that coursed through me while I thought about the possibilities of creations.

Fast forward 6 years later, I'm still experimenting and the thrill of trying my hand at different recipes has never abated.

At this moment, my fingers smell of bay leaves and lemon.  Garlic, rosemary, and the aroma of meat cooking on stove top permeate the air.

Tonight's experiment?  Pulled pork from pork butt boiled in a dutch oven.

We shall see in a couple more hours.  <3


This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*