Archive for January, 2008

Fish sauce and curry paste

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

So in the absence of any forthcoming $6,000 grants, I’ve decided to take my own culinary tour of Thailand. And so even though it appears that I am not yet done worshipping the porcelain goddess from time to time, I’ve been cooking up a storm. Last week our good friend James went back to China […]

Tempting Darwin

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Someone please tell me these guys haven’t contributed to the gene pool…. Yes, that’s an electric grill they’ve hooked up in the middle of the pool.  With floating extension cords. Wow. Via boingboing.

Best Ice Cream Evar

Monday, January 7th, 2008

 Veeeery tasty. And I  learned a few things about making ice cream. 1) If you’re going to eat it right away, consider using less fat. This recipe was half heavy cream. When it was still fairly soft, just out of the churn, it tasted so buttery we could each just eat a couple tablespoons worth.  […]

OB visits

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Are actually something to look forward to now. Today I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Sha-shunk, sha-shunk, sha-shunk. It sounded so…. real. I also learned that I’ve already twinged my sciatic nerve, which explains the intermittent breathtaking pain in my pelvis. Not good news, since most women get sciatica much […]


Monday, January 7th, 2008

of what we did this Christmas is up at Josh’s photo gallery. I was going to excerpt a picture of me asleep in front of the fire and tell you that that was all you needed to know, but it looks like he took those out in favor of the pictures that make it look […]

My next birthday present

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Ha ha ha. Seriously, if there are any millionaires out there just itching to do a good deed for someone (maybe in exchange for pottery?) then I just found my dream vacation: a culinary tour of Thailand, led annually by chef Pranee Halvorsen. Check out her page and scroll down towards the bottom and check […]

Excitement with a side of whipped cream

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Part of our Christmas swag this year was something I’d wanted for a long while and just couldn’t conscience getting for myself… not with all my dieting efforts! (But hey, someone else got it for me, so now it’s perfectly okay to use it as much as possible) – a Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker! W00t! […]

Third time’s the charm

Friday, January 4th, 2008

So for those of you that remember, the garbagemen in my neighborhood are STILL morons. (For those of you that care, here’s backstory 1 and backstory 2). Once again they took my recycling bin along with my recycling. Despite all the boldly painted recycling signs all over it and the fact that it is obviously […]

A light at the end of the tunnel

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I think it’s nearly (as Josh says) the beginning of the end of the beginning! Since I’m finishing up 11 weeks this Friday, the second trimester – and its break from constant nausea and fatigue – is right on schedule. And just in time for the New Year! I’ve had less nausea than usual today […]