It seems as though my muse has up and left me! Is that fair? No! I feel like I'm complaining all the time, that I have nothing new to talk about, etc.
I could've written an adorable St. Patrick's Day post about what a cute green outfit I had on, and where I went, and how I made rainbow cupcakes with gold coins on top, but really…that would be a lie. I spent from 10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. on St. Patty's Day- WORKING. I had a green ribbon in my hair, and I was so busy I didn't have a chance to eat anything, much less cook anything.
I feel like I still haven't found my "groove" yet- not with blogging, but with work and school.
I'm not abandoning this blog, I promise. I just need to find my groove again. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
|She's grabbing my mom's finger and licking her- not biting!|
This sweet little girl is coming home with us on the 27th! We're naming her Nigella, after Nigella Lawson, the author of this cookbook (and many more, but I use this one constantly- doesn't the title just make you want to bake?!) How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking. We're going to call her Gelly or Gella, because, well, we can. And it rhymes with Jeeves, who is our other cat.
I can't wait until the day I can bring a little puppy home some day…I have a huge thing for Corgis!
Maybe in part to this video…
By the way, I just want you to know that I am a huge advocate for adopting pets- please don't buy a cat or dog when there is another one already looking for a good home! Jeeves was found at a construction site and Nigella was found by herself wandering around in a field :(
Do you have any adorable pets that I can drool over?
Monday, March 5, 2012
It's Sunday night, and I'm watching my newly-reactivated Netflix-Wii-TV combo (in case you're interested, I just started the first season of Downton Abbey, watched several episodes of SNL: the 2000's, and am currently on Episode 11 of My Boys: Season 1). Yesterday, I was on day 4 of feeling like death warmed over- sore throat, stuffy nose, tickly cough, migraine, no energy, etc. I haven't gotten this sick since I can't remember when, so I knew it was time to break out my special ginger tea. I got the recipe from Sara Moulton Cooks at Home -one of my fave cookbooks by the way, but I've changed it a bit over the years. And because I had run out of both DayQuil and NyQuil, I turned to Pinterest and combined a DIY PM Cold Remedy recipe with my Ginger Tea, and OH MAN. OH MAN.
I am better. Overnight. I am not joking.
And because I love you all, I am sharing this insane recipe.
Kate's Insane Tonic (as soon as I think of a better name, I'll fix it)
5 Cups Water
1 3-inch piece of Ginger, peeled and chopped (How To Peel Ginger-The Easy Way)
1 Cinnamon Stick, snapped in half
3 whole Cloves
Place all ingredients in a saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil. Take off the heat, and let it steep for 10 minutes.
Pour a mugfull, add some honey or pure maple syrup, a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Stir!
Drink and be well! You can also drink this over ice if you are so inclined.
|I did NOT strain this but you definitely can!|
Disclaimer: Do not give this to children, unless you are one of those parents who is okay with giving their children alcohol, and then in which case, give on!
In other non-sick-related news, my friends Matt and Lauren got engaged last night!
|And of course their cutie puppy, Ralphy!|
|And SO Gorgeous!|
Happy Birthday Donnie!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hi there! You all know I'm very intelligent, right? So intelligent that I decided to start school and new-job training in the same week. And then of course, I got sick. Boo. Ugh. Yikes. Etc. I had 8 training shifts and then have to complete 3 exams (I've completed 2) to be considered a "real" employee. Tomorrow morning I'm going in for my last test, and I also have a phone appointment with my mentor at my new university. So I decided to take some time off and focus on work and school, but I'm back now! Have I mentioned that I feel like poo? I've been sucking down a mixture of honey, lemon, and cinnamon, drinking tons of herbal tea, and spooning up hot chicken broth. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a sore-throated, stuffy-nosed, head-achy Kate? Because I would most definitely appreciate any and all suggestions! Thanks everyone- hope to be back soon.