Since I sort of stopped reading other people's blogs for a couple of months there around and after the holidays, I missed out on participating in "Behind the Apron." Boo! So, here's my very belated entry.
Hey. This is me. Standing in my kitchen. (The best place EVER!) I just got my hair cut not too long ago, and it used to be really long, and really unruly. The jury's still out on the new hair cut, because it takes me a long time to get used to new things. Let's see . . . I grew up in Wisconsin, moved to Minnesota for college, and have been here ever since. I have a cat:
His name is Oliver. Sometimes he thinks he's a dog, sometimes he's just really naughty, and sometimes (very rarely) he can be very sweet.
Let's see . . . I think the best way to tell you about myself is the little random paragraph in my profile, so here it is!
Things I like: food, cooking, dining out, vegetarianism/veganism, nutrition, the environment, playing in nature, Burt's Bees lip balm, children, yoga, tea, recycling, composting, coffee, reading, ice cream, cloth napkins, ponies, playing outside, walking, movies, my cat, my friends, my boyfriend, writing my cookbook, handkerchiefs, singing in my church choir, pasta, goats, flip-flops, mustaches, wool socks, blogging, indie rock, Nalgene water bottles, public radio, attempting to live without a car, and Superman t-shirts. I'm a hippie. And a nerd.
Things people probably don't know about me: I have never left the country, and only very recently got a passport, I am left-brained, a visual learner, and an introvert, I have a terrible memory and need to write just about everything down, and I have a deep-seeded love of singing along with Broadway showtunes. (Although I like normal music, too!)
Things I'd like to do someday: visit my friend Laure in France, travel more, finish and publish my cookbook, camp in a tent, have kids, and own either my own catering company, or a bed and breakfast.
And now, I'll put that apron back on, because I need to get some cooking done! Chili and cornbread, hummus, and possibly spinach and artichoke pie are on the schedule for the next couple of days . . . but perhaps I should get dressed and go buy some groceries first.