Thursday, February 22, 2007

Behind the Apron

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.


Kelly said...

Never been tent camping??? You strike me as a camper.

Anonymous said...

If you are making Susan V's spinach and artichoke pie from, you are in for a real treat! It is great!


KleoPatra said...

Love this post, neat to find out more about you! And FYI i love your haircut AND your cat.

bazu said...

Yes, it was so nice to learn some new things about you! First of all, if you open a B&B, I'm there! That's always been kind of a fantasy of mine too (or at least opening a cafe).
Oh, and I have unruly hair too. I don't quite know how it happened, but I've somehow gone almost 2 years without a haircut. Ack!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I enjoyed reading your behind the apron & getting to know you + Oliver better. I'm also an NPR fan!

MeloMeals said...

I loved learning more about you.. and you're so cute.. I think the haircut is adorable..

Crystal said...

Catherine - you've never been camping?!?! That's crazytalk. We go every year usually 2 or more times if we can.

Stopped by your work's booth at the Food and Wine show. Mentioned your name and they said you were holding down the fort back at the store. It was a great event!

Now that our schedules have calmed down a bit, we should plan that dinner together :) I'll talk to Ryan about dates and e-mail you.


Anonymous said...

i need to go camping asap. it doesn't have to be difficult. Go when there is a good forecast and you won't even need that tent!

Great Behind the're cool! :-)

Dori said...

Nice to meet you Catherine and Oliver. I have never been out of the country before either. I don't really have much of a desire to, I really like being home.

I think your haircut is cute also.

Anonymous said...

i love the photo and learnig more about you!