Tuesday, 23 October 2012

27 in 27

I gave it some thought and decided (with a little help from a friend) that my list is going to look a little different this year. Everything about it is different except for the similarity in title.

27 things to make or bake in my 27th year of life

Last year I set out to do 26 things that I might not have done had there been no motivation. Some of the items on the list were things I had always wanted to try (make goat cheese), while others were things I hadn't done in a while (go horseback riding) and happily used the excuse of the list to do them once again. It went great- I crossed some things off my list that I was really proud of. The only problem came when I set out to make my list for this year.... I drew a blank.

All I could come up with were delicious new meal ideas, and even more baking accomplishments I wanted to achieve - I had donuts, eclairs, buns and more dancing in my head. One could blame it on Pinterest, but it's also completely possible that I just hadn't had dinner yet.

Monday, 15 October 2012

26 in 26...What I did (and didn't) do this past year

 I made a list on my birthday one year ago of things I wanted to accomplish in the coming year. Here is the finished product of what I did and didn't do! For most of the items that were finished, you can follow the link to the post for that item.

1. Make Foccacia bread  Done!

2. Go Snowshoeing with my love (There's a story here...) Sadly this didn't happen- I missed the boat during the snow season, which in my defense was quite short last winter.

3. Make homemade salsa. I wish I could say I did this one. I have a few garden tomatoes that are perfectly ripe and begging for this to happen, but.... I just didn't do it. 

4. Grow my own herbs Done! Worked great in a planter on the deck!

5. Draw. Anything. (Something I used to really enjoy and constantly swear I'll start up again) Done!! I doodled a few times... don't think there will be a blog with pictures though ;)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Turducken: Reviewed

If you've been tracking along with me this past year, you probably know about the list I made on my Birthday- 26 things I wanted to accomplish in my 26th year of life. One of the more daunting tasks was to make a Turducken (#11)

For those of you that haven't heard of it, a Turducken is a Turkey that has been stuffed with a duck that has been stuffed with a chicken. All three birds are deboned, and there is stuffing in between each layer, so when complete you can cut straight through the center to reveal a cross section of turkey>stuffing>duck>stuffing>chicken>stuffing. Some people choose to do three seperate stuffings (all different flavours) in each layer, but I chose to stick with my family recipe. My family *cough Nicole cough* does not always enjoy the... adventurous nature of my cooking, so I wanted something about this beast to be recognizable.

Friday, 5 October 2012

What's the rush, Rushy Pants?

I don't know why I've always felt rushed in my life. Rushed to get through high school; rushed to figure out what I want to do with my life. Rushed to get married and start a family. To be out of debt. To buy a house. To have a retirement plan.

It's as though I have grown up with the "normal age" to have all these things done seared in my brain. I'm sure there were many influences in that- conversations with family and friends, media etc. I can distinctly remember planning out my life with my cousin when we were little. I wanted to be married by 20, and have my first baby at 22. Of course we would buy our first home the year we got married. It just made sense.
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