Some things of the past
May 10, 2010 § 4 Comments
Today I officially start the 2nd day of my time in Taiwan. Yesterday was such a lazy day for me. I woke up at around 7am and I spent the morning perusing through blogs, trying to make self-timer on my camera work so I can post pictures for the Yoga May Challenge. I downloaded and printed some piano sheet musics simply because I was bored. Mid-morning, I rolled out the yoga mat and did a few sun salutations, but found that I couldn’t go on. I was that lazy. I sat meditating for awhile and that calmed my antsy mind. Lunch came around and I made myself an omelette and steamed veggies.
I’ve been dying to get a haircut for the past few weeks. Since it’s soooooo much cheaper in Taiwan to get a high-quality cut I decided to wait till I’m here. Costs about $15 bucks here, and wayyyyyyyy better than SuperCuts quality. And so, I trekked off in the afternoon, caught the bus like I’ve been doing that every day. Although I’ve been away from home for 4 months, I always feel like I’ve never left whenever I come back, like time stopped when I left home and started again when I returned. Isn’t that weird? Does that ever happen to you?
In the evening I actually baked something! Finally. Well, I bought this can of olives to make the Mediterranean Black Olive Bread over winter break, but never got around to it. When I saw it yesterday, I decided to get to it. Unfortunately, we ran out of olive oil!!!!!! Besides olives, that is a crucial part of the recipe! I had to go with regular canola oil instead. So no pictures here. It’s still pretty good, but not as flavorful as it should be. BRILLIANT with some brie cheese though! I plan to make another one tomorrow with olive oil, and i’ll post pictures then!
Today I have an exciting plan!:
- Ashtanga yoga in the A.M.
- Lunch with one of my fave yoga teachers at an Italian restaurant
- Shopping with mom?
Yes, I plan on having a full-body massage while I am back. While I was at the barber shop yesterday, they gave me a mini shoulder massage. Only then did I realize how tense I have been for the past few weeks! Right then, I knew I had to squeeze in a massage…for the good of my body.
I also found some old pictures yesterday when I was just bumming around the house doing nothing. Pictures of stuff I baked in the past that I’d like to share here. Recipes can be found under my Cook page soon.
This was truly a delish! OMG, cakey bottom, creamy cheesy middle, topped with blackberries and crumbles! Note to self: MAKE THIS AGAIN!
This I made for my ❤ on Valentine’s day this year. Cheesecake is his favorite!
THIS WAS SO GOOD TOO! I actually used butterscotch chips because I didn’t have any toffee chips at hand at that time. Toffee/butterscotch + apple + crumbles = HEAVEN!
An epic bread!
These were delish little gems! So chewy and moist and banana-y!
These were very rich, as you can tell. The cupcake is chocolate, filled with chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups mixed with peanut butter and a little heavy cream. The topping included more peanut butter and heavy cream..lol. I could only have one at a time, because they were so rich!
Here are also some of the eats I had yesterday. Mangoes here are soooooooooooooo GOOD! Not tart or sour at all. So juicy and full of flava!
Crunchy and juicy asian pears! I always have so much whenever I come back here.
What’s your favorite fruit?
What are some of the really good baked goods you’ve had recently?