Did you know…?
July 17, 2010 § 14 Comments
I know, I know. I’ve been gone for too long. Two days in the real world is equivalent to 2 weeks in the blogland. Hah, I feel like I’m referencing Inception. GREAT movie by the way. It really got my mind all out of whack when I left the theaters last night. I swear I was in some sort of daze for 20 min afterwards, just thinking about the complexity of the mind, the conscious, the subconscious, the super-subconscious, the super super-subconscious…
Personally, I think the mind has nth dimensions.
Well, I don’t want to give too much of a spoiler for those who haven’t seen it yet. It’s something that you must pay attention to for the entire length of the movie, or else you can get easily confused. I don’t think I’ve ever concentrated so hard on a movie before. Ever.
So two weeks two days away from the blogland naturally ended with me having way too many pictures to share, so I’ll just give ya’ll some highlight ;-).
Did you know that cottage cheese melts superbly when heated up?
Did you know that thawed frozen spinach is delicious with marinara and cottage cheese (melted)?
Did you know that you can make pesto out of arugula?
Roasted Squash with Arugula Pesto
(Recipe inspired from here; the arugula pesto from the back of the package of arugula)
First blanch about 2 cups of packed arugula in boiling water. Immediately plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain and use your hands to squeeze dry the leaves.
Also roasted some butternut squash at 350 degrees for 45 min, sprinkled with cumin.
Tip: roasted butternut squash is also very good topped with butt loads of parmesan cheese!
Did you know that I got a tub of mini plums for $3 (~a dozen) at the Farmer’s Market at La Verne on Thursday evening?
Did you know that I am currently obsessed with anything cheese + fruit related?
Speaking of the Farmer’s Market, there was some sort of “petting” area filled with goats, pigs, chickens, and bunnies there?
What can I say? It was a sight to see. I felt horribly sorry for the animals, because there were literally a dozen or more 3-8 year old kids in this tiny pen, all chasing after some animal or the other. Of course, there were lots of shrieking involved as the children ran after the bunnies.
At least this little girl seemed gentle enough to the chickens.
Did you know that Chai Spice totally blew my mind away?
Obviously, I needed something to munch on while I read this boring exhilarating paper. Upon first bite I was taken back to when I first tried chai tea. This bar totally captured the essence and the spice of a warm or cold cup of chai tea!
Needless to say, my last Kardea bar was pretty darn amazing too–the Lemon Ginger. I am now a sad little girl because I have finished all my Kardea bars :-(.
I loved all of the flavors of these Kardea bars. They are true to their words in terms of flavors. Each bar was unique in its taste and with each bite you always get hit by its intense aroma of either chai, ginger, almond, or banana. I am a satisfied taste-tester! 😀
Did you know that last night, my boyfriend and I went to a Thai restaurant, where we were constantly attacked by flies, and the waitress was swatting them just a table next to ours? Um…yeah. Not a very enticing atmosphere. The food sort of made up for it though, but I don’t think I’d go back to get attacked by flies or the fly-swatting lady again.
Hah! Dmitri was trying to act “Asian.”
My turn. I always laugh at the instructions on the chipstick slips.
I don’t know why I had that surprised look on my face. LOL I looked like a dork.
Did you know that this wrap made the perfect post-run breakfast this morning?
That pretty much sums up the past couple of days when I was MIA. We’re off whale-watching off the coast of Newport Beach this afternoon! Since it’s blue whales season, I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll get to see some blue whales! 😀
Have a great Saturday!