Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hard Core Cupcakes

You know I love all things I found this shirt that marries my love of food and my love of the GI system (is that weird?). And this website marries the cupcake trend with the skull and crossbones.

Hard core, yet domestic and gentle...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Biscotti Bliss

This is one of my very favorite cook books. I go back to this one time and time again. The Triple Ginger Lovers is my favorite, but today I tweaked the Biscotti Aloha and made it into Orange Almond Coconut. Darren was disappointed that there was no chocolate, but who's to say we can't dip these bad boys in some bittersweet?

Wouldn't a couple dozen biscotti and this book together make a great gift for someone?

Saturday, February 03, 2007


You want a good cup of coffee? Blue Bottle Coffee Co. Kiosk in Hayes Valley might be one of SF's best kept coffee secrets. Ok, not really a secret (judging by the line), but definitely a treat. The literal hole-in-the-wall kiosk is worth the drive and the wait.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Like many, I made a resolution to "exercise more." I know that the intgible resolution is worthless, so I time-activated. I signed up for a swim class at CCSF. I pay the $40 (yes, insn't that ridiculous for 5 months of instruction?), suit up, show up, do what the coach tells me, and in one hour, resolution met! It's amazing the motivational transformation of 1 hour of swimming. I recommend it.

Here's a photo of me swimming the 200 breast in 2004 finals when I was on the CSM swim team (it's not what you think). I cropped the part where the swimmers from the next event are already on the starting blocks waiting for me to finish.... I have to say, however, that I did not finish last in any event that year.