Thursday, January 14, 2010

For the Un-Love of Winter

Each year we know that winter will come. We live in a place that has 4 seasons, I choose to live here but there are times that it is a struggle. LIKE NOW!!!!

Typically the cabin fever doesn't start until the end of February. It is now January 14th and the Dreary Weather is weighing on my mood. Is this a sign of age or what?

I can't wait to get back on my bike. I finally ordered some winter tights and gloves for riding. I have to get out there and start riding, I have goals to meet.

1 - Complete the Seattle To Portland bike ride. It is about 204 miles of beautiful views and some challenging hills. Contrary to what some people think, no it is not downhill from Seattle to Portland. Yes it may look like that on a map, but it is not true. Training Plan = 2997 miles by July 17th.
2 - Ride 100 miles in the Little Red Riding Hood
3 - Ride 100 miles in the MS 150
4 - Hike Angels Landing in Zions - never been but I want to go this year.

Well, these are my words for today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Slice of Cheesecake

Here is a slice of one of the 85 cheesecakes I made over the holidays. Cherry Chip with chocolate ganache in the middle and on top. Decorated with a chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snowshoeing for the New Year

Big day of snowshoeing up to Donut Falls. This was a fun place to go back in High School. Of course back then, we went when it was warm. Great morning spent with awesome friends. My recipe for fun...A bit of outdoors, combined with friends makes a great day.

Ann McDonald, Aubrey Henderson, Meg Franklin and Me

The Beginning

So, here is the attempt to start a blog. New camera and new recipes, we will see what happens.