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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

She's back in the game!

After over a month long absence from blogging, I'm happy to say that I am now back and in business. While part of my absence was due to sheer laziness, I also filled that time with a good dose of nail-biting, finding a new place ( a House!), working to afford the move, packing, throwing stuff out, getting new stuff, moving, and settling in.

I moved to Bensonhurst, a neighborhood in South Brooklyn close to Coney Island. It's a lot farther out than what I'm used to but there are so many advantages to living out here than I initially realized. For one thing, it makes me appreciate the things I took for granted before, like coffee shops, gentrified grocery stores, and being 15-30 minutes away from Wburg or Manhattan.
I also started working at a wholesale bakery in Queens and that pretty much rules. I get to prep, bake and collate two days a week and it's the bee's knees. Between that and the nightly bike rides, free time, and the starting of art projects I've been putting off forever I have to say that life's pretty sweet right now. I'm not even going to get into the heat situation in New York right now.
Artwork to follow, I'm working on something for someone's birthday and will post after the birthday has come (this weekend).
Also, get psyched for guaranteed once-a-week posts! Woohoo!!

Now, for some food photos:
I made this bread shortly before I moved; it's a braided bread with a lemon curd filling, which was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be to make. It was also my first time making bread and I was quite pleased with the results.

And, this was Alec's dinner at the restaurant we went to on my birthday. I took a picture of his because it was a lot more interesting than mine. Viva La Mexico!

Did I mention that in front of our house, we have a vegetable and herb garden? Heck yes!