Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dark Arts Lecture, This Friday

Click on the flyer.

Click on the flyer.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A New High

I love nature. My legs and arse ache from running, but I'm elated. This is the first time I've jogged outside along the Charles river, yet cantering along with the view of the city's landscape felt like I'd been doing this for for years. Rowers train on the river, their oars gleam through the water, twisting to break the surface. The ground where I stop to catch my breathe is covered in sprouts of young wild grass, poking their heads out in the dew of Spring. I hear runner thuds behind me, time to get moving. My feet pick up and connect with the rhythm of the movement. I jog back a couple of miles to my apartment while dreaming of devouring the artichoke and pesto raviolis I made the night before.

J-Schools Play Catchup

New York Times put out this article about journalism schools changing their curriculum from print to

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why Going Away For A Weekend Kinda Stinks

Catching Up!

What's in store for this week/weekend:
Two articles to edit
Spanish homework
Bring back the "Broke In Boston" blog
Design flyer for Dark Art's lecture
Start an Etsy Account
Start a Column
Interview with a Dentist (dental school may be in my near future)
Volunteer at 826
Placement Test

Basically, I will be living at a teashop for the weekend.
Many blog posts to come. Can't wait for the semester to be over May 20th.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'm going to Pennsylvania for Easter,
but first I'll be making a pit stop in
Cleveland to visit with cousins and friends.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

No heavy bag of cookbooks, but I did learn a delicious recipe.
Work has unfolded its challenges not only in keeping track of the many book sales, but now in who will become the next Hachette Iron Chef. The task is to create the most deserving and delectable dish possible. The winner receives
five of our best selling cookbooks.

I decided to bake something timeless and easy. Cupcakes!

I've tasted many cupcakes from coconut to red velvet. We're talking perfectly moist, just enough, but not too much sugariness and delightful flavors too. I've sampled many a different varieties - and now declare myself an addict. If cupcakes have such an addiction for me, then maybe there are others. I know if I ever get married damn right the cupcake'll be there.

I attempted to use the same recipe as Magnolia's. I hope to come home with a heavy bag of cookbooks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

No Fungi

I didn't find any morel mushrooms either because they were too hidden or being part of a novice forager-party we didn't know where to look. Though, I am glad I got to get my hands dirty looking through a carpet of dead leaves of deciduous poplar trees. The aromatic smell of earthiness in the mountains was unbeatable. We hiked to a waterfall during the mycological walk.

The great thing about the mountains is that these rare mushrooms are sold in farms and markets for half the cost of what they would be in fancy food shops. Although, there's a sense of accomplishment and excitement in going to the mountains and finding one's own, I still didn't have to spend a lot of money to buy them.

Two steps into town and I am turned into an absolute omnivore. The produce that's available to a gal living in Boston is fairly restrictive during this time of year, so it's amazing to be walking around a farmer's market in the mountains and trying different berries from earthenware containers, or walking the streets of a countryside downtown and crunching on a homemade pickle.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

F is for foraging

I'm going to partake in a new adventure of morel mushroom picking in the Appalachian Mountains. I've always had a strange affinity for mushrooms, especially those hard to come by like the morel. Don't know what that is? They're resilient, crazy looking honey combed little fuckers. Google it now! This mushroom only blooms for a couple of weeks during the rite of spring. Case in point, the mountains are a fantastic place to discover uncommon species that can't be found anywhere else. And It is incredibly easy to spend days up there admiring the beauty of nature.

Terri Trespicio on the Today Show....Yesterday