Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy 2006!

Well, a very happy new year to everyone! I wish you all the good stuff - superlative health, happiness with what we have, growth and creativity, thin thighs and the realization that we all need to care for each other. The good news is that I have proudly paraded through the holidays without any family freakiness, which truly is a first for several years. OK, many years. It felt good. Everyone behaved as adults who enjoy each others company (even though we snuck presents to the "cool people." You gotta have a little disfunction).

My other exciting news is that I got the green light from the Globe food editor to get a Short Order printed! A Short Order is a sound-bite of a newspaper article highlighting a unique thing that is worth seeking out. My topic: Penzey's Spices Double Strength Vanilla Extract. I don't know when it will be printed, but I'll let you know. The Globe is going to run a photo too. This is big doins for little ole me. Just when you think you're doomed to a career of babysitting full-grown adults who should know how to behave in public and at work, a ray of light on the horizon shines to keep you huffing and puffing toward your goal.

I had another failure with the bagel & eggs recipe today. I omitted the whole bagel thing and instead cooked the eggs etc up ahead of time, then wrapped them in pizza dough a la scrambled egg calzone. (Not all that easy to do, let me tell ya. Everything was gushy.). Then baked for 45 minutes. It was an appetizing golden brown and tasted like mush. Too much dough. Way too much. Back to the drawing board. Now I'm thinking of puff pastry in muffin tins filled with the eggs. Pretty heart unhealthy however. More to ponder.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the upcoming publishing in the Globe!!!! Post the link here when it's published!!!

And happy new year to you too!

Anonymous said...

Cool...glad you'll be published!

I haven't tried the double strength. Too wimpy, and cheap :), I guess. I picked up the single strength for some holiday recipes. I've been badgering Scott to stop buying spices at the grocery store and to only go to Penzey's. We'll have to see if he obeys. :)

Happy new year to you and T!