I’m a creature of habit. I like routine and predictability. And when things are out of the ordinary or unpredictable, it just is a bit more challenging for me. Just like how my blog’s been the past few months. I’m not sure if it’s the transition into the new position I started at the pharmacy last fall, the chaos of the holidays that soon followed, my parents who are living with me temporarily while they await their renewed passports before flying back overseas (it’s been going on 4 months now /sigh), the peak of business during the beginning of the new year, etc. It seems like all these things compounded have affected my usual routine of posting on a more regular basis. Honestly, I’m tired of having to deal with ‘life’, causing me to break away from blogging, cooking, baking and sharing what’s so near and dear to me… especially since it’s something that
is was part of my usual, daily routine.
I took some time to reassess things and I’m going to try and get back into the groove and balance life a bit so I can relax more. Cook and bake more. Share more. So if you’ve noticed how sporadic my posts have been the past few months, thank you for your patience and coming back to visit. I’ve missed sharing on a regular basis. Life is moving faster than ever (especially with a growing little boy!) and I want to capture the little moments and memories we make together while I can. That said, here’s what’s happened this past weekend!
Saturday was a busy day in the kitchen. I taught three classes back to back, from 11:00am to 6:30pm, starting out with a French Bistro class making sweet and savory crepes and quiche (sadly no pics). The next class was eggrolls and spring rolls where we covered a few different Asian varieties and talked about the differences of each.
The last class of the day was my sushi class. We had a lot of fun being creative with the ingredients and everyone left confident making sushi maki. I also covered temaki rolls (hand rolls) and nigiri.
After a day full of classes, I relaxed by spending time much needed time with my friend Melissa over Spanish Tapas and sangria at Cafe Iberico!
On Sunday, I hosted a culinary tour of the Pilsen neighborhood. We had a great group of folks and had a lot of delicious fun at each of the stops including…
After the tour, it was time to pick up Joel from his dad’s, head home to tend to domestic chores and recharge for the week ahead. Overall, it was a fun and delicious weekend!