Asian Roll Cake

If you go to an Asian bakery, typically one of the things you will find are roll cakes. The basic cake has vanilla cream inside, but they come in a variety of flavors. The cake part is light and fluffy, and the cream isn’t that sweet, making a light dessert. Continue reading

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November 2017 Recap

It’s hard to believe, but this was my seventh year participating in NanoWrimo. It boggles my mind a little bit, that it’s been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was taking the plunge for the first time, nervous and scared, but excited to finally do it as well. My friends had been doing it for a few year by then, and I wanted to do it too. I was afraid of the time commitment, but that year I made a promise to myself that I would take on the challenge. Continue reading

Jumping Into Crossfit

In my quest to exercise more, I’ve been on the lookout for a gym that meets my requirements. These include something close to home and a gym that offers classes. I’m not one of those people that can get on a treadmill and work out by myself for an hour. I need someone telling me what to do, encouraging me and pushing me to work harder. I’ve been searching for something for the past year or so, but I hadn’t found one that had classes at a convenient time, or someplace close enough that I wouldn’t have to fight traffic just to get there. So for the time being I’d been going to a cycling studio once a week and walking. It wasn’t much, but it was something.

On one of my walks, I saw a new crossfit gym opening near my house. Continue reading

First Impressions of the Cayman Islands

Recently I had the chance to visit the Cayman Islands! For those who don’t know, it’s a small island located in the western Caribbean, and is a British territory. This means they speak English, but it’s British English. With a Caribbean accent. This means that though you can understand them, it’s not always easy. They use words I’m not used to hearing, and sometimes when they spoke quickly, I just lost track of what they were saying. We went on a tour and the tour guide was Jamaican, and I would say I understood about 50% of what he was saying. It was an adventure, that’s for sure. Continue reading

2017 Garden Update #3 – Winding Down

As summer ends and we enter fall, my garden has started to wind down. Only a few things are still growing, so this will probably be the last update for the year.

My zucchini never made it. It might have been too wet for them, I’m not quite sure, but I never saw a single baby zucchini. A few of the plants grew quite large and there were a lot of flowers, but nothing happened after that point. Continue reading

Visiting Augusta

A few weeks ago we went down to Augusta to visit friends. I’d been before, but like most places, there’s always new things to do and areas to explore.

What I didn’t realize is that Augusta is so much hotter than Atlanta. I thought we’d have similar weather, since it’s only a few hours away, but it’s a few degrees hotter, and that makes a big difference. We went on one of the warmer weekends, and it the afternoon you just stepped outside and immediately started sweating. It was terrible. Continue reading