Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Maybe I should see what other advertisements for needs of mine I can put on this blog? New haircut, job in Chicago, affordable and fabulous apartment on Michigan Ave in September. Anyone? Anyone? Ok, I'm just getting greedy. But seriously, the Northwestern graduate degree comes a pretty cost, and I could really use that job...I don't think crepes are gonna "cut it" when it comes to the NU bill.
I haven't made crepes in almost a week! Perhaps I will tonight.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Not that this caused any heartbreak or ache, but I apologize for the long absence in posts. Yesterday, we received confirmation of booth space for our Le Creperie at the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market. It is a wonderfully exciting opportunity, both financially and gastronomically. I think this venture will test both my mental organizational capabilities as well as my love of food, crepes, and my father :)
This is going to be a long process, filled with many bouts of adrenaline shots and hairloss. But I think it will be nothing short of awesome. It will give me both experience in the kitchen and at the register, two skills that are definitely required to continue this successful little life of mine that I have begun.
First item of business: Buy a crepe gridle. Prefered brand: Krampouz
Second item of business: Convince Mark to buy a beret.
Any thoughts, suggestions, and encouragement are greatly appreciated...I have already, in the past twelve hours, received massive amounts of digi-support (via emails, online forums, and facebook).
I LOVE THIN PANCAKES!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Electric Avenue is right next to the Brixton Tube station, which was the stop I took to get to my hostel. Interesting neighborhood, but still so Londonish...what is the adjective for "something that is London" (such as "Parisien")??
And would you be shocked to hear that Big Ben isn't even that big? Here are pics from Buckingham Palace...a bit of a let down as the guards weren't wearing red and I couldn't even get in their face like they do in the movies. Oh well--it was sunny and still a (fun)interesting time.
Whoever decided that British (London-specific) has crap-cuisine was seriously disturbed. I have never eaten so well on a trip--such a variety for quick eats: rustic wood-fired pizza, the CURRY!, dressed up fish-and-chips, stilton and beef pies, the most amazing ginger beer from Jamaica, cadbury eggs!, mars bars, the list goes on and on...
A real live Banksy. He is a London-based street artist who graffitis all over the world. Most of his work doesn't last more than a couple of days (police cover it, etc), but here, a vendor of a Banksy store and a Banksy purveyor, directed us to this site--a real live Banksy under a bridge on the canal that runs through Camden. So cool!