Sunday, July 19, 2009

Julie & Julia

Well, I'm on vacation, and Steph got me into reading Julie & Julia - which is very succinctly about a Woman who decides to cook her way though Julia Childs's apparently famous cookbook 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in a year - Blogging about it as she goes. And she has since turned it into a book, which has been turned into a movie set to be released in early August.

And I've become slightly obsessed, as I'm apt to. Now I want to do such a project. Hahaha... well you know me and my phases.

I also built an 'oven' out of stones and mortar on the 'beach' at the cabin... still waiting for the mortar to set, but that's neither here nor there...

Anyways, I admire her project - it takes a certain type of person to follow through with a project like that. I'm the type of person to decide on something like that and then not follow through. I do think I'll start making some recipes from my cookbooks though. I'm the type of person who buys lots of cookbooks - more often then not because of the pretty pictures - and then never cooks a single recipe from them. I always have the best intentions, but then I can't decide what to make, or I don't have the ingredients, or I'm just too lazy to bother.

And these days, Steph does the cooking anyways, and she rarely uses recipes. (Which isn't bad mind).

Anyways, I'm just going to choose a cookbook and start at the beginning, but I'm not going to presume to make it all the way through, or give my self any sort of timeline - I know myself better then that.

Also, we watched Yes Man, and I know it's a comedy, but I actually saw some wisdom in it, which was kind of nice, because I am a NO man, and I'd rather not be really.

Looking forward to Toronto.


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