Monday, March 31, 2008


Well, the stress of preparing for the exam gave way to the relief of it being over. Gotta love it when you have one behind you. I should find out how it went today some time. I did the best I could and under the circumstances I couldn't have asked for anything more.

Altogether, I think I need a creative outlet today. The past week really took the wind out of my sails, and I don't want to get in the habit of being down. So, I decided to spend the afternoon cooking. I love to cook. I haven't always. I used to hate it. I hated it so much that no one in my family thought I was even able to cook. Then I went and became a chemist.

Now, it never occured to me that chemistry was anything like cooking, but J, who was probably just desperate to have a hot meal he didn't have to prepare for the both of us, was kind enough to tell me that if I can follow a lab protocol, I can follow a recipe. I tried, and, what do you know? I can cook.

Not only can I cook, I really like it. It's a good outlet for me. And you get something fun at the end of it. In fact, the kitchen is what sold me on the house we're in right now. So to relax today, I'm busy making bread. From scratch. Like with yeast.

I made this recipe up, so I'm anxious to see how it's going to go. It's an organic (!) italian herbs and cheese bread. I'll post pix when it comes out of the oven, and if it's any good, I'll post a recipe.