I’ve been on a detox for the last few days, and the irony of this is that I seem to think about food much more than usual. There are benefits to this, of course: I’m much more mindful of what I eat and when I’m hungry. There are also downsides: I tend to eat my
alkalizing broth green soup while watching an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. For some reason, I like to watch them make greasy, fried food, even if I don’t really crave it! So when I remembered I’d made the most delicious and crispy onion rings the night before I left Montreal, I knew I had to whip out the pictures to live vicariously – through my past self? And I thought I might as well share them with you too, since this recipe is delicious and easy.
Hola! Como estas? Muy bien!
I’ve just returned from
Cancun paradise after a week of doing as little as humanly possible. It’s true that different people go on vacation for different reasons, and mine this time around was to rest, heal and be lazy. Mission accomplished! I’m at my family home now, getting things sorted – declaring my minor (sociology!), choosing courses, applying to Honours and doing my very first detox! I’ll be outlining the program my mother and I have chosen for you once I’m through the worst of it. It’s fun, makes me feel good about myself, and helps me tick off another of those New Years Resolutions!
Today, though, I’d like to talk about two very important things:
Onion Rings (of the healthy-ish, easy, home-made variety. See also: dangerous, delicious and wonderful.)
Rejection (of the depressing, necessary and encouraging variety. See also: Tastespotting and self-doubt.)
#1. On Onion Rings
Here is a little ditty about onion rings:
I love onion rings,
Delicious, crispy and brown,
Yogurt is good for dipping,
You’ll never put them down.
Since this is a bit of a wordy post, I’ve included my very first (!!) podcast to spice things up. Be sure to let me know if you like this format, and check it out below!
What a Weekend Away Taught Me About Becoming the Person I Want to Be
I’ve been putting off writing this post for a few weeks now – partially because of exams, and also because it’s no mean feat to bare your soul to the Internet. However, my blog’s mantra is “growing up + getting happy”, so I feel a kind of duty to share my humble life lessons here for others to potentially/hopefully/possibly benefit from.
It’s really not easy, this “growing up” thing. The further I venture down this path, the more I learn: about myself and about the world. It’s hard work to fully accept your faults or weaknesses, and is sometimes even harder to appreciate your strengths.
One of the struggles to face is that your “ideal” or dream self – the self you dreamed of being as a kid or teen, before your life “really” started – is now conflicted. It’s about that time in your life that you expected your ideal self to come into being, but it’s proving more difficult to become that person than you expected. Or, it is for me at least.
Is it official? Can we bring out the banners, start the parade? Let’s share cookies and lemonade everyone, because it’s SPRING! It’s finally spring! Hallelujah! We did it. We made it through the long, cold night and we’re now awakening to a bright, warm morning. For students, this is fairly bad timing: the entire month of April promised to be overwhelmed by final papers, assignments, and exams – and overwhelmed it was.
And while Mother Nature is still making up her mind – cold, damp days are still far too frequent for my taste – spring ultimately promises rain, greenery, and sunshine. Delightful!
How to make the most of it? Well, since each season is unique, they each deserve to be celebrated in their own special way. And summer is slowly creeping up on us, so let’s get excited about springtime while it’s still here!