Archive | September, 2010

New Home!

27 Sep

I have moved my site to Blogger since WordPress doesn’t allow domain mapping.

new link:

see you there!


Tomatoe Fish & Kale

11 Sep

All of my housemates were gone today so I took the opportunity to take full advantage of our tiny kitchen after my run!

While searching for quick and easy recipes, I found an awesome one for kale & salmon in Men’s Health, of all places. One of my housemates has a subscription so it’s always lying around our dining room table, and it is a FASCINATING read. There are really useful articles on what food you should eat to stay alert throughout the day, tips on breaking bad habits, and stuff like that.

ANYWAYS, by combining this recipe from Not Eating Out in New York and the Men’s Health one, I made this:

For the fish (not salmon, I got the cheapest thing I could find at the Chinese market), I seasoned it with salt, pepper, olive oil, and ginger before covering it and putting it in the fridge. I really liked the recipe from Not Eating Out because it’s incredibly specific and perfect for someone like me who lacks any sort of common sense when it comes to cooking. Then I cooked the fish in a pan and combined it with stewed tomatoes, oregano, and lemon; next time I’ll add basil. The kale was super easy to make as well – I just put it into a pot with olive oil and salt, covered it, and let it cook for a few minutes over medium heat.

I also roasted garlic to spread on the baguette:

So delicious and smushy.

The whole undertaking only took me a mere 30 minutes to complete! Unfortunately cleaning up took another half hour.

After stuffing myself like a Thanksgiving turkey, I was still somehow hungry, so I made a peach lassi.

It consists of a peach, a small container of non-fat plain yogurt, and a pinch of cinnamon. I can foresee myself drinking maybe a hundred of these over the next few weeks. Maybe next time I’ll experiment with a different fruit.

4 miles & the Golden Gate Bridge

8 Sep

Ran to Spreckels Lake again, but instead of stopped at the south side, I went all of the way around. It was getting dark, the fog was rolling in, and apparently there’s a turtle sculpture sticking out of the middle of the lake that scared the bejesus out of me. I am never going on a run that late again… trapped in Golden Gate Park after sunset? No thanks. It pretty much turns into the Forbidden Forest.

On Labor Day, we got up bright and early for a bike ride to Sausalito.

It was only about 10 miles and the ride there, save for a major hill in the Presidio, was beautiful. We made it to our destination in about an hour. The best part was that I finally got to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge!

Lily on her bike.

When we got to Marin, it was way warmer. There are a lot of beautiful houses there, and the waterfront is filled with cute little shops. We stopped for a cup of coffee and Peter got some bomb guava cheesecake ice cream from a Hawaiian ice cream parlor.

Our ride TO Sausalito was lovely, and on our way back we definitely paid for it. It was allllll uphill until we hit the Golden Gate – I probably would’ve made it there faster on foot. Plus, I’d stupidly decided to wear hi-tops, which were chafing against my skin and giving me a blister.

At least the view was worth it.

One hellish ride later, we made it back home. Even though I did nearly fall over in the shower afterwards, my legs muscles were surprisingly not too sore the next day. I’m super glad I did it, but I think I’ll wait a while before a repeat performance.

3 Miles & THE WIGGLE

1 Sep

1) 3 miles! done and done!

2) My friend recently gave me the scoop on THE WIGGLE. Apparently, there exists a path that bypasses the monstrous hills of my neighborhood and shuttles you safely to Downtown. Sweet! There are usually a lot of other people using it, it is painted green on some parts, and there is even a protected left turn, so I feel safe going on it.

The first day after I learned about the Wiggle, Lily and I used it to get back from a visit to Paulette in Hayes Valley [after I got us lost a few times, naturally]. The second day, I decided to commute to the BART station for work. The third day, we rode all the way to Mission and got some yummy burritos and a Brooklyn egg cream.

And then I was ready to take a break from the Wiggle. I have yet to return to it, but I’m planning on commuting at least a few more times while it’s still moderately nice outside.