Holy moly, it’s Friday. Where did this week go?! I have a few things to catch you up on. First, I wanted to let you know that I haven’t abandoned my homemade KIND bar experiments (If you’re catching up, here’s round 1, 2, and 3). This week I tried following this super-specific KIND bar recipe with some success.Still a little on the goopy side, but I’m getting closer! Apparently I needed to heat the brown rice syrup to an EXACT 260 degrees, which I’m guessing I didn’t. So I just ordered a hardcore candy thermometer (because I’m crazy) and am going to give this recipe another try over the weekend. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Another new food adventure I tried this week: the New York Times’ whole wheat quiche crust.I thought that the requested refrigeration time for the dough was a bit outrageous — TWO DAYS overnight?! — so I skipped the second overnight fridge session. Still turned out great! Fluffier and lighter than the usual quiche crust recipe I make. I filled the quiche with bacon, spinach, and a sprinkle of cheddar. I taste-tested it solo since Anthony was out of town the first night I made it — but there were plenty of leftovers for us to enjoy when he got home on Wednesday What’s that weird dark blob on the side of my plate? Buttered black Russian bread. Fellow bread makers: you’ve got to try this weirdly delicious fennel/coffee/cocoa loaf.This post is getting long, but I still have to squeeze in some runs! It’s been rainy and storming this week. Lots of thick, grey air in the morning. I did manage to spot a bit of color during Wednesday’s run, though!And on Thursday evening, I met up with my friend Lizzie for a track workout. BUT, the track was reserved by some kids’ running club and we got kicked out as soon as we arrived. #rebelsWe didn’t let the conditions stop us from doing our speed work, though. We found a flat parking lot and did 200-meter dashes from the lot and onto Main Street. Let me tell you, it was scenic. The workout: 15×200, aiming for 40-43 seconds per rep. One-minute rest in between. Even though our “track” was a bit unconventional, we managed to finish the workout and hit our goal times! I was beat by the end. PS that abandoned chair pad was our official start/end point. Ha. Jogging back home through quiet neighborhood streets, I could smell the freshness of spring in all the trees and it was lovely. The end.
- Last time you got kicked out of somewhere?
- Favorite quiche topping?
- Do you have any tricks/recipes for homemade granola bars similar to KIND bars? Please share