Wednesday, January 18, 2006
People have been asking about my Blythe doll -- here she is (well, the manufacturer's portrait, I'm too lazy to take a photo of her myself). She's part of the new Japanese line of Blythes and her name is Birdie Blue. Aaron bought her from Magic Pony, a really great import toy shop/gallery here in Toronto that's owned by some friends of friends. They do mail order -- check them out at magic-pony.com.
So, I have something I have to confess. Although I find celeb chef Rachel Ray totally crass and annoying, I'm obsessed with her recipes. I got her 365 No Repeats book for Xmas (yes, I actually asked for it) and I've cooked from it almost every night of 2006. The meals are, for the most part, easy, inexpensive and delicious. She tends to go a little too heavy on the southwestern flavours (waaay too much jalapino and cumin) and the meals are a little meat heavy and not very low-cal (loads of cheese), but I like the idea of surprising Aaron with a totally new recipe every night. Last night it was Meatloaf Patties with Maple Pecan Green Beans and it was beyond delicious. Is it wrong for me to let Rachel Ray so intimately into my life?
Man, I need to start working again. This housewife thing is turning me into a person that I barely recognize sometimes.