Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Try me

Day 6 – When was the last time you tried something new? What was it and what was the result?

Strawberry- The first thing that came to mind was kayaking. I went kayaking for the first time with my father-outlaw last year. Woke up early and met up with him and a group of others for a half day kayaking lesson and trip down a river. The result? I loved it. I liked having my own little “vehicle,” loved the freedom and peacefulness of being on the river. I wouldn’t attempt non-flat water kayaking because I don’t need quite that much adventure, but I’ve been thinking about doing it again ever since. I just convinced a couple friends to go with me again in 3 weeks so I’m super excited about it. Nutella doesn’t like anything to do with water, so it’s nice to have found others that enjoy it.

Nutella- I love to bake and I adore trying out new recipes and taking liberties with them.  For Strawberry’s birthday, I tried a new (complicated) recipe for a Black Forest Ice Cream torte.  Except that I didn’t need to serve 10 people, only 2, and I didn’t have exactly the right size pans specified.  So I modified it by baking the cake in a jelly roll pan, cutting out 4 circles of cake, and then assembling 2 mini tortes in some kid-sized plastic snack containers.  I was pretty pleased with the end result, even if they weren’t magazine cover pretty. (Strawberry adds “I was really pleased with the result!”)