“Now I think moral fiber‘s about finding that one thing you really care about. That one special thing that means more to you than anything else in the world. And when you find her, you fight for her… And maybe the stuff you do… isn’t so clean. You know what? It doesn’t matter. Because in your heart you know that the juice is worth the squeeze. That’s what moral fiber‘s all about.”
–Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch), The Girl Next Door.
I found my one special thing and I’ll fight for him forever. (Love you sweetie! Can’t believe we are getting married in 4 days.)
I also found another kind of moral fiber. (Trader Joe’s High Fiber Low Fat Organic Moral Fiber Blueberry Bran Muffins.)
Read more... (194 words, 6 images, estimated 47 secs reading time)
I first learned about soba noodles from my half-Japanese fiance. He introduced me to “zaru soba“, a favorite of his mom’s, which is simply chilled soba noodles that you dip in a soy saucey sauce. I made it way back in 2007. They are usually topped with scallions and bonito flakes and sometimes seaweed. Ever since my first bite of zaru soba I have been on the hunt for more delicious soba recipes. I found a recipe in The Dancing Gourmet and decided to Maggie-fy it into this…
(Note – I think this would also be awesome if you subbed mushrooms in for the eggplant. Just saying.)
Maggie’s Miso Eggplant Soba Noodles
Ingredients (serves 1-2; 1 as a meal or 2 as a side)
- 1 bundle of soba noodles (it’s probably 1.5 – 2 servings)
- 1/2 of a small/medium eggplant, thinly sliced (I used a mandoline)
Read more... (379 words, 2 images, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
I have had a really amazing 6 day streak of happiness. Ever since Wednesday night I’ve been over the moon. Since I’m in such a good mood I wanted to give an update about the thing that makes me the happiest girl in the world: getting married to Bobby, the most amazing man I have ever met! (The engagement post is here.) I am also excited about a product review that I’m going to do for a company that sells bar stools – stay tuned Maybe I will get some bar stools for my wedding, hehe.
We have picked a place for the ceremony – the meetinghouse I grew up going to in Yardley, PA. Here is a nice picture (this is in the winter):
They are so sweet – when my dad told them I was getting married they blocked off every weekend in July for us (we still haven’t picked the exact date).
Read more... (575 words, 4 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
I’m blogging two nights in a row… what am I, unemployed again? (I’m not; still loving the new job and keeping busy.)
First, I must say – I loved all of your comments on yesterday’s post (about chilling out re: exercise). Guess what – no exercise today either (does 4 blocks of walking count?). But it’s all good. I don’t need much to be happy.
This weekend was jam-packed with fun. On Saturday night my best friend from high school (she lives in NJ) came up to visit me and Bobby. She brought her boyfriend as well. Bobby and I took them to walk down 5th Avenue, which is gorgeous this time of year. We stopped at the Rockefeller center to see the tree…
Oddly enough, I have a really similar picture of the two of us in the same pose (with a Christmas tree behind us) in Princeton from 2005 (I think). We love Christmas.
Read more... (456 words, 8 images, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
I’m thankful for a lot of things. Here are just a few of them…
- Bobby – 4 years on December 3rd (!) and getting married soon (thanks for all the feedback on this picture)
- Our family
- Our cats (Couscous and Bo)
- Almost 2 years of blogging (here’s my first post)
- My friends (new and old)
- My new job
- The future
- Salad and frozen yogurt (like Bekah)
- Kabocha (haven’t had any in a while though! must get on that)
- Cupcakes from Crumbs (from my boss’s wife)
- Grits for breakfast (instant! not actually from Metro Cafe; their container was handy though)
- Lots of other things that I’m not thinking of right now
Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?
Permanent link to this post
(119 words, 6 images, estimated 29 secs reading time)