A Slice of My Life – Week 11

March 12, 2012

Since January, Randy has been taking the boys up to the mountains skiing every Saturday.  Last week I went with them.  Chairlift buddy #1.

Chairlift buddy #2.  (Note the rain drops on his goggles.  It was a wet day.)

“What is this weird rash on my back?” and mole check at the dermatologist.  Turns out I have a bit of psoriasis.  Great.

We don’t do fast food in our family so drive-thrus are not really our thing.  Except for Starbucks.  Conveniently located near the dermatologist who told me I have a bit of psoriasis.

Early dismissal + sunshine = Gelato and a trip to the park.  Salted Caramel has long been Graham’s favorite flavor.

We did a layer cake class at Book Larder taught by Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft.  I learned a lot.  Just watching her be in charge of her cake and not letting it intimidate her was inspiring.  And I got to eat cake for dinner.

I may, or may not, have a bit of a spice problem.  As part of Project Pantry Clean-Up, I took all my overflow spices out of their ripping paper bag and reorganized.

Much better.

My children both have amazing eyelashes.  It is something that is hard to capture with a camera.  Spencer’s are long and straight, just like his dad’s.

In the past two weeks,  I have taught four Indian cooking classes.  They were a total blast.  This is my set-up.

My new favorite breakfast.  Wholegrain English Muffin, ¼ of an avocado, sea salt, cracked black pepper.

For the next couple of weeks, I might not be able to write my Slice of Life posts.  And if I do they will be very different.  More details in a couple of days.


  1. Cute chairlift buddies…….I try to do the avocado sea salt on whole wheat toast everyday (love it)……I have exczema, not psoriasis……TMI


    Comment by stacey snacks — March 12, 2012 @ 3:29 am

  2. Oh! I cannot wait for more details! We are headed to South Africa at the end of April and I am currently engrossed in my Lonely Planet guide.

    Comment by CarMar — March 12, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

  3. oh boo on the psoriasis.
    but i’ve read that it can be easily managed with food/diet? and that would be you. so kick it to the curb my dear.
    i miss my eyelashes as a child…..

    Comment by vanillasugarblog — March 12, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

  4. Love the chairlift buddy pics. I love avocado on toast – yum! Love the eyelashes – my boy has long, thick ones as well. A friend recently spent 3 weeks in SA and had a wonderful time and is still showing us some of their 1000 photos….(sunshine might help the psoriasis hopefully).

    Comment by Charlotte — March 12, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

  5. Wish I lived near and could come to one of your cooking classes – the Indian ones sound wonderful, I love Indian food!

    FYI about the psoriasis, the part they don’t mention… it is an autoimmune disease and gluten is often a trigger for it. AI disease runs rampant in our family, including celiac disease, and my brother has psoriasis. He has been able to eliminate it on a gluten free diet instead of taking all of the drugs. Wanna be a gluten free veggie blogger too? :-) Good luck to you whatever treatment path you choose. It isn’t pleasant.

    Comment by Renee — March 12, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  6. The class Friday night was fabulous, thank you! I’m making the rice and spicy cauliflower tonight.

    Comment by Robin — March 12, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  7. Pretty toenails & beautiful kitchen!! I’m sorry to hear about the minor psoriasis. I am sure you’ll kick it’s butt soon. :)

    Comment by Natasha — March 12, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

  8. Mmm avocado on english muffin – totally craving now. And you’ve got some CUTE chairlift buddies chica!

    I had totally forgotten about that south africa trip…so excited for you!

    Comment by Joanne — March 13, 2012 @ 1:16 am

  9. Soo excited for you and Randy ! Remember to take notes ! Travel safely ! xo Kathy and Mark

    Comment by Kathy Fishman — March 13, 2012 @ 1:36 am

  10. I hear you on the psoriasis – such a bummer! I have some too but mostly in the winter when the skin is suffering more anyway.
    So excited for your upcoming travels and cannot wait to hear more! But you should consider coming to Jordan instead – Swimming in the Dead Sea is one of the things often recommended for people suffering from skin issues…!

    I love your table set up! If I ever manage to travel to America AND the West Coast I will make sure to plan my trip around one (any really) of your classes!

    Comment by Annika — March 13, 2012 @ 6:51 am

  11. If you were to throw a bit of cholula or other marvelous hot sauce on that english muffin of yours, you might find yourself in a bit of spicy heaven. i’m just saying … it has gotten me through starvation moments and i wonder why I ever felt hungry with this delight hanging around.

    Comment by Amanda W — March 15, 2012 @ 5:53 am

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