For about a year now, I have been wanting to try a recipe I saw on Southern Living's website for an 18-layer cake. 18 layers of homemade goodness in the form of yellow cake, but layered with plenty of delectable chocolate icing. But the kick is, there aren't too many occasions for making an 18-layer cake - it's a lot of work and you need to be feeding a lot of people who really like sweets, Finally, this Easter, presented the perfect opportunity with most of the folks from my mom's side of the family gathering to celebrate.
So, several months ago, I did something to my back and I am not sure exactly what I did, but regardless of how much I slowed downed at the gym, my back stayed weak and irritated. Finally, one day when I was reaching into the dryer and my back seized, I decided I had enough. I had enough of not being able to sit without pain, enough of not being able to lift at the gym, enough of having to walk with very rigid posture. I had enough.
For years I have heard a rumor that Louisville has a home-grown circus. I can honestly say that I didn't really believe it was true. And if it was true, what kind of caliber could it be? So on a random Friday night, my friend Christina and I were trying to figure out what we wanted to do... I took to google to see what was going to be happening that weekend and came up Turner's circus. I didn't actually know anyone who had been to Turner's Circus, the closest I came was a friend's ex-fiance's new wife was a performer of the circus. Regardless of not knowing anyone who has ever attended Louisville's original circus, I figured it would be a fun adventure.
So, I am very much an omnivore. I eat vegetarian several days a week, but I think I would really struggle to go full on vegetarian - I really like steak and cheese burgers. Really like 'em. But as you may have deduced, I am fairly food adventurous. I love to cook and on many occasions I have gone vegan in my cooking endeavors. My favorite vegan cook book is Thug Kitchen - if you are vegan, you've heard of them. If you aren't, I highly recommend you give them a try. You wont go wrong.
I fell behind another week - this adventure a week is hard! Harder than I thought it would be! Bare with me... I am trying to get back at it... Ali
Have you ever participated in a Polar Plunge? Do you know what a Polar Plunge is? Well, in Louisville, its when you jump into the Ohio river in February. Why? For charity. In Louisville, you pay at least $70 to jump into the freezing cold Ohio river and all proceeds are donated to the Special Olympics of Kentucky.
As I shared in my last post, I love San Francisco. Love it. Probably my favorite big city in the states. I haven't spent too much time on the west coast, but to my delight, I have logged 2 trips to San Francisco in the past few months. But on my most recent trip, I was lucky enough to make it up to the Napa/Sonoma region.