Good morning! 😎
So, there's a lot of behind the scenes action happening in Carrots 'N' Cake world lately. Obviously, I am working away on my book edits, but I'm also preparing for CNC 2.0! 😀 In the next couple of weeks, Carrots 'N' Cake is getting a complete facelift. I know Murphy is excited! 😉
In the past 2.5 years, I've written nearly 2,500 posts. Crazy, right? Well, if you've ever tried to find an old post on CNC, it's nearly impossible. I can't even find my old posts sometimes! So, for the past month or so, I've been organizing my posts using tags and categories (check them out on the lower left-hand side of my blog). Hopefully, this will make Carrots 'N' Cake much easier to navigate.
Last night, I spent a good hour tagging blog posts from when I worked at Harvard, which brought back so many memories. It's funny because I was so miserable during this time of my life, but I have such fond memories of working for the Dean and her Chief of Staff and spending time in Harvard Yard.
Anyway, since I did all of the work, I thought you guys might want to see some of my old posts. So, here's how I spent my time while working at Harvard:
- Blogging nearly every day at the Cafe Gato Rojo
- Seeing celebrities outside my window
- Exploring cafes, bakeries, and thrift shops in Harvard Square
- Enjoying the beautiful views of Harvard Yard
- Eating in the dining hall with Crimson Catering
- Wandering around the Farmers' Market at Harvard
- Watching Freshman run around the Yard on Housing Day
- Experiencing the craziness of Class Day
- Listening to the Harvard tours everyday at 10:00 and 2:00
- Celebrating Cookie Friday with a reader
- Chatting up Mollie Katzen
It's official: overnight oats are my favorite breakfast ever. Well, besides cupcakes! 😉
Overnight oats are even more delicious in a nearly-empty Barney Butter jar with pearl barley thrown into the mix. I love the chewy texture of the barley and, of course, the Barney Butter was yummy. (FYI: I cooked the barley before adding to my overnight oats.)
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup pearl barley
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
- Barney Butter
I also enjoyed a delicious new coffee flavor this morning: Toast Coconut! Holy yum! The coffee grinds smelled amazing. I couldn't help but stick my nose right in the bag to get a good whiff! 😉
A slash of vanilla soy milk pretty much perfected the sweet coconut flavor. Mmm!
Thanks to everyone who entered my final Feta Friday giveaway. Here's your winner: 5!
a salad, mixed nuts and a piece of fruit.
Congrats, Kerry! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Question of the Day
Sort of random this morning, but I thought it might inspire some funny stories! We all need a good laugh on Monday morning, right? 😉
What's the most unusual gift you have ever received?