Friday, June 22, 2012

In Which Life and Darling Secret Agent Girls Are Discussed

On Wednesday I bid my trainer and job-provider goodbye. Her choice to leave to pursue schooling is what opened up a position at Elliott Bay Book Company and is how I ended up with a job! This evening we're all going out to have tapas and spend the night at a karaoke place called Rock Box. For this occasion, I made mini key lime pies with a graham cracker crust. Delicious!

I'm surprised they made it through the night...because I wanted to eat each and every one of them. They seemed to be much loved and every last one of them found its way into someone's belly this evening. I take that as a good sign. :) Actually, this evening was awesome: tapas and drinks followed by karaoke to say goodbye to our coworker. Gabe even made it out to the tapas and drinks. <3

Want the mini pie recipe? (I'd make them for you, but chances are you're not in Seattle...).

Limey! Those Are Some Pies!

(You can make 24-or-so mini pies with this)


3 cups honey graham cracker crumbs

1 cup butted, room temperature and cubed

2 x 14 ounces cans sweetened condensed milk

6 large egg yolks

1 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice

Lime skin for garnish

To Make:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mash graham cracker crumbs with cubed butter (use your hands and get in there!) Press crumbs into bottom of mini cheesecake pan (I have one with a removable bottom = win!). Bake crusts for 15 minutes, remove and let cool.

Mix condensed milk, egg yolks, and key lime juice in a bowl. Pour into cooled crusts and cook for 15 minutes in oven. Let cool a bit, remove and continue to let cool. Add garnish. Impress people. Devour.

My knee is in poor repair, but I am still going to physiotherapy at least once a week, applying ice no less than three times a day, and doing all my exercises.

I am also rowing, which may not be the best for my knee in many ways, but is very, very good for me. I love being on the water. I wish I could do it more than twice a week. One day I'd like to live on a houseboat; Gabe's not keen on this, but I think we could do it for a year at some point in the future.

My Morning View

In other news (this seems to be a favourite phrase of mine), I found a new site and podcast called NerdKicks. I don't know how I stumbled on this site, but Episode 009 resonated with me: Be Kind. No Exceptions. I try to do this in my life, be kind, usually in small ways and most often focused on a small group of people I know or come into contact with in the Every Day. Listening to another person's accomplishments along the same vein in a broader spectrum was great. Pop over to NerdKicks and have a look around.