Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Cupcake Love

I am a Cupcake Whore, I confess. I profess my love for The Cupcake Cafe and swear by it...until yesterday.

Today is my father's birthday but I won't be able to see him so I went to my parent's yesterday to pay a visit (and crash). I did skip yoga so I headed down to Chelsea. Walking down 6th Avenue I begin to smell something. Something evil yet tempting. Like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert only he's tempting me with a sweet scent. I follow it and discover Billy's Bakery. I'm going in! After a bit of a wait, I leave with three vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting...

I brought them back to my folks and they loved it. I REALLY loved it. The smell of the icing, oh the smell. It's like butter, really it smelled like butter! I'm embarrassed to admit this but I had the cupcake wrapper in my mouth trying to chew every last crumb and drop of icing. I was tempted to swallow it, it's only paper right? What harm can it do???

Billy is my new love. What we had, Cupcake Cafe, was special with your moist cornmuffin like cupcakes but Billy's frosting is just too much to resist!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Forget the Tofurkey! How about baking a Turkey Cake instead? Wow!

I was so set on taking a class tonight but that little voice in my head is telling me no. The little voice in my leg actually is saying it. I'm not limping around or feeling anything (at the moment) but my hip is being testy with me. I **could** try to practice at home over the long weekend. Lots of twisting to help me digest all the food I'll be eating. Maybe laying off the forward bends until next week.

Ok, I won't go to class tonight.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Me? Recommended??? Pah-Shaw!!!!

What wonderful news I received this morning when I learned that C&Y is currently the YogaDawg Recommended Blog for the moment, it could be a week, a day, 15 minutes, bloggin' is serious business folks so I'll take anything I can get. YogaDawg is such a wonderful and fun site where you can spend HOURS just checking everything out. I personally like The Buddha takes a Yoga Class series. Anyway, a big THANK YOU for the honor. :)

So how do I celebrate this joyous occassion? By messing up my Right leg Tuesday night. From my hip - which I have been keeping a close eye on since the inflammations, down to my ankle bone especially around the Peroneus muscles which are muscles directly linked to the ankle. I've been having trouble with those muscles for YEARS, even before I started doing yoga. Just working out at the gym if I was on the treadmill those muscles would cramp up way too fast. Even now if I do a fast walk those are the first to fall apart on me. I'm not quite sure how to strengthen those muscles, maybe walking on my tippy toes?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cupcakes for the holidays

The interweb is just TOO big for me to look for a decent cupcake recipe specifically for the Holidays so I turn to anyone who comes across this...


You can leave a comment posting a link or your own tips. Nothing too over the top. I'm not Martha Stewart and I don't have a huge state of the art kitchen. The only equipment I have to work with is a blender, electric egg beater, and my mighty yoga strength. No electric mixers here!

I came across this lovely entry on Maple and cocoa tea cakes with pomegranate cream icing and oh how I would love to try this but I can see this attempt turning into an episode of I Love Lucy real fast.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's a cupcake doing yoga!!!!

God bless Flickr and the wonderful things I can find on there. This is TOO CUTE! Click the image to view a larger version.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I'm not bad, I'm just built that way.

I was totally going to let my Yoga Journal subscription run out. I was done! No more! I wasn't going to get frustrated with the blatant commercialization of that rag! And then I read the latest issue which arrived in the mail and in it is an article about my nemisis, Supta Virasana and why it is bliss for some and torture for others. It's absolute torture for me. It was enlightening. It helped me understand what may be going on structurally with me. I don't want to say what's "wrong" with me because that's just the way I'm made, with a short Rectus Femoris blah! I wonder if having tight hamstrings is related to this as well? *shrug* It recommended stretches like Frog (one leg at a time) so I may do that before class this evening. So it was a good read. You win this round YJ!

I took a class last Thursday which really wore me out. I don't like classes like that. I'm suppose to feel energized, not silently begging for Child's Pose....I know I can take Child's Pose any time I wish but my Ego was running the show that class. Anyway, the teacher did adjustments on me that I just did not like. I don't mind adjustments but I want to learn from them too. Don't just move me around because it looks pretty, show me something! She was pulling me back in Reverse Triangle and I'm wondering "What are you doing???" and lost my balance, thanks. Now that I've made that public here, I can let that go.

So totally not yoga-related, or it could be depending on your point of view, the Holidays are coming and it can be a stressful time for a lot of people. Pressure is put on us for gift giving and who to give and what. Why not try something this year and support the little man?

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

The above is a listing of Craft-related, handmade shops and sellers who have pledged to buy Handmade items for the holidays instead of big department stores. Websites like Etsy, DaWanda and Indie Collective are wonderful places to start.