Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whoopies and Yoga

How was your weekend?  Mine was good.  I had a nice balance of productivity and relaxation.  I managed to tackle my embarrassing pile of laundry.  The second load is in the drier as we speak.  I also cleaned up the disaster that is the garage.  We missed garbage day 2 weeks in a row so it was getting a little out of control.  Now, before you give me grief about missing garbage day let me explain that London is on a rotating garbage schedule so that means that garbage pick-up is on a different day each week and some weeks there is no pick-up whatsoever.  The whole system is confusing and causes grief for a lot of people.

I also attended a hot yoga class this morning with my friend Alison.  I started going to hot yoga a while ago but fell off the wagon.  I have to admit that I didn't think it was possible to sweat that much.  When I finish hot yoga I always feel rejuvenated but very gross. 

I am going to try to hit up the hot yoga once a week now.  I have always had issues with my flexibility and I have no doubt that regular yoga practice will help with that issue.  I also have a bet going with a friend that I will be able to touch my toes by April.  So far mid-shin is my best effort.  Time to lengthen those gams of mine. 

I also managed to find some time to whip together these beauties.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies.  I have to admit, being Canadian, I had never even heard of Whoopie pies until I started this blog.  Crazy, I know, I know.  I can't take credit for this recipe as it was all Martha Stewart but I will take credit for eating half of them already.  Yummy!  I will be making some changes and trying to come up with my own Whoopie creation to share with you in the future. 

This week's baking experiment will be in the form of cupcakes.  It is my brother's birthday and I promised to make him a home made cake or cupcakes for the occasion.  I want to make something special for him so if you have any suggestions for flavour combinations or decorating idea let me know.  I want them to be extra special. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of Whoopie Pies before either. However, they look AWESOME. If you ever have any leftovers, I would be delighted to sample one.