Thursday, February 24, 2011

Presidents Day Excursion

There was no school Monday so some of my Classics friends and I got out of DC for the day and headed to New York to explore the Metropolitan Museum of art.

I started off in the Egyptian Exhibit

beautiful view through glass window in the main room of the Egyptian exhibit

Of course I spent most of my time in the Greek and Roman art section though
I have a thing for sculpture

Some of the guys admiring Aphrodite

Although it snowed I couldn't get out of New York without a walk through Central Park

Friday, February 18, 2011

Getting Schooled

The weather was amazing yesterday so I was more than happy to go out for a few drinks with a friend of mine. We started at Duffy's, a neighborhood bar that I oddly had never been to before.

Malik: friend and beer tutor for the evening

Just some happy hour Yuenglings and went out on a limb and tried the fried pickles............ pretty good

Next stop was The Saloon on Ust. A place to get something a little more exotic than miller lites. Again my first time

our ladies

I had the Eggenberg Dunkel and since Malik was schooling me on how to review beers here goes:
nice dark color, a thick frothy head, the smell was subtly sweet, the taste reminded me of a European breakfast. While way different from what I normally drink, the Dunkel was delicious! And something I could for sure drink all night.

Cheers to good Beers

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Kind of Love

Love is in the air.... well, actually its the smell of some valentine's day treats.

I found a simple recipe for a white cake I though might make good gifts for my friends:



  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch

oven ready

30 minutes later

fresh strawberries to finish it off

Friday, February 11, 2011

Casting On

Hello world! I'm elated to be kicking off my little blog. I'll be sharing my adventures and posting mainly about good beer, knitting, and my trials in cooking. All of which are the icing on my cake. I'm here to unravel everything and I'm taking you along for the ride!

What better place to start than at Looped yarn of my favorite places ever!

A kid in a candy store

Spoils of war!