Yesterday I said I was “working until 9pm“. Actually, I was filling out TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS, which are now complete, so I feel that I can finally announce:
I got a studio!
I’ve been looking for a place with a friend for several months. We found a studio we absolutely loved, but the owner backed out of the deal twice. Since then, nothing good really came up. Yesterday, we looked at 3 places that I wasn’t too excited about on paper, but one of them ended up being super awesome. It’s a 1600 sq ft loft on two stories. I’ll be able to move in February 1st. I’m looking forward to getting back to work AND having a sweet photography space that isn’t 10′ x 10′.
Here’s a picture of the kitchen from my phone, because it’s nicer than my own kitchen at home. I envision many photoshoots here!
I pushed myself too hard today. I was feeling pretty good, and excited, and invincible, so I did a whole bunch of stuff (including walking several blocks with heavy bags of groceries) and ended up in bed at 4pm because I couldn’t stop shaking and I was exhausted. So, not invincible, but still much better than I was a few weeks ago, and I have to be thankful for that.
I made soup for dinner.
I accidentally turned on the Vitamix while the switch was set to “high” and ended up getting Exorcist-ed.
Does that whet your appetite? This recipe was out of the Vitamix cookbook, and I’m really iffy about it. I’m going to post it anyway.
Spinach and Vegetable Soup
Yield: 7 cups
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp diced onion
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped and steamed
- 4 spears asparagus, steamed
- 3/4 cup broccoli, chopped and steamed
- 1 cup zucchini, chopped and steamed
- 1 cup potatoes, diced and cooked
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 15-oz can chick peas, drained
- Place everything in the Vitamix in the order listed, except the chick peas.
- Select variable 1, turn on, quickly increase to 10 and then high. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until steam escapes from the lid.
- Reduce to variable 2, add chick peas and blend for 5-10 seconds.
Okay, so my problem with this soup: way too watery. The taste was fine, but it needed some texture. I think next time I would reduce the water, and add more of the veggies at the end. During the demo at Whole Foods, she added a bunch of chopped peppers and stuff at the end and it was really good and not too watery.
I’m still pretty pumped that I can make soup in the Vitamix and it heats BY SCIENCE.
I have no idea what I’m going to make for the next 11 days. High five!