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Friday, January 11, 2013

Tea cakes, the bar method, and history

It was a gingerbread tea cake, and it was delicious.  Gosh I am such a sucker for pastries and even just the names they are given.

I tried something called the Bar Method yesterday. It's self torture basically, but since everything on me is falling maybe it's a good thing. I'm giving it a month, and we'll see if it sticks, or if I lift.

I'm learning history, in a much more fun and entertaining way than I did in school. I am reading the The Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz. Essentially, it's how America was really discovered, and it's not what we were taught, of course. Horwitz has an engaging way of writing and so far I have laughed out loud several times, definitely a sign of a good book.

Short and very sweet today, and I'm wishing you a fabulous weekend...



  1. The gingerbread tea cake looks divine.

    Happy weekend!

  2. gingerbread teacake? oh. my. goodness. YUM!

    bar method, eh? yes, it looks like torture! lol

    happy weekend!

  3. happy weekend to you, too. and thanks for the book recommendation.

  4. Oooo, gingerbread teacake (lips smacking). Sending you power to get through the bar method - I'm sticking with yoga and walking ;). Happy weekend!! xo

  5. love how there's cake and an exercise regime in the same post.

    i wish i had the energy and the inclination to care enough, to do something as cool as the bar method lol

  6. I can't wait to hear more about Bar. I've been doing Pilates twice a week, it's torture at 6 am - cold, dark and beyond my body's skill but I feel so much better after doing it. Love-hate for sure.
    I totally want to get locked in a pastry shop. That looks delicious.

  7. That cake looks awesome!

    I thought the Bar method was going to be some kind of math or something--lol!

  8. cake looks SOOO good right about now.
    I am so carbed out. It's Winter, you know. I just eat carbs like they're going out of fashion.
    Damn it.
    I thought the bar method had something to do with ordering drinks. As you can guess, I was very disappointed when I clicked on the link. ; )


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