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Month: February 2010

The Price is Right: Round One

The Price is Right: Round One

One of these is not like the other: Having come from and lived in Oregon, and having moved to Utah, I have lamented the loss of WinCo daily, and on multiple occasions via this blog. In fact, if you Google WinCo, my blog will show […]

“He Walks Among Us, But is Not One of Us”

“He Walks Among Us, But is Not One of Us”

Looking back over my posts this past month, I’m realizing it’s been a lot of crêpes, and a lot of LOST; so in my appreciation to you for putting up with my obsessions (even though I know you love it!)-I’m sharing with you my super […]

Sundae Crêpes: Blueberry Peanut Butter

Sundae Crêpes: Blueberry Peanut Butter

We didn’t plan ahead like we usually do for our Crêpescape this weekend, so we used what we had on hand: Blueberrry Jam and Peanut Butter. If you love the American combination of peanut butter sandwiches, then this enjoyable breakfast will certainly be a hit around the table.

Blueberry Peanut Butter Crêpes

Crêpes
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup milk
Whisk until frothy

Add
1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup flour
Dash of salt
Whisk together until smooth
Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes

In a well buttered crêpe or round pan, pour a few tablespoons of mixture over med heat
Spread thin
Allow to cook for a few minutes,
Flip over, repeat on opposite side
Remove crêpe and add a dab of butter, allow to melt

Finalè:
Fill with a spoonful of peanut butter
Fill with a spoonful of blueberry jam
Fold over both ends
Top with an additional spoonful of jam and peanut butter if desired

Recipe will yield about 6-8 crêpes

“I’m A Complex Guy Sweetheart”

“I’m A Complex Guy Sweetheart”

Gabriel is whisking me away today! I am meeting him at work at 4pm, though I don’t know what we are doing or what is planned. Actually, all I know is this: …and that we are celebrating Valentine’s Day, my new job!!, and separating ourselves […]

My Alarm Clock

My Alarm Clock

I’m not a morning person. I don’t jump out of bed ready for the day. I don’t wake up with a smile on my face. I don’t feel like I could run a marathon. I toss and turn and pull the covers up tightly over […]

“I’m Coming With You”

“I’m Coming With You”

This was my Valentine’s Day Card:


Locke is my favorite character
; the original Locke, not the unLocke, Flocke, or the Man in Black, but John Locke.

The Man in Black is merely a disguise of a person without identity. He claims that Locke’s follies make him a victim, that Locke was “weak, pathetic, irreparably broken and pitiful”. What the Man in Black is unable to distinguish, what he is incapable of comprehending, is that Locke is the only person who possessed Faith. Faith is what made Locke whole. Despite the many powers and talents of the Man in Black-he has no Faith.

Locke was the same person on the island as he was off the island. He was strong, he was compassionate, and he believed unfaltering that his Faith would direct his actions and prove a favorable outcome; that his Father and Mother would ultimately love him, that Helen would marry him, that he would sleep under the stars and hunt boar on a walkabout. His mantra, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do,” was the voice of his Faith.

I believe that when the unLocke says that he wants the one thing John Locke didn’t want, that he wants to go home-I believe he was saying he wants to go home to his body. Clearly he is able to wield different forms, and it is assumed he must have had a body at one point. His behavior is indicative of someone who is lost in the truest sense and his actions are desperate, as are the actions of anyone preparing for war.

Of course, the unending parallels between Jacob and the unLocke are striking in their resemblance between Christ and Satan with the most prominent being that Jacob allowed himself to be sacrificed. Ben, wholly consumed with what he desired, even witnessed the irony: “Why did he let me kill him?” Jacob told the Man in Black, “It only has to end once, and everything else is progress,” begging the obvious question: What has to end? The Fate of the Island? War? Mankind? A common theme that has never ceased is that the Island may be the conduit to save all mankind-how many times have we heard following the question: What if I can’t do it? “Then, God help us All.”

We know the flashes are flash-sideways, so everyone’s ultimate question is: What happened with the nuke? I wonder if the Losties were ever really in 1977, or merely experiencing an overlapping dimension which allowed them entrance to perform their destiny. In other words: Did the Losties actually go back in time, or did they simply converge on an alternate timeline? Now that we have the flash-sideways, with three different potential outcomes (ongoing Island, Oceanic 815, underwater Atlantis) the revelation concedes that time is nonlinear. Faraday attempted to explain this phenomenon by saying, “This is our present,” which one could interpret as a chronological reference, or one could interpret it as converging dimensions within a fixed point in time, i.e. The Theory of Simultaneous Existence. I believe this will come into play again.

This week we watched lost with a Kate Centric theme. At the beginning of the first episode, Kate found herself in a tree after the explosion? Likewise, after the orignial plane crash, Bernard was the only survivor found in a tree. Throughout the course of the 5 seasons we have seen a changed man in Bernard, one who initially fought the inevitable and tried to plot his own course, to one who ultimately gave in to his destiny, so to speak. Is this the same transformation we will finally see in Kate this season?


Kate, on or off the Island, is always on the run, constantly chasing after something, after someone or towards something. So what does a girl need on the run? She needs something she can snack, steal, or stash.


LOST S6E3: Kate-Centric

  • Tuna Sandwiches
  • Granola Bars
  • Doritos Chips
  • Cookies
  • Dharma Soda

White Almond Cookies

1 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar

2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup slivered, chopped, or sliced almonds

Drop spoonfuls on cookie sheet
Bake at F350°, 9-11 minutes
Transfer to wire rack or paper towel to cool

Sundae Crêpes: Raspberry Orange

Sundae Crêpes: Raspberry Orange

I do love Valentine’s Day…, and I love saying I love you! I don’t think anyone should reserve sharing their love for Valentine’s Day, but I do think it’s wonderful that we have a day to solely celebrate our love for the special people in […]

How to M.A.K.E. Your Own Awesome Candies

How to M.A.K.E. Your Own Awesome Candies

Last year I blogged about how to make your own Candy Chocolates; chocolate coated, candy cream flavored centers in a two part series. This year…. Accept your invitation over at Bloom, for a bigger and better tutorial. It’s not too late for Valentine’s Day!Head over […]

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The results are in!
Who is the lucky winner of the Fahrenheit 350°
Valentine Candy Giveaway?


Vanessa @ Crafty & Creative
Sorry Vanessa! You didn’t contact me within 24 hours! 
So Congratulations:
I’m Erin @ The Summerill Surf
You have 24 hours to email me with your info. 
…and…
at the last minute I decided it would be super fun to pick two winners!
So with that, congratulations also to:
You have 24 hours to email me with your info.
Congratulations again! New giveaway next week!
And! As a special offer running until the end of February –
one free 4oz. Pecan Sweet Log with ANY order placed through Fahrenheit 350°!
Sundae Crêpes: Banana Nutella

Sundae Crêpes: Banana Nutella

Last year for Valentine’s Day, Gabriel took me on a tour of Paris in Portland, visiting French restaurants and stores in each of the four quadrants of the city. It was a fun day, complete with several versions of crêpes. It was a very sweet, […]