Wait...whaaaaaat....summer ended??? don’t tell my milk chocolate tart with a chocolate pretzel crust and a whole lot of berries and hazelnuts that. and don’t tell me either... 🤫
cause i still got lots of epic summer shots to share with y’all and will be doing so the entire time i’m in japan (taking of this thurs!).
so don’t mind me while i hold on the summer just a teeny tiny bit longer...and enjoy the sunny summer weather here in sf! 🍫🍓✌🏽 #tart
What is not to love about these halloween chocolate truffle! 🎃they are filled with rich, bittersweet chocolate, covered in sprinkles and only 3 ingredients needed. the perfect easy easy no-bake dessert for halloween. 👻find the full recipe at princess pinky girl (url in profile)
Throwing it back to the dulche de leche pumpkin pie squares i made last year from
raquel pelzel's book "sheet pan suppers meatless" and wishing i had some pumpkin in the house. (or just more of these squares ha ha.) how do you like your pumpkin? 🎃
Exercise phobia is a real thing. it's not laziness, it's an all consuming fear of working out. i suffer from this affliction and guys, it's not easy to overcome. this past monday i had my first ever session at @abcbootcamper and leading up to it i made every excuse about why i couldn't attend. i went so far as to practically chicken out while sitting in the parking lot on monday morning. i broke out in a stress sweat. i had to do a nervous poo. i told regan that this was not for me and i should just head home.
but i didn't. i decided to show up for myself. i decided that even though i was afraid i would force myself to do this and if i really hated it i wouldnt go again.
i'm so glad i went. the sessions are structured in a really accessible way. you start off with a warm up - which i felt was a lot tougher than the rest of the workout - and that consists of a fast walk, then a slow jog, then a faster jog, then a jog hop and then a walk lunge type of story. then you move into groups and work your way through a circuit of 5 different exercises which you do for 45 seconds each and run through the entire circuit for about 10 minutes. then you take a short water break and move on to your next, more challenging, circuit which also lasts for 10 minutes. then you do a stretch routine and then you're done. i think i'm probably over simplifying it and making it sound a lot easier than it was. honestly i feel like someone took a baseball bat to my thighs. our instructor, jason, was wonderful and encouring and made sure to mention that the workouts increase in intensity over the weeks which is a little scary considering how tough i felt monday was.
i'm so incredibly proud of myself. on monday morning 1 hour of exercise felt like this impossible, unachievable goal. today it feels more like an answer to a question i have been too afraid to ask. i am capable of more and i'm achieving more with each session and through the creaky, achy muscles there is one incredible truth that whispers at the back of my mind:
The view from (a very nice) loo. we visited bletchley park the other day. i found it fascinating, and am looking forward to visiting again soon (the kiddos, however, didn't enjoy it that much. too many things behind glass and not enough interactive things, this is a place for much older children). but despite the playground being a highlight for a&b, i got to see an actual real life enigma machine, learnt how alan turing's machine worked (sort of, i'm still confused) and started plans for a very big adventure.