Chocolate Chip Cookies Collage January 2015

Let me start off this post by sharing something delicious that I made today. I was in the baking mood so I thought I’d make some chocolate chip cookies. I made these ones (< includes a link to the recipe). They turned out just as delicious as they always do. Because the recipe makes so many (about six dozen), I put half of them in the freezer for later. You can’t go wrong with baking once and getting two batches out of it.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it on the blog before now, but the first week of December I applied for school. I had to request my transcripts, write an essay, and fill out an application. It was a lot of work. I honestly don’t remember doing anything other than filling out the application for my undergrad degree. Anyways, I got an email this week that they’d finally received all my transcripts and will now be looking at my application. It feels like it’s taken forever to get to this point, and I still have more waiting to do. At least I know they have all the documents they need to make a decision, and I should be hearing back within the next couple weeks about whether I get in or not. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I get accepted cause it sounds like a great program.

The $100 Startup January 19 2015

I’ve been on a good book roll so far in 2015. The last book I finished was The $100 Startup. I read it because I thought I’d get some good ideas for how to build my blog, even though it’s not specifically about blogging, it was full of great info and would recommend it to anyone who interested in working for yourself, either on the side or full time. I think the biggest thing I came away from it with was that having any sort of business takes a lot of hard work and time. Of course you hear about people who have crazy success in a matter of weeks, but I think those are the exceptions to the rule.

Vegetable Samosas January 18 2015

I picked up some frozen veggie samosas at the farmer’s market last weekend. I decided to make them this week and they were really good. They were spicier than I was expecting (it also kind of sneaks up on you), but I would definitely get them again. I spent some time talking to the guy who was selling them. He was telling me about all the great food he’s found that’s made locally – from vegan Thai food (which I’ve had before and is delicious) to fresh pasta. It’s pretty cool to find out how much stuff is made in and around Calgary.

Have you read anything good lately? What’s your favourite locally made food?

Cookies, School Applications, Reading, and Samosas