Recently I have been going to hot yoga classes and I really love them. Now, the regular classes seem a little weird (and cold)... although I am still going to those too. Anyway, there is sweating involved in hot yoga, quite a bit of sweating... the mat gets slippy and you need to take a towel. My towels are not that fancy... some of them have ducks on them... so I kind of feel a bit funny about taking my towels to hot yoga even though the lighting is subdued (it's actually just the soft red glow of the heaters).
But it's ok! Bert got me a yoga towel/mat thing as my pay day gift!
and it's so pretty!
and look! it has those little dots on the back so it will stick to your mat!
I haven't used it yet, but am looking forward to turning up at yoga and unrolling it....
do you go to hot yoga? what do you wear? do you have a fancy towel?x
It's got fennel, coriander, liquorice, peppermint and cinnamon in it, but the main thing you can taste is cardamom. I love the taste of cardamom. Also, they only other time I think I've eaten cardamom is in a cake in Green Man festival, so drinking this tea almost makes me feel that I am sitting in the sun, eating cake and listening to music.
Each teabag has a little message on the tag. last night's one said:
We had a samphire off. (we hadn't really cooked with samphire before, so we weren't sure what was going on) Actually, it was a samphire, asparagus and tofu off. Same ingredients, same place, different chefs. My dish is the top photo, Bert's is the one below.
I went with roasted asparagus and a little lemon, my samphire was cooked slightly and then fried with shallots and vegan butter and nutritional yeast flakes, and the tofu was marinated with soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, garlic and chilli.
Bert parboiled his asparagus and samphire and then fried them with lots of vegan butter and lemon. He made a tofu scramble with spring onions. Man, that scramble was the business.
Anyway, it was officially decided by us that it was a draw, although I think maybe Bert's samphire was a touch better.
Have you had samphire? It's good, but I find that if it's just boiled or steamed it has a texture that I am not happy with (possibly a bit like a fleshy cactus).
here's a picture of a little making stall I ran in a school fayre.
I got big time sun burnt on my arms.
It had been cold and rainy all morning, so mainly I was concerned with being too cold outside with my yarn and stuff... but by the afternoon it was boiling and my stall was in a regular little sun trap. I had also forgotten to take water with me and all they were selling was tea and instant coffee (I do not like instant coffee)... but an hour in I was so dehydrated I had to spend 30p on a black instant coffee....
a little later they finally brought out the water.
It's a good story.
and actually I quite like visiting schools and sewing in the sun.
really, I've been doing lots of work things - if you'd like you can read my work blog over here.
This past week has gone really quickly, Bert went away for a few days and left me and sadie-cat to fend for ourselves. we mainly watched tv that bert doesn't approve of... and went to yoga.