Sunday, November 2, 2008

I passed!

*I passed my Preliminary Exam last week! I just a have a little bit more research, my thesis writing to tackle, and then my defense!

*Mike's home alone for a few days while I'm off to Texas. Maybe he'll blog about his exciting adventures.

*I discovered new dishes that I enjoy: 1) yamaimo okura natto nebaneba bo-ru minus the ikura. It's basically a slimy mess of natto, a grated sticky potato, and okra. Oh, it's great! 2)and chicken biryani, an Indian rice dish.

*I treated myself to a present. "Field Guide to Cookies," by Anita Chu from Dessert First. I'm quite excited about this purchase. I've been meaning to buy this book for a while, but needed to find something else on Amazon so that I could receive the free shipping.


chou said...

Congrats! Good luck with your interviews! My mom also wishes you luck!

K and S said...

Congrats! I hope you like the book, Anita is a great baker!!

genkitummy said...

Thank Chou. It was so nice talking to you and catching up yesterday!

Kat-thanks. I'm pretty sure I will enjoy the book. I figured I'd try out some of the recipes for the holidays.

Diana said...

Congratulations! So exciting :) I never did try natto. The one time I smelled it I wasn't feeling adventurous enough.

Joie de vivre said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I am just like you with Amazon. I have been contemplating for a while now about buying a book called bundt cake bliss but haven't found another one to qualify for the free shipping!

genkitummy said...

Thanks Diana! I really like natto, but it is definitely an acquired taste.

joie de vivre-
Thanks for stopping by our blog. The "Bundt Cake Bliss" book sounds great and it looks like it received good reviews! Hmmm...I may have to look into this purchase too!