I’ve got lots of updates today, so settle down with cup of tea (I’m drinking my English breakfast tea that I picked up at Fortnum & Mason in London – it makes me feel slightly British!) and let’s get caught up, shall we?
Last week I went out for dinner with an old friend from elementary school who I reconnected with through social media. We checked out Burlington’s new pizzeria Son of a Peach, which has been getting rave reviews ever since it opened. We split the Fig & Prosciutto pizza and the Pig & Peach pizza – both were delicious! The combination of peach and bacon was unexpected, but surprisingly good.
I also recently went out for drinks with some of my high school friends who I only see occasionally. As I was sitting there I looked around at everyone and it suddenly hit me how much time has passed since high school. Some have jobs, some live and work overseas, some are in serious relationships… it’s like we’re adults or something. Scary.
I still haven’t found a job as a Registered Dietitian though. I’ve applied to a few positions that interested me, but I haven’t even heard back from one of them. And not only is it frustrating, but it’s also a bit of a blow to the self esteem. I’m just trying to stay positive by telling myself that I’m probably competing with people who have loads more experience than I do, and that the right job will come along soon.
And I guess one of the perks of being unemployed is having tons of time to play in the kitchen. One day when I had an entire afternoon free I decided to make homemade rosemary focaccia (I used this recipe and added rosemary). It turned out beautifully and was the perfect accompaniment to Jamie Oliver’s lentil soup.
I’ve also been loving that I have the time to go to the farmers market so often. In the past week I’ve gone twice! Most of the first loot was used to cook dinner with my friend, and the eggplant I used to make this fantastic open faced sandwich with olive relish.
But when I’m not job hunting, making bread, or going to the farmers market, I’ve been helping my parents with the basement. Burlington had some nasty flooding while I was in England, and our basement got about 4 inches of water (which is better than the 8 feet that some houses got – I can’t imagine what a nightmare they must be going through). We have to tear up most of it, and also get rid of a lot of stuff, so it’s been busy!
What has been going on lately with you?