Levain Bakery & Pink Pants

Cookies and pink pants?  They have nothing to do with one another.  I just wanted to document my bright pants!  Bought these last weekend at my sister’s and have worn them twice already.  I’m not usually looking so put together on a weekend, but was coming from my Institute for Integrative Nutrition conference at the Time Warner Center. Had a great afternoon of seeing Dr. Andrew Weil and Alicia Silverstone.  The latter didn’t convince me to become vegan, but Dr. Weil was great.

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So after Mark picked me up post conference, we walked north for a stop at Levain Bakery.   It was 5 and I was hungry.  So we ate dessert first.  Sometimes I feel a bit guilty, but…I had biked 50 miles yesterday morning and figured what the hell.  Followed that up with fries with dinner.

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I’ve always wanted to try a Levain cookie.  When you walk down the steps into the little kitchen, you can SMELL the baking and the chocolate.  And we went for a big fat cookie.  Right out of the oven.  Ooey and gooey.  Chocolate with chocolate chips.  More like a lava cake, or warm brownie.

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jack (jill) of all trades, master of none?

I’ve finally decided to give this a try, so let’s be done with this first post! I sometimes wonder if I have alot of interests, but am not an expert in anything! So this is a little about me, what I’m doing, what I like:

 
1. All things baking. I love brownies, I love cookies, I love cake. I love to bake them all. I don’t have a family of 10 to share all these treats with. Good thing we walk alot in New York. Alas, I’m not a top chef like my friend Emmie. If it requires more than 5 ingredients it’s not going to be made in my apartment.
 
2. Gadgets. I’m a gadget girl now, care of MB. TechCrunch, VentureBeat, ValleyWag, Gizmodo. I like to read them all. The most I’ve managed is an iphone, a completely wireless computer setup (wireless internet, keyboard, mouse). I couldn’t survive without my Google Reader for RSS feeds. I get my media online now, streaming HD. I really can’t afford to be an early adopter, though.
 
3. Triathlons. I gear up for one a year, and wish I did more. This is a recent interest, within the last 3 years. I do my best, enjoy the training, achieving the goal.