Since we’ve moved to Denver, I’ve been getting more into biking. I really do think it’s the best way to get around a city assuming you live in a city that is bike friendly!
One problem with bike riding though is that bikes tend to break a lot. If you’re putting 5-10 miles a day on a bike, it’s going to break. It’s also really annoying to take it into a shop to fix minor stuff.
Me being me, I figured I could sort of teach myself the basics of bike maintenance, but it just wasn’t working. I would watch youtube videos and stuff and get nowhere fast!
So I decided to get some real training. I had my first intro class to bike maintenance on Tuesday and it was amazing. I learned more about bikes in an hour than I’ve learned in the last six months. I can’t wait to learn more!
Remembering Judy Rodgers - I was really sad to hear about Judy Rodgers passing away this week. She has always been a food writer and chef that I look up to. I never met her, but this post is a fantastic tribute and definitely worth a read. (@ Ruhlman)
Five Minute Bourbon Balls - Bets and I are hosting a holiday party this weekend and these might be on the menu. They look wonderful and I love that I can make them quickly since I’ll be working on many other dishes also. (@ Sprinkle Bakes)
Serious Mulled Wine – Another item that might be on our party menu this weekend. Toss everything together in a crockpot and it’s done! I might add some cinnamon sticks for good measure. (@ Endless Simmer)
This Week’s Meal Plan
Polenta, or grits, gets kind of a bad rap, but it’s such a flexible ingredient. It also happens to be one of my favorite winter foods because it’s really warming and filling. This week’s meal plan centers around the beauties of polenta!
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