Things that make me happy this week:
-I’ve been eating a lot of grape nuts. The crunch is so satisfying.
-IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) Sour Cherries
-Tapioca Pearls–though I haven’t eaten any yet this week, I’ve been thinking about them almost constantly, dreaming up exciting ways to use them in desserts.
-Re-uniting with old friends
-Fantasies about what the rest of my life will be like.
Current favorites include:
Option 1: I move to Hammondsport and help Dad build The Rock while working at Three Birds (redesigning their website and taking over as Pasty Chef), creating a fabulous new dessert menu that Food Arts comes to review) and start a family-run bakery.
I’ll plant a big huge garden and start writing a book of poetry, make friends with the witch who lives on the other side of the mountain and swim across the lake every morning.
I think I’ll renovate the little back house into an Ideation Studio. Or maybe I’ll just build a new one farther up on the property.
This plan is perfect for me because it satisfies all my needs: I get to be with the fam, doing creative, passionate things with people I love and become even more successful (even though I unfortunately won’t be training with a famous European Chef)…although, now that you mention it, I could probably convince Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud or Paul Bocuse to come visit for a few months, don’t you think?
Imaginary Future #2: Me. Switzerland. Master Chocolatier. (HEAVEN).
Yet a Third: Hot Side/Cold Side in the Carribbean, Mexico or Hawaii. The heat. The sand. The year-round tan. Need I elaborate?
Numero Cuatro:Canada. I love Canada. And I’ve only explored a tiny, tiny part of the country as yet. Elusive, sexy, foreign. And home to everyone’s favorite orphan (Anne of Green Gables).
How About New York City? Even though I’ve lived in New York State for my entire life up until the past seven months, I’ve only been to the city three times (and they were only day trips!). Perhaps it’s time to explore the big apple…
There’s always San Francisco. Big City life could be very exciting–especially with the Ocean so near by and the hot SF nightlife and cultural activities.
Do you have an imaginary future that involves me (or not)? Let’s hear it!! What’s your fantasy future??! Share your fantasy and win a tasty confection from moltenchocolate.com!!