- Date: Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 9pm
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Kitchen: Chris' Apartment
- Sous Chef: Chris
- Recipe Rating: B+
I picked this one because I hadn't made anything out of the "Breads and Crackers" section of the book yet and it seemed like it was about time. This was quite good. I think I would prefer it without the apple chunks though. The topping was excellent -- sweet and crunchy. The loaves look nice. The bread has a good flavor and is very moist. I don't have any serious complaints. It made a good dessert and I expect it will also make a good breakfast tomorrow morning.
I spent a lot of time on the phone today. I think my friends and family are starting to realize that while I practically never answer my cell, I do usually answer it on Saturdays! People kept asking me on the phone if I miss Boston, and I kept thinking, "Not so much." Obviously there are people there that I do miss, and I miss the MIT math department, but I really love California! I love that it is warm enough to wear flip-flops. I love that there is a hot tub less than 100 feet from Chris' front door. I love that I can get in the car, roll down the windows, and drive through the foothills. Maybe I am just not a city girl at heart, but Cambridge is too crowded for me. I love that there is more space here, yet there are still things to do and good food, and many of the advantages of city life. And of course, I love my dear friends here that I see much too infrequently!
I will be back in Boston in two weeks though, and that will be good too. I do miss the fabulously fun MIT topology group. I miss throwing big dinner parties. I miss my own bed. I miss being at the homeless shelter, making lunch and hanging out with the people on my shift. I miss my well stocked pantry! But mostly I miss all the people in Boston that I care about (you know who you are!), and I am looking forward to seeing you soon.