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Katie in the Kitchen

About a week and a half ago, my team took an offsite to Savory Kitchen in San Jose for a cooking competition and an early dinner! I’ve been on a few offsites with my team now, but this was probably the most fun. Plus, we’ve grown a lot in the last year so there are a lot more people to get to know. I wasted no time putting on my apron and promptly asking for a chef’s hat so that we could take this picture!

Our challenge? To construct a delicious flatbread. My team wasn’t very good at listening to instructions so instead of making one flatbread like every one else did, we made two different kinds. Maybe we thought we were bettering our chances, but it’s likely that we just misheard the instructions. Secondly, it is very hard to make a good flatbread with a glass of wine in hand. Even though our team lost, I was pretty happy with how tasty our flatbreads were. I would probably eat it again.

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I’ve already been to 85C in San Jose three times now in one week. I’d say we have a problem. I was actually planning on writing a post this week about the different ways that I’ve been saving my money lately and one of those things is because I have stopped drinking Starbucks every day on the reg and instead drinking the Blue Bottle Coffee that is now provided at work. I had a good thing going for me for the last couple of months… until this past week. On Kevin’s last day, we went to 85C for breakfast and I was caught in a whirlwind of delicious and warm pastries, a variety of desserts I could only dream of behind glass cases, and best of all – the sea salt iced coffee. This thing is heaven. I typically don’t drink coffee on weekends because I’m not working as hard and don’t need it, but I found myself making the drive to 85C on Saturday AND Sunday just so I could get this iced coffee. It’s all downhill from here…

I would drink this everyday if I could. There goes that whole saving money thing I established.

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Happy New Year!

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Welcome to 2013 y’all!

Your girl is back.

I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe holidays this season. I spent the past four days adventuring in the bay area and for the first time ever – celebrating New Year’s Eve in another city – San Francisco! I’ve always loved the area and have been very fortunate this year to have visited three times. It reminds me so much of Seattle, but is also so different and unique at thee same time that I am fully aware that it is just nothing like home.

Boy took me to see Santa Cruz this time around and I loved the beachy vibe that kind of reminded me of a Southern California city. Along the trip, we traveled around San Jose, had a shopping excursion, AND had In N’ Out – my favorite. it was nice to have a little getaway, but I am so happy to return to the comfort of my own home and to be blogging in my office – the corner of my sectional with my Pendleton blanket.

While I was gone, I happened to miss that Kim Kardash and Kanye got pregnant! Thanks Jeanette ¬†for informing me! I’ve got the best friends looking out for me while I am disconnected.

 

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