I finally decided to get my extensions taken out so that I wouldn't have to deal with all of the tangling, shedding, and gaps that needed fills. This is the first time that I have ever willingly cut my hair short, and I am actually pretty happy with how it turned out. My hair feels much more light, free, and easy to take care of.
A few days ago, Barry and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary. We took a cooking class together, which was super fun, relaxing, and educational at the same time. They had all of the ingredients ready for us (which were fresh and from the local farmer's market) and taught us the techniques for cooking a full-course meal. Our menu included:
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Prosciutto Toasts
Roasted Corn and Tomato Salad
Green Bean Salad with Tarragon and Goat Cheese
Although I knew that this was a beginner's level course, I was surprised at just how easy all of these dishes were. I will definitely recreate every single one of them again at home.
They have a wide-range of classes to choose from at L'Academie de Cuisine, and we chose this one based on the menu, the date (a weekend that Aunt S could baby-sit Ryan), and skill level (very basic due to my lack of cooking abilities, ha!)
I would love to take more classes like this in the future, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a unique "date" idea, or who wants to become more comfortable with basic skills in the kitchen, and even to those who are more serious about cooking.
Here is Barry's final product:
And this was our dessert:
Our instructor even served us homemade ice cream to go along with the peach tarts. Mmmmm... yummy in my tummy!
Many of the recipes for these dishes can be found in the cookbook, Plenty. I just ordered it and I am looking forward to discovering even more delicious vegetarian combinations.