2.0

BETA-ING MY MODE SINCE 2008

split pea soup | movita beaucoup

It is done. I graduated from baking school – with honours. I didn’t even fall off the stage. And for the first time in months, I’ve got time to do stuff. It has been an adjustment; I mostly sit around and make lists of stuff I should do, and then wander aimlessly doing other stuff. On…

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blueberry loaf | movita beaucoup

. . . The other day, I caught 2.0 trying to plug a mouse into a cd drive. Not a real mouse, bozo. Our wireless computer mouse needed a battery recharge, so I suggested that he use an old-school tailed mouse to get by for a few hours. That’s when I caught him trying to…

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orange sugar cookies | movita beaucoup

On Sunday, we had our first snow flurries here. Not many – just enough to make me feel like running around the yard with my tongue hanging out. But since I only run when being chased, I sat on the couch with my coffee surveying the neighbourhood and watching for possible crime. It was positively…

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refrigerator cookies with lemony frosting

Last week, I went to an orientation for baking school. It was very fun for: me. It was not fun for: 2.0. When I received the invitation for baking school orientation, I was very excited. The invitation for Get Started encouraged me to bring a loved one along. It suggested that I bring my parents and/or…

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nectarine muffins

Today is my niece’s birthday. Apolline lives in France, and I haven’t met her yet. That’s all going to change this summer when she comes to visit me. But this post isn’t really about Apolline. It’s about 2.0 and the cats. movita: Today is Apolline’s birthday. 2.0: Really? movita: Yup. She’s two years ol… 2.0:…

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This is a variation of a snack mix recipe that one of my students, Eda, gave me. Eda is in my Ballet for Seniors class. Yah, that’s right. Every Tuesday I’m faced with a group of the coolest seniors on the planet. Trust me, you wanna be them. Über cool. Awesome like the bestest, funnest…

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blueberry squares

2.0 has a routine when we go to visit his mummy, Jackie, by the ocean. As soon as we arrive, 2.0 runs to the washroom yelling, “why did you let me drink all that coffee before the drive?” Jackie shakes her head. 2.0 pillages Jackie’s refrigerator for snacks. 2.0 tells his mother that he is very hungry…

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I gave 2.0 months to decide on his birthday cake. I told him to pick whatever he wanted – sky’s the limit! I figured he’d pick something covered in icing roses or fine printing – you know, just for kicks. I wondered how many elements from cake decorating class I might have to work into…

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plovers/lovers

Three years ago today, I met 2.0. September 11th is a weird day for a lot of people. Some bad stuff went down. But when I met 2.0, I knew I wanted to take him home and bake things for him. You know, forever. It made September 11th one of the best days ever. And…

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I’m in Toronto. It’s my last night here – I’ve been on a little holiday with Rosie Beaucoup. I won’t lie to you – I was a little concerned about leaving 2.0 and Bill Beaucoup on their own, even if for just a few days. I mean, I’m sure man can survive on Kraft Dinner,…

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