Thursday, November 29, 2007
Today i'm in better spirits. How did i do it???
with a boatload of pannekoeken (belgian pancakes!)
This morning i made a stack of yummy vegan pancakes - skinny belgian style and paired them with a dozen toppings such as maple syrup - of course, blueberry jam, cherry jam, brown sugar, powdered sugar, dark chocolate and vanilla soy pudding, sliced bananas, apples and plums, dark chocolate sprinkles. I sat there at the table for about an hour putting together every random combination imaginable. Rolling the pancakes up in traditional pannekoek style was half the fun.
I think the winner combo was vanilla soy pudding, banana slices, and maple syrup. Runner up was cherry jam with dark chocolate sprinkles. But frankly they were all incredible! And washing it all down with rich creamy french press coffee just about sent me "naar de maan.!" (to the moon.)
After filling my belly to the max, I went for my first ride in a few days. I knew it would be cold since it's been hovering around freezing the past days. But today I was in for a bonus - the second i stepped outside, the ice pellets arrived. They were the ones that hit your face like zings of ice but immediately turned into water upon impact.
I almost never mind riding in rain; it's the post-ride cleanup that really blows. It is especially inconvenient when you ride in Belgium because the roads are usually covered in mud, cow dung and random construction materials. Vanderkitten did a great job in designing the kits for this type of riding, though, since most of the material is brown. After today's ride, all you could see though the mud was the white of the kitty head and the pink plaid pattern. To keep the bright light of the sun (ok, i was being optimistic) away from my concussion-sensitive eyes, I sported a pair of huge-ass Jackie-O glasses. Sexy. Purr... hahaha!
Tomorrow is another day...thank GOD!