Saturday, 5 March 2011

Weekend Cooking: Cupcakes, Sushi and Posh Calories

Odd things can happen when you're not really book shopping, but you happen to be in a bookstore.  Daughter had some gift certificates that were burning a hole in her pocket.  Off we went to the bookstore.  Now remember, I have about 200 books waiting to be read, so I had no intention of buy another book.  That is till we happened onto the rack with clearance books at $1.00.  That destroyed my resolve.

Daughter seclected Cupcake by Rachel Cohn and then I saw Emma's Table by Philip Galanes.  I picked it up solely on the basis that it had cupcakes on the cover.  Time will tell whether it was a good choice.

Don't you love my new socks.  They are from a company called Sock it To Me

As much enjoyment as I get from cooking, baking, and trying new recipes, there is the other side.  I need to watch that intake and ensure that I am active enough.  My sister has challenged me to a race and I know that I need to lose quite a bit of weight before race day. Hopefully this stylish little book from Andrews McMeel will be of help.  Its the pocket posh complete calorie counter.  I have bought similar books in the past, but their covers are so obvious, that they have never left my kitchen.  This one is clearly meant to travel with you.
When you remove the title band, you are left with a cool looking book with an elastic closure.

I'm looking forward to the publication of their Pocket Posh Cocktail book due out in September 2011.

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TheBookGirl said...

I love that cute pocket counter :)
And who could resist a $1.00 book rack? Not me, lol!

caite said...

the cocktail one sounds like more fun than the calorie one...but still a clever idea.
and I SO know about having hundreds of books to read and still another one calls to you.
what can you do? lol

Beth F said...

can't wait to hear how you like your new book. OOOOOHHHHHH I love your socks. They are the absolute cutest. Just perfect for a foodie.

And good luck on the race and I agree that the calorie counter book is perfect for taking with you. Now that cocktail book sounds interesting. LOL

Joy Weese Moll said...

I love how cupcakes, sushi socks, and a calorie counter all end up in the same post! And the photos look completely color-coordinated!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I hope the cupcake books are good!

Rikki said...

What an absolutely cool calorie counter booklet. I agree, most look so obvious and boring that you don't want to touch them. This one looks girly and nice, I love it.

Dorte H said...

What a smart calorie counter!

And of course I love new socks - are there people (women) who don´t? ;)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I'd picked the cupcake book, too :) And then definitely would need a calorie counter with cupcakes on the mind!

Love the socks!

Chinoiseries said...

Love, love, love those socks! Will you be baking from the cupcake cookbook soon?

Darlene said...

I love the pocket counter. I can't resist the sale bins ever! Love your mom would kill for those. lol.

Heather said...

I don't think that either of the books contain recipes, though I do have a cupcake cookbook that I have been meaning to get at. I'll try for a post in April.

Anonymous said...

Those covers would have been enough to tempt me too