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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard : and not the Dairy Queen Type

Chicago is supposed to be hit with the worst blizzard to date. Teachers yesterday warned us that classes may be cancelled for Wednesday. That little weather band on the bottom of news channels is going into overdrive. Supposed to be the snow storm of the century. Or the year.

Snow and I have a love-hate relationship. I think it's pretty. When it isn't flying directly into my eye (which it tends to do) I actually find it somewhat pleasant. At least it has to be above freezing, right?

But sometimes it gets a bit tense between the flurries and I. Snow likes to play tricks. It likes to make my commute to campus a bazillion hours long. It likes to make me slip.

It likes to steal my boots.

When I was little I hopped out of our boxy Cadillac into knee deep snow. When I unearthed my foot, it was bootless. Despite all our searching, we could not find that boot until the snow melted.

Clearly, you can see why snow and I have issues. No one touches my shoes and gets away with it.

According to all reputable weather sources, snow and I are geared to meet again. And I'm ready. I've got cookies, nutella, and a salad so spectacular, it only can be served in a mixing bowl. So, bring it blizzard. Just stay away from my boots.

"Everything But The Kitchen Sink" Salad


Kalamata Olives
Balsamic Viniagrette


To make the farro, combine 3/4 cup of farro with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for roughly 20 minutes. Watch for when the water is absorbed and test the farro for doneness. They should be tender with a bit of chewiness.

Add the rest of the ingredients and dressing. Toss and enjoy!


  1. Me and snow have a hate hate relationship. I hate it X 2! Stay warm daaaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

  2. my brother lives in chicago so ill def be thinking of you guys this week with that storm! stay warm and be safe :).