Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness


Mmmmm yoga was delicious today.

In honor of my friend, Polly, who mentioned my favorite Baptiste style yoga today on her wonderful blog, I decided to do one of my favorite yoga downloads this afternoon—the 90 minute Baptiste Power Vinyasa flow. This is a real one in a kind class….the instructor, Dave Farmar (LOVE him and just subscribed to his power yoga podcast series!) is hysterical and really makes holding the poses until you want to scream a lot more bearable. The class is all levels but you can work it as hard as you want to. When the 90 minutes was up, my beating headache felt a whole lot better and now is 100% GONE. Triangle pose works a heck of a lot better than any of those nasty painkillers I used to take all the time, that’s for sure.

And even better yet, my mom made another delicious dinner! I can’t feature the recipe since its straight out of my one of my favorite cookbooks—The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook—but its AMAZING……….caramelized scallops on homemade potato pancakes with smoked chili cream sauce. Yep, my mommy is a gourmet chef! Now yall know where I get my love for the kitchen from! 🙂


The recipe is awesome and quite easy! Totally worth buying this cookbook because I’ve sampled soo many of the recipes from it (including some delicious ginger cookies!) and they all rock. And who can really beat homemade potato pancakes?! I love ’em.


I was in foodie ecstasy with every bite. I chewed slowly with closed eyes. Amazing. Buy the cookbook now. Enough said.

Well, sadly its not the weekend for me. I’ll be up at 3:15 again starting my day but I’ll be smiling the whole time because Sunday is my long awaited day off and tomorrow night Ryan and I have a date night to go see a movie. I can’t wait!

I’m off to go test out the new bubbles.


Have a wonderful night and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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  • Meg
    January 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    What an amazing dinner! I might have to get that cookbook!

  • K
    January 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Potato pancakes – YUM!! Hope you enjoy your new suds!

  • Victoria
    January 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Dinner looks great! Your mom is a gourmet chef!

  • polly
    January 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Holy Moly, I clicked on your blog and saw my name and was like whoah!! 🙂 LOVE ya girl! and woohoo for Baptiste yoga, baby! oh man, I think I have done yoga (via the web) with Dave… he is great! Did he say “breathe in life, exhale strife”?? hehe love that. 😉

    Yummy scallops too… mmm. XOXO

  • Maggie
    January 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Ooo yes he does make you want to scream, but after you’re done it feels sooo good. Dinner looks divine!!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Polly’s awesome!! 🙂

  • Ryan
    January 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Oh my GOSH your mom’s dinner looks SO good! Glad your headache went away!

  • Katie
    January 23, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Those scallops look delicious! Kudos to your mom. I LOVE Kiss My Face products. I haven’t tried that product. Let us know what you think.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    January 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Yoga and a bubble bath? sounds like the perfect evening to me!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Oh, I love sweet Polly. Yeah, I remember those ginger cookies – didn’t they have like a cup of ginger? Yum!

    Have a good night/day at work tomorrow Jenna. You’ll be enjoying date night before you know it!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    January 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    LOVE the scent of ylang ylang and jasmine together!!

  • Sharon
    January 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Wow, looks tasty! Delicious!

  • Shelby
    January 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Faaaabulous Dinner!

  • Marissa
    January 23, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    You dinner looks like something out of a magazine!

  • Becca A
    January 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Wow does that dinner sound delicious! I get my love of cooking from my dad

  • linds
    January 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    scallops are my absolute favourite food….omg….your dinner looks fantastic, I would totally buy the cookbook for this recipe alone.

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    January 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    love love love love scallops! and your mom got those perfectly browned … your meal looks just like the cookbook picture!
    good luck with your last night/day of work — you’re so close!!

  • BridgetP
    January 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Dinner looks amazing! What a fitting bubble bath- hope it worked!

  • Sammie
    January 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I did that same class tonight and I was totally on the verge of screaming. The only reason I didn’t was that my little guy was sleeping. It was awesome – love the challenge.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 24, 2009 at 12:51 am

    LOVE Polly. LOVE yoga. LOVE potato pancakes (I made some tonight too…kinda eerie).

    Have a great weekend!

  • brandi
    January 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

    That dinner looks amazing!

    Enjoy your last day of work this week!

  • MOM
    January 24, 2009 at 9:49 am

    For anyone who is going to try my Turkey Chili recipe, I also add one red bell pepper, chopped, when I add the garlic. Enjoy! I do add more garlic then it calls for, but then again, I always do in any recipe…

  • Elina
    January 24, 2009 at 9:56 am

    What an interesting combo: potato pancakes and scallops. Sounds amazing! 🙂
    Enjoy your date with Ryan!!

  • FoodsThatFit
    January 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Ooh, I am obsessed with cookbooks. Looks like a great one I need to try out!

  • Kate
    January 24, 2009 at 11:37 am

    potato pancakes=love;)

  • runjess
    January 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    It’s nice that your mom is a good cook. My mom also sparked my interest in cooking, but in the opposite way. She;s more of a frozen lasagna/Chinese take out cook.

  • melissa (fitnessnyc)
    January 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I have bought that cookbook as a gift on 3 occasions. It’s funny that I don’t actually own it myself, nor have I been to the restaurant!

    Your replication is DIVINE!

  • Trust, Hope, Believe
    January 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I am now in the blog world after reading inspiring blogs such as yours. I am in culinary school and I loved reading your post of your graduation! I can’t wait until I can get a tall hat!

    Your dinner looks amazing =]

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