Behind The Butter

this weekend I…

baked…and baked…and baked some more.

took two yoga classes back to back and now can’t feel my core. Core? What core?

killed my basil plant.

watched Charlie St. Cloud and deemed it one of the worst movies ever created except for the one quick scene where zack efron lifted up his shirt. wait no! just kidding…not really.

had sushi and champagne with my girlfriends.

called my grandma.

didn’t wash any dishes.

finished my book.

ate leftover roasted peaches straight out of the fridge.

made one of these. yummy.

bought my plane tickets to this….i’m scared.


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  • Fit Chick Britt
    July 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

    So sweet you called your grandpa 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you baked and baked and baked!

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth)
    July 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    All good things (minus killing the basil). 🙂 Nice to hear you had such a relaxing weekend doing the things you enjoy. Cheers!

  • corey @ Learning Patience
    July 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

    champange and sushi??? sounds delicious… My husband was reading your blog last night and was seriously drooling over those peaches…. Too funny! Have a super Sunday! xoxox

  • kathleen
    July 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Estes Park is beautiful! I live in Denver and I am thinking of attending the weekend yoga conference. Are you doing the weekend one or the Baptiste 3 day-er?

    • jenna
      July 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

      I’m doing the 3 day Baptiste intensive! I’ve never been to Colorado before so I’m really excited!

      • Baking N Books
        July 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

        Maybe instead of saying “this” when you link – you could type out what your linking to?? Like ‘ attending the “baron baptiste intensive” ‘ – and still with link.

        Just that not everyone will click on vague links..or browsers (like mine) can’t handle it 🙁

        • Baking N Books
          July 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          Oh – and also – I do hope there’s a recipe coming for that cake picture!! 🙂

          • Errign
            July 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

            if you just hover your cursor over it, on the bottom of your browser it usually says what the link is to.

          • Baking N Books
            July 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

            Thanks – yeah I know! But not in these posts or most blogs (at least not for me).

          • Amber K
            July 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

            I have heard people say the hover thing before, and it doesn’t work for me either! I have to click on everything and it takes FOREVER!

      • jenna
        July 18, 2011 at 5:44 am

        you will love colorado, it’s a great place for a yoga retreat. Absolutely gorgeous!!

        is that a gf yellow cake you made?

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    July 17, 2011 at 8:56 am

    haha this was cute 🙂 cant wait for those baking recipes!!

  • Coco
    July 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Awesome, Jenna. Sounds like a good weekend! Mine has been filled with opera performances, and unfortunately, a liberal dose of dish-doing as well. Oh, and roasted peaches sound awesome.

  • Cait's Plate
    July 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I’m baking as well – it’s such a perfect weekend for it (but really, what weekend isn’t?)

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend (RIP basil plant!)

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    July 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for reminding me to call my grandma 🙂

  • Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open
    July 17, 2011 at 9:35 am

    The picture at the top is making me so hungry! My oats sound much less exciting now that you got my taste buds excited!

  • Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories
    July 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I love the rhyming at the beginning of this post. And, of course, that cake, even though I have no idea what it is. 🙂

  • Angie
    July 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Looking forward to hearing about your experience at the 3 day Baptiste program. After experimenting with many different kinds of yoga, I started practicing Baptiste inspired power vinyasa yoga in February and found that I really love it and that it is the yoga for me. I’ve been thinking about participating in one of his programs and would like to hear how it goes.

  • Heather
    July 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I won’t be able to attend the conference in Estes park but if you have an extra day/evening in Colorado it would be fun to meet up!

  • Katrina
    July 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Looks like an awesome weekend!

  • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    July 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Leftover roasted vegetables and fruits are the best! I actually think I like leftover butternut squash from the night before better than on the actual night I make it 😀

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath
    July 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I watched Charlie St. Cloud while I was in San Diego and fell asleep within 10 minutes. it was 3pm. Soooooooo boring!!!

  • dragonfly180
    July 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

    you bought a plane ticket to go do yoga? wow! and i thought driving 250 miles and staying a weekend in a neighboring state to do a race was a little crazy.

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Your basil plant died?!! How’d that happen? What a tragedy. I am getting sad just thinking how when winter creeps up I’ll be out of fresh herbs. It pains me just to think about it!

  • Jin
    July 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

    wow what a weekend!!!

    Jenna, I would like to ask you if you could do a post regarding your yoga practice. How you got started, your journey so far, where you are now.

    I’m asking because I’ve been following your blog for years now and I myself do yoga a lot. I just got “back” into Baptiste yoga after quite a hiatus… After feeling my life break into little pieces and overwhelmed by stress… Just a week into devoting myself into daily yoga practice again, I’m happy that I found ground. Yoga helps me in so much more levels than just the physical benefits. The feeling of control I have in life, the calm, the intuitive eating that naturally comes. I’m so happy that I have yoga in my life.

    I understand you are busy but if you can do a post devoted to your yoga practice, I’d love to hear more about where you stand! And I’m sure a lot of those out there who do yoga or who are interested will love it too.

    Have a great Sunday!

  • Karen
    July 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Jenna! I killed my supposedly ‘no brainer to grow’ basil plant this weekend too! Luckily I have a back-up that’s still going strong and hopefully will live out it’s natural life span so that I can support my basil dominant recipes. I so resent paying $5 for a package of basil at WF when I only need 1/4 cup.

    The Baptise yoga intensive looks intriguing…lucky you!

    You are SUCH a prolific reader, such an inspiration to just make the time; reading is so very rewarding!

    Happy Sunday, Jenna!

  • Caroline @ The G-Spot
    July 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Sounds like an AWESOME weekend! (And write up my alley!) 🙂

    • Caroline @ The G-Spot
      July 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

      Oops .. I meant “right” … I have writing on the brain. 😉

  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles
    July 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

    The green tea smoothie will be on my to-do list later today, looks great!
    Sushi and champagne with the girls! SCORE!

  • Lola
    July 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your book Jenna !! 😀
    Have a wonderful Sunday 😉

  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    July 17, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I want to go to that yoga conference! I think I’ll register. 😀

  • Maddie
    July 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    When you said “finished my book”…I thought you meant YOUR book. And I was like, “Whhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!”
    🙂 Soon enough…

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    July 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Wow, I’m so excited for you! 😀 That Baron Baptiste intensive will be absolutely incredible! Do you think you would consider becoming a teacher, or would you be just looking to intensify and deepen your practice? 🙂
    My boyfriend Tom and I are going to Colorado on holiday later this year, I am SO excited for us too, lol! 😛 It looks incredbile…I can’t wait to practice yoga there too, as well as hiking and camping and biking…so fun!
    This looks like such a wonderful weekend…in spite of the bad movie with the redeeming glimpse of the six pack 😉 xyx

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Have fun on your trip with Baron! That will be sooo amazing!

    Every time I’ve ever journeyed across the country or across the world on a yoga retreat, or a photography workshop, I have always left knowing so much more the subject at hand…but also experienced HUGE personal growth in sooo many other ways. Be prepared to grow and have a trip of a lifetime, in more ways than just yoga…I am thinking 🙂

    Basil plants. 3.99 at TJ’s. I’m a fan 🙂

  • Lauri (
    July 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I’m hoping to bake a peach pie still!! My husband is working on fixing our stove now, fingers crossed…

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

  • Kayla @ Sprouty Buns
    July 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I try to bake something every weekend! I find it so relaxing … and the end result isn’t bad either! 🙂

  • Em
    July 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I second the post about being keen to hear more about your yoga story!! I keep almost getting into yoga (my mom is an intensive devotee!) but I can never quite fall in love the way other people seem to… would be amazing to hear more about your journey!
    on the other hand sushi, champagne and nights with girlfriends have always been RIGHT up my street… !! xox

  • Rachel
    July 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Estes Park is stunning! You will have plenty of photo ops.

  • Jess @ Fit Chick in the City
    July 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Yoga in Estes Park, CO is a dream! Enjoy!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Jenna, what a fabulous weekend you’ve got planned. Planning trips, chatting it up with Grams, eating great food – these are what great weekends are made of 😉

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites
    July 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Jenna! Glad to hear you had such a great weekend! I love girlfriend get-togethers that involve delicious food and of course the necessary bubbly! They tend to be very rejuvenating happenings 🙂 Sorry about your Basil plant. I have killed countless culinary plants and have decided to stop torturing the little suckers until I actually have a real yard…. and time haha. AWESOME that you’ll be participating in the Baptiste power flow immersion… I would be scared too! I sometimes go to the Baptiste yoga studio in Cambridge but the classes are always so so so crowded… and they always kick my ass. I figure it’s worth the crowd now and then. Good luck to you girl!!

  • MartA
    July 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Wow Jenna I must say that I have been a faithful reader
    Of your blog for the past 3 years. The whole baptist thing just blinded me! I hope you voted no on proposition 8. I’m very sadden you seem so open and loving and the baptist doctrine is the opposite of that. Dissapoineted here but is your life not mine.

    • Amanda
      July 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

      Don’t think you understood her, MartA. She is going to a yoga retreat with Baron Baptiste.

    • Christena
      July 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Oh, wow. I think this is a really inappropriate comment.

      • jane
        July 19, 2011 at 5:24 am

        haha this is all hilarious. i hope you are finding this funny jenna! 😉

  • Brooke @ BittersweetBrooke
    July 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I think baking all weekend sounds fantastic! And Sushi and Champagne are pretty much two of my favorite things. This sounds like a pretty productive and awesome weekend!

  • cathy
    July 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    i call my grandma every sunday ~ glad you got to chat with yours today!
    travelled thru estes park and spent a day there – gorgeous spot. wow – that yoga retreat would be amazing. good for you!!!

  • Kareen
    July 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oh Jenna! You are so lucky to attend the Yoga Immersion!! I sooooo want to go but can’t miss 4 days of work at my job. I would be awesome if you’d do a little summary or recap of your experience. I did the Foundations In Action in Boston back in March and loved it! Baron Baptiste is so inspiring, and so are you!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Sounds like a good weekend 🙂 Hope we get to see some of the recipes from all that baking!

  • Liz @ iheartvegetables
    July 17, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Yumm I want to make a green tea smoothie! I had a smoothie today, and I had green tea… but not in the same glass 😉

  • grace b
    July 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    ….got totally hooked on Good Reads (thanks Jenna!!)

    …had amazing Honey Graham ice cream

    ….accidentally turned my one-hour hike with my dogs into a two hour hike when I got us lost. Good times.

    Looks like yours was awesome too!

  • Amy @ Hungry Hungry Hippos
    July 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    YUM!! I love this pic!! Recipe please!

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  • Kristina
    July 18, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Have a great time at the Baptiste immersion! And don’t be scared!!! I did an Anusara immersion recently and was totally intimidated but ended up having an amazing time… and was also the most sore I’ve ever been in my life but it was totally worth it 🙂

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    July 18, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Sushi and champagne with girlfriends is the best!

  • Anna
    July 21, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Say hi to my friend Paige at the conference! She’ll be teaching alongside Baron- she runs Africa Yoga Project. I’m dying to go myself but def can’t afford it right now (helloooo unemployment)

  • Gina (Yogattude)
    July 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Aw! I want to go to that Baptiste event so bad! My most favorite teacher Michel will be there teaching with Baron…you have to meet her, she is amazing!

  • jeannette
    July 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    charlie st cloud = worst. movie. ever!! seriously. ever.

  • Tim @ Sushi selber machen
    July 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Don’t know about Charlie St. Cloud but I’d say Black Swan is the worst ever. How could any movie ever be worse than this one 😉