Things have been kinda stressful lately and food has been more of an obligation and necessity than a "hobbery". I don't do too well with making big decisions because I think about things from too many angles and over-analyze my instincts. And even after making a decision I dwell on whether it was the right one or not. I'm transitioning to a new position at my co-op at the end of the month and I'm pretty excited about the change. Instead of Education and Special Projects Manager, I'll be the Education and Consumer Affairs Manager (or something like similar).
I know, I know. You still have no freakin' clue what that means, right? Basically I'll get to do more big picture work- Making sure the consumers have a good experience in our stores and learn something about food and/or the co-op's values while they're there. And I'll have fewer random projects. And I'll get to be in charge of the previously separate Education/Marketing/Demo departments, so I think it'll be pretty awesome to coordinate this work to have a bigger impact. A big impetus for this switcheroo is that my buddy Darci is leaving the co-op to go to school in San Fran and we'll have to get someone new to take her position (sad for us, happy for her!). I love change, but it still stresses me out a bit!
Anyways, I taught a couple classes this week: Homebrew sodas and Gluten Free Baking. Got a big surprise with the GF Baking class: My registration was 8 people two days before the class, but the class got listed in the paper and jumped up to 16 the day of the class! Surprise! Luckily, we still had enough food and the brownies were a seriously big hit! I'll post the recipe soon!
I'll leave you with a photo of some biscuit pinwheels that I made last week. I just prepared the Baking Powder Biscuits from Vegan with a Vengeance, spread one side with fun toppings and then cut into thin strips and rolled them up. I tried sun-dried tomato pesto, salt & pepper, and cinnamon-walnut (not together). These were pretty fun, but I think I still like plain biscuits better.