Monday, March 29, 2010

Just another manic Monday

oh oh oh
I wish it were sunday....

sunday I cooked breakfast and feel in to the longest, hardest, 3 hour afternoon nap I have ever had. I went int to Montpelier for the evening to check out a film at the last day of the green mountain film festival. I went to see this amazing amazing film Orgasm Inc. Really, go see it now. NOW! the film maker was there, and spoke afterwards- so fascinating, well filmed, disturbing, and necessary. (blurb below)
  • in the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. ORGASM INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm.
Today I was on for breakfast, but a co-worker had some crazy teeth things happening so I ended up cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner- something I have never done here... it was long. breakfast went well (nature muffins) but lunch was rough. All of the office staff ate and I underestimated the amount of food I had and a few people had to wait 20 min for food... I was a little over ambitious with the hot pasta bar for lunch...
since tonight is passover a few of us had talked about doing a Seder.. I have been to one or two, but that's it. so I ended up cooking a good amount of Seder appropriate food for dinner- most of which I had never cooked or eaten before- at the end of a crazy long day- for 15 people.
meal included:
matzah ball soup, with homemade veggie stock
latkas (so fun to make)
wasabi sour cream dill sauce
homemade apple sauce
spankiopita (made by another kitchen cook)
chocolate covered matzahs

after dinner 4 of us went back to our place and did a Seder meal with much red wine, guitar and singing, and followed the Haggadah put together by Steve's (the only one of us who is actually Jewish) family. It was so nice to have the spirituality, tradition, and community tonight. Even though it was a 12 hour day of work, and I made all these complicated things, it was one of the best days I have had here... Everyone loved the food, and I got to cook for people tasty things that they really appreciated.

photos of the food and fun to follow/

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