[Semi-]Professional baker. Wine enthusiast. Crazy Cat Lady. Amateur yogini. Currently cooking my way through a CSA farm share.

All content created, photographed, and eaten by Cody Clark unless otherwise noted.

Catching Elephant is a theme by Andy Taylor.

 

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. - BKS Iyengar
One of my favorite things about yoga is that it teaches us to endure. When we endure the initial discomfort of a pose, we not only gain physical strength and flexibility, but also the mental and emotional resilience needed to breathe, relax, and convince ourselves that we can do it.
In life, there are things that we can change, and there are things that are going to happen whether we like it or not. A lot of time and energy can be wasted putting up with something that can easily be fixed, or worrying about something that can’t. Freedom is knowing the difference, and having the physical, mental, and emotional strength to either cure or endure.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. - BKS Iyengar

One of my favorite things about yoga is that it teaches us to endure. When we endure the initial discomfort of a pose, we not only gain physical strength and flexibility, but also the mental and emotional resilience needed to breathe, relax, and convince ourselves that we can do it.

In life, there are things that we can change, and there are things that are going to happen whether we like it or not. A lot of time and energy can be wasted putting up with something that can easily be fixed, or worrying about something that can’t. Freedom is knowing the difference, and having the physical, mental, and emotional strength to either cure or endure.

(Source: whitewineandcathair.com)

Just bought tickets to the Harvest Huzzah Feast of Fantasy at the Renaissance Festival! Huzzah!

I’ve taken introductory nutrition at least 4-5 times in my life, but I would like to learn more. Sometimes the things people believe and/or are unaware of just astounds me. It certainly isn’t their fault… which is why I’d actually really like to get into food advocacy. Everyone deserves to get enough to eat, and to have easy access to information to keep them healthy.

Why I sometimes want to be a nutritionist.

Science: This food has some good health benefits.

Media: This food will save your life and make you thin forever.

People: This food is the only food I eat now.

Science: Wait. I said it was good for you, but you still have to eat other things to, you know, live.

Media: Super food not as super as it was claimed to be. May kill you.

People: WTF I'M NEVER EATING THIS AGAIN. YOU LIARS.

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Have fun!!

The first of the fall farm share from Sunseed Farm. Swiss chard, kale, tomatoes, Chamoe melon, potatoes, cucumbers, parsley, onion, pattypan squash, and sweet peppers.

A re-introduction

This blog has evolved quite a bit recently. I’ve definitely noticed a lot of food bloggers have unfollowed when I’m not posting food, health bloggers unfollow when I’m not posting health-stuff, and so on. So, I think it’s time that I re-introduce myself.

Hi. I’m Cody. I look like this;

Note: I am not actually a pirate.

This blog is about 99% original content. My primary blog, hellobabieswelcometoearth, is the account I will follow and reblog with. I’ve tried to make it as obvious as possible that both accounts are me, and I apologize for any confusion… I’m just strangely particular about this blog being my own content.

Sometimes things will link to cookielynn.com, which was the URL attached to this blog once upon a time. I try to fix it when I notice it, but I still find those links all the time. They seem to redirect properly, which is an internet miracle of sorts.

This blog is about the following things…

Food. - I am an assistant pastry chef, an ex-cake wrecker, and a graduate of a community college culinary program. My earlier posts, which I reblog from to to time, are mostly baking projects. I’ve kind of gotten away from that, because 40 hours per week in a 90-degree kitchen filled with sweets will do that to a person.

Still, I’ve spent more time cooking lately, and quite often post food pictures. While I consider my diet healthy for my body and metabolism, a lot of what I post won’t be considered “healthy eating.” I believe in eating a varied diet, cooking with good-quality ingredients, and using moderation rather than restriction. I know nothing about weight loss, and generally have no idea about the calorie/carb/fat content of my recipes.

Wine and tea are my beverages of choice, and they’ll both come up from time to time.

Cats. - I have two, and you’ll be seeing a lot of them.

Fitness. - I started getting into exercise because my body was always so stiff and sore after being on my feet all day, carrying around 50lb bags of flour and sugar. My first attempt was a barre class that I left after nearly passing out. After that, I decided to start more slowly, using yoga to increase my flexibility and stamina. I’m seeing great improvements in both, but I still have a long way to go.

I’m currently looking for a good cardio routine to add to my lifestyle, but so far all I really like is dancing. I’ve thought about running, but am very very intimidated by it.

When I’m more confident in my strength and flexibility, I plan to take an adult beginning ballet course, in order to fulfill a life-long “I always wish I would have…” from my childhood.

Anxiety/Depression - I’ve had mild anxiety and depression for a good portion of my life. Though it held me back for years, it was never so severe that I felt I needed anything more than self-care. Recently, life has thrown me into quite a bit of instability, and I’ve sought help at a local counseling center.

Other stuff. - Sometimes books and games find their way onto this blog. I rarely get any feedback/notes on those posts, but that won’t stop me from trying to bring those folks out of the woodwork.

I had written and queued this before I joined the Secret Support Team, so this is also my introduction for the team. :)