Friday, July 31, 2009
A customer came into the bakery last week and told my coworker and I we should write a book about working there in the middle of the summer. I told her I'd title it "My Sweltering Summer." As the temperatures rise and humidity increases, I am working too close to ovens that raises the entire building temperature at least 10 degrees. When good-intentioned customers bring up the fact that it is very warm inside, I just retort with a pleasant "It's my own personal sauna." And judging from the number of times I have been told so, the sweat must be VERY good for my skin.
For I have been just sweat-alicious lately. I grew up in an extremely dry environment (read decade drought) and just have never been able to fully adjust to humidity. My sweat glands didn't even habituate after living a year in Thailand. So I try to just accept my Shiny, glistening nature.
So This girl just dusts on some baby powder in the morning, stays away from foundations that would clog up the poors, and carries around a little paper towl for occasional dabbing.
I also drink A LOT of water. and While Grape Powerade Zero tastes like a liquid popsicle, to avoid the sucralose I've been packing a coconut water to make sure my electrolytes stay ok. On a whim at Whole Foods I picked up a O.N.E. Coconut water with Coffee Flower.
SAY WHAT??? It never occurred to me that Coffee Trees must have flowers. I love the taste of plain coconut water, and have been pretty turned off by the Tropical flavors a lot of other brands mix in (Pina colada-no. Passion Fruit-No. Cashew Fruit-gag me). but this, THIS IS DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!Apparently the coffee flower has about the same level of caffeine as a cup of green tea and lots of polypenol antioxidants. Plus I love their slogan- "Some O.N.E will change your life" So corny but adorable. This little dude is super tasty, and currently Whole Foods has a 75 cent off coupon-making them about 1.75-I'm going to go stock up!
So Random House, I await your offer. I'll refer you to my agent.
P.S. Clear Flour was Rated Best Bread in Boston by Boston Magazine! So if your in the area, stop by! You will be greeted my shiny, smiling face! [and if you're not tempted by the decadent pastries, try the Pain Meunier-Miller's Bread, or a Fire-Roasted Tomato Roll, or my favorite-Volkornbr0t- 100% organic rye berries with sunflower seeds!]