Thursday, July 10, 2008

55th Annual World Championship Over-The-Line Tournament

What would I be doing in San Diego if I were there this weekend, you wonder?! Well, I'd be heading over to Fiesta Island to watch the OTL tournament... YOUSA!!!! It's fun and exciting and action-packed!! If ANYONE visits San Diego at this time of the year.. It's a MUST to watch OTL.. I mean, you must see it at least once in your life time.
It begins on July 12/13 and continues again on July 19/20 Better off going the first WE.. That's when all the action takes place... See OMBAC's Official Website for more info. This tournament is a tradition amongst local San Diegans... It's a gran' old party!!
Note: Photos taken off the internet.


SPIN CLASSES ("RPM") NOW PLAYING AT CLUB MOVING in La Haquinere!!! I cannot even begin to express how HAPPY and EXCITED I am that my gym now offers spin classes 7 days a week.... I went tonight and it was just AWESOME!!!! I used to spin 6 times a week at 24 hour fitness in San Diego until I injured my back in 2004 and again in 2005 (herniated disk L4/L5). I never thought I'd spin again because of my injury but when we went back to S.D. in April/May I did a few classes and I was okay.... I have been taking spin classes since spin started in San Diego YEARS ago.. I dunno ... maybe in the mid to late '90s or so... It's my fav. cardio workout at the gym so I am so happy that I can do it now in France.. Heck... I never need to go back to the U.S. now!!! I have everything here that I need!!!

Note: Photos taken of the internet.

A new arrival in France--- YAY!!!!

Okay friends and fellow bakers...
Happy is the day now... You can make MAGIC bars and other flaked coconut recipes as this new item has just recently appeared in your local supermarkets such as Atac, Monoprix and I am sure some others, as well... It can be found in the baking section.. with the pepites au chocolat and nuts... GREAT!!! If you are interested in making that deadly as sin recipe, "magic bars," now just google it.. It's very easy...

**** moist (flaked) coconut as opposed to the common dry, toasted coconut flakes you find all over France for baking! It's equivalent to Baker's Coconut.. YUMMMM!!!! Surprise your French friends with the sweeter than sweet dessert- Magic Bars!!!

Moist and tender sweetened coconut flakes... YUMMM!!!! So glad it's here! Bienvenue en France!!!
This is the one that has been here forever now... It's dry, flaked (shredded) coconut, also for baking.

Friends in San Diego celebrating the 4th July!

Johnny, Jeff, Shelly, Fu, Gabe, Marie, Mattias, Shari-- and others at Shar's place in Del Mar!