Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You know it's time for a haircut when...

Your split ends have split ends. For reals. I saw this on my own bad self last week and promptly phoned my dear friend Lauren at Raw Beauty. The soonest I could get in was this week - tomorrow, in fact. Thursday cannot come soon enough!

However, I'm always conflicted about haircuts. I'm in the process of trying to grow my hair out, which means I tend to stave off even a trim for as long as possible. I had been getting my bangs trimmed in between cuts, but missed out on that this time around (you know, being in Spain and all...)

Here is some photographic evidence to show you just how hairy (ha!) it's gotten! (don't worry, the shot is mostly of the bangs...I won't scar you with a macro shot of the split ends upon split ends).

Monday, August 3, 2009

I scream, you scream

I know it has been awhile since my last post, and Dallas has certainly been doing his share to contribute to the Synchyshyn blog. Apologies, readers (translation: Rebecca Shulba & Becky Buhler).

Last Sunday my friend Caitlin and I got together for a day of "cooking." It really had more to do with baking and ice cream making, but in the category of food creation nonetheless. We have recently been inspired by Pioneer Woman to make vanilla bean ice cream. Of course we needed something to serve it with, so that led to the creation of the most delicious little raspberry cobblers. We also made "Caitlin's magic buns" and some rhubarb & strawberry sauce to try to fill in the time while the ice cream did it's thing (you know, got icy...or whatever).

We tried our hand at experimenting with food photography (we've got lots to learn...e.g. aperture!), listened to a iTunes genius soundtrack based off of M. Ward's Fisher of Men and nearly became diabetic. It was, of course, excellent. I am thankful for a fantastic friend like Caitlin who enjoys cooking as much (or possibly more!) than I do and thinks that spending an entire sunny summer Sunday in the kitchen is a good idea.

Here are some of the photos from the day, in no particular order...which mostly has to do with the fact that I am quite inept at using the Blogger photo editor. I dislike how it uploads and formats these photos - any tips would be appreciated.

Cobblers, mid-bake:

Caitlin's magic buns, also mid-bake (I think):

Me dumping the ice cream "batter" into the mighty
Kitchen Aid mixer. I know, I should have been
wearing a hair net.

I believe Caitlin's instructions were, "punch it!"

Caitlin and the dough.

Mmm...rhubarb & strawberry sauce!

This became ice cream, for reals.

Whisk it...whisk it good.

This was before we started. We look so chipper.