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Back to School 
May 12, 2013 12:20 pm 
Updated: May 18, 2013 10:31 pm

   Well, I'm back teaching. I have a kindergarten class in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Before the accident I commuted in a car daily, however, I only drive around here, in Cold Spring Harbor and Huntington.  This past week I took the LIRR and subway to work.  

Guess what? I'm finding that I'm less fatigued and feeling much better! Who knew that the drive into and out of Bushwick was SO taxing? I didn't realize how tired I was just from driving. It's about 40 miles from here on Long Island to my job, 40 miles of fast moving, texting, phone talking traffic. I do not care to drive it anymore, the roads here are just too crowded with people who are not paying attention to the drive. 

I get on the train now and rest, relax and sleep. So far, so good! Hope you are all well and cooking up a storm!

Been creating lots of new recipes, just go to my recipe box if you'd like, here's one of them:;<

May 12, 2013 1:56 pm
Hi, glad your happy not driving to work. Thanks I will snoop through your recipe box. Feel free to look in mine I have a few personal ones.
May 12, 2013 2:03 pm
You live in a good area for mass transit. I would rather take the train as opposed to driving if I lived there. I hate heavy traffic, but I love driving. I would hate to not be able to drive. Glad I live where I can drive and not get too frustrated with traffic.
May 12, 2013 4:53 pm
Hi Manella, Thank you, yes taking mass transit is SO much better. I do have to walk through Bushwick a bit, which is NOT a good neighborhood, but it seems to be a time when most people are out. I will look at your recipe box, thanks for the invite! Chrissy
May 12, 2013 4:59 pm
Hi Doc, Thanks for the comment, yes driving can be fun, but around here, it's just plain scary for me now. The roads wind and people forget about how slippery things can get when wet. That's what happened to me, a kid (26 year old) came around a bend and lost control on a wet road. Every time I travel on the roads around here and cars come around a bend towards me I say a prayer. I suppose it will take a while before I feel OK with driving. I will however, always commute to Bushwick, it just makes sense! :-) Have a great day!
May 12, 2013 11:38 pm
I'm happy to hear you are so much better. There is no good way to drive into Bushwick from the island. I did the commute to downtown Brooklyn for about 18 months until my department moved back to Manhattan. Just pay attention to your surroundings and you'll be fine.
May 13, 2013 10:50 am
Glad you found an alternate way that you like.
May 14, 2013 4:55 am
Happy to read you are back and work and doing well!
May 14, 2013 7:57 pm
Crissy-I am glad you are finally able to go to work. I hope you are on the mend with your injuries. Nice to know you have an alternative to get to work.
May 17, 2013 10:10 am
Hi; like the other I am happy that you are able to get back to work. The great thing about being able to take transit is that it does give you time to relax and unwind before you get home and the hectic task of making dinner.
May 18, 2013 10:31 pm
Hey Chrissy, glad to hear you are doing better! Taking transit does take some of the stress out of the commute, get a good book to read and remember to watch for your stop!
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Lately I'm I am enjoying the challenge of "Veganizing" and "Nutritionizing" otherwise decadent and fat laden recipes. See my Vegan Gluten Free Brownies for example. It's quite fun to match the taste and add nutritional value to our favorite recipes. Stay tuned as I'm always working on some kind of matching creation.
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I like cooking everything, rather than a favorite thing to cook, I would like to share my favorite kitchen equipment, which is, my Blendtec Blender. It is AMAZING. Almost every recipe I create reaps the benefits of this expert kitchen tool. Next to that, I'd say I love my cast iron skillet.
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My Mom and Dad used to make the most amazing food. My Uncle Henry used to make these chicken wings that I loved. I remembered the recipe and make a tofu version!
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I like raw chocolate and spent about two years creating my own raw chocolate creation, which I call, Pure Delights. It was a fun occupation and hobby. I think, though, now since I'm on all recipes, I've finally come up with an acceptable vegan brownie!
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Burning my hand in the oven! Ouch! That hurts! I am prepared now, I bought a little burn kit which has come in handy recently!
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