Monday, February 15, 2010

Edward Gets Confused

Feb 9th Pic of the Day - Our newish car (bought Nov 09)

JD and I are fans and consumers of Toyota products. We recently traded in our beloved 2006 Matrix and bought our second Toyota, a 2010 Prius. I secretly (well, guess the cat is out of the bag now) refer to the car as Edward....because the Blizzard White paint job is pearlescent and sparkles in the light. Thanks to Mizz J for introducing me to the Twilight series et al, and that reference!

And now Edward is going to be recalled because of a braking problem. We hadn't experienced it until just this weekend, when JD was braking and went over a bump. Ooops, Edward got confused apparently and the braking just cut out. Thankfully we were going quite slow anyways and there was no one ahead of us.

I do hope Toyota learns from this experience and comes back stronger and more quality-focused than ever. We do think they make excellent cars (well, excellent for our needs...reasonably priced, durable, reliable) and I personally love our dealership - which has besides exemplary customer service, a cafe and quiet room with really don't mind waiting for the car to be worked on. Oh yeah, and let's not forget the complimentary car wash, so Edward can continue to be sparkly!

Feb 10 POD - Maple Quinoa Cereal
I recently made this recipe, from OhSheGlows, a wonderful website with many great recipes. Vegan baker Angela comes up with cool ways to eat healthy.
I've gotten a lot of great ideas from her site, including the whole Green Monster smoothie crush I'm currently experiencing!
The cereal was easy to make, quite crunchy and nicely sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon.
It did keep me full longer than a regular bowl of flakes, no doubt due to the high protein content of the quinoa.

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