Wednesday, May 27, 2009

morning indulgences

i'm not exactly a morning person. [massive understatement].

yet, i do realize that getting up early to work with the uk folks is all part of the job. my mornings usually consist of swings between wanting to bang my head against the desk because of some of the emails waiting for me from the hong kong and beijing offices....to being extremely giddy that i'm not physically in the uk corporate office. for example, if i was in the uk office, i would probably have to be on a plane to the middle east on sunday. i think i'm really ok with passing on that trip. instead, DH has to go. tee hee. i suppose it is evil of me to laugh. oh well. tee hee.

i never quite know what is going to be waiting in my inbox when i wake up and login. not to mention the folks that are just waiting for the little skype bubble to pop up on their machines somewhere else in the world that alerts them that i am now online.

what a world we live in. what an incredible world.

sometimes, like this morning, when the mad morning rush ends...i make a little treat for myself. in this case, i made myself a yogurt and fruit parfait. i took a bit of extra time for the presentation....because...sometimes, presentation is key to a truly decadent morning indulgence. it was all so simple. yet so good. i started with a riedel stemless wine glass and some fage nonfat greek yogurt (one of my faves)....



and some sliced ca grown apricots....


spooned in some yogurt.....

then added some hazelnut agave (this is the key ingredient here....this "makes" the parfait)...

and then proceeded to continue with the layers of sliced apricots, a few ca grown blueberries, yogurt, and agave....



absolutely lovely. absolutely yummy. absolutely indulgent.

it was just what i needed to make the morning a bit easier.

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