Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chocolate Cake Fail

Kids, this is what happens when you don't follow the recipe's proportion! You get an ugly mess that's impossible to fix and eat. Lesson learned: Do not try to reduce a recipe meant for a 9 inch cake to 2 small ramekins.

Notice: the plastic glaze on top of the "cake"

For those that have been following, this resembles the 5 minute microwave cake that JSB made. This breaks my heart. I can't believe I made such a hideous thing.

The hard interior.

Ugh. I will try this again in the future...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coffee Cookie with Chocolate Chips

When I'm hurting, nothing makes me feel better than writing. In fact, I know when something is wrong with me when I wake up early. Strange? Not really. I usually wake up around 11 PM and I lounge around in bed until 12 or later. However, today I woke up at 8:30 AM and for the life of me, I could not fall asleep again. I tossed and turned, stared at the wall, and tried writing. Nothing helped. I finally crawled out of bed at 9 AM. I made tea to warm me up and here I am writing this post.

I have a vague idea of what's bothering me, but I will need to confirm it. I won't be able to figure it out until later tonight. In the mean time, I'm going to take a walk and relax my mind. Thinking too much about something you can't fix cannot be healthy.

When I'm feeling upset or emotionally off, I bake. Not necessarily for me to eat, but mostly to get my mind off of things. If my creation turns out well, it makes my problem that much smaller.

The Ingredients + Cookie

This is one of those "I am down so I'm experimenting" creation. It was only okay to me. The coffee flavor wasn't as strong as I had hoped. It's going to need some tweaking before I post up a recipe.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Family Left me...

Close-up Shot.

and I'm left with this. Well, they didn't actually leave me. They drove down to San Luis Obispo for my sister's college orientation. I didn't want to go, but I can't remember why. I decided to treat myself while they were gone by going to the farmer's market. I bought nectarines, okra, tomatoes, and fresh edamame.

For dinner, I stir-fried the okra with chili, made fried rice with egg and last night's rice, and made tomato salad.

So Colorful.


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