Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hello Friends

It’s been far, far too long.

Since my last post, I have moved. Twice. Been given a sewing machine. Got lots new kitchen stuff. Knitted a plethora of things. Taken pretty much no pictures of anything. Been back to Halifax three times. Baked numerous yummy items. Gone vegetarian. Become attached to a vegan. Been given a Derby name (Gwen Stacy).

So I’m just going to start from today.

Banana muffins.


Vegan. Recipe from The Clean Eating Mama. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of all the individual spices because I still haven’t gone through all the spices I have since the move. Also, I have a paper bag labelled “Katie Spices” which I got at a going away party for a Derby friend where she told us to pretty much take her entire kitchen contents. The spices in said bag, are in individual bags though. Not just a mash of rosemary, thyme, crushed red pepper flakes, etc.


Speaking of kitchens. This is mine. It’s the first time that I’ve really been able to get my kitchen the way I want it. And the table is awesome. You can’t see the stove, or sink, but they are there behind me. Trust me.


Please excuse the mess of boxes. If you can believe it, we have already been through a garbage week and gotten rid of most of our moving boxes. What I really want to showcase is the cereal shelf. We tend to go through a whole mess of cereal. And not just the sugary crazy rot your teeth kind. There is a box of Raisin Bran, and some Almond Crunch. And there are containers of Special K and Shreddies in the actual cupboard too. It all goes well with Fruit Loops, Reece’s Peanut Butter Puffs, and Chocolate Cheerios (which I am still not 100% on).

I also made a vegan chocolate cake from a recipe I found on Instructables. Haven’t tried it yet, but we shall see. I just made an 8’ square cake, but this is supposed to be a birthday cake for the fella. He asked for a chocolate cake with cherry pie filling. I was thinking a Roll cake, but I don’t know if I can pull it off. If not, I could also do a round layer cake with cherry filling. Chocolate frosting or a glaze? Or a veganized ganache?

I hadn’t heard the animals for a while, so I went investigating.


Found this in the bedroom, then I looked up to my right.


He apparently didn’t like my investigation. Either that, or he just wanted a little loving.


Let sleeping dogs lie.




Carolyn said...

Welcome back! I've been checking every so often to see if you'd written anything. Any knitting to speak of?

theaudiochick said...

Nothing really of note. And no pictures. I knit a beret for a friend, finished a plain vanilla pair of socks (Aracania fingering weight in blues), a pair of plain gloves... Oh wait! I did knit the fella a pair of fingerless mitts with a Scott Pilgrim Sex-Bob-Omb on them. And then another pair with a Green Lantern logo on them. And then a pair with the Wonderwoman Logo.

But nothing much..... :P I think I should take some pictures.