Monthly Archives: January 2014

So January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day, which is wonderful, if a bit unnecessary. Every day is a chocolate cake day! That said, I’ll never pass up the excuse to incorporate more chocolate into my diet, so I’m glad we have a special day to celebrate.

It takes about 5 minutes, tops, to whip these up

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I’ve clearly got summer on the brain, what with the mango muffins from two weeks ago and this week’s blueberry ones. What can I say? I’m a little sick of snow and negative temperatures. Windchill? More like wind, chill! I regret nothing – not these unseasonal muffins, and not that terrible pun.

That’s an Ikea baking mat and it’s bright pink and makes me happy

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When I was a kid, one of the things I was obsessed with clouds. I was always fascinated by how fluffy and soft they looked and my favorite day in elementary school was the day we learned all the different types of clouds – cumulus, nimbus, what was the other one, romulus? Oh wait, that’s from Star Trek.

Every time we took a family road trip, I would stare out the window and look up at those white puffs and think about how delicious they must taste. I was really into eating things that shouldn’t be eaten; in fact, I once ate grass in second grade on a dare. Sadly, since clouds were so far out of my reach, I ended up turning to the closest substitutes – whipped cream and cotton candy, which contributed to the half-dozen cavities I had growing up.

Vegan mango muffins

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It’s 2014 and we still don’t have hovercars or teleportation or personal androids. Most importantly, space ice cream is still not readily available in grocery stores. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty gyped by this new year. I don’t want a watch that is also a phone, but I do want to be able to reach into my tv during commercials and pull out a sample of whatever food the commercial is for. Come on, scientists, if Willy Wonka could do it, so can you!

 

They’re healthy, I swear

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